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El Chef

Avenue Quito, Mindo, Ecuador
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“lomo” (10 reviews)
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Avenue Quito, Mindo, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Lomo a la Piedra and it was the nicest steak I had in Ecuador. It was a substantial meal, so arrive hungry! This is somewhere for the food, not the ambience. Service was OK, but the staff spoke no English.

Thank Howard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant serves some of the best beef in Ecuador. It was so good we returned after our first visit during our week in Mindo. The special Lomo ala Piedra... Is a big cut of beef, served on a sizzling stone. The meat is melt...More

Thank lynn258
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want decent, we'll cooked food at a modest price this is the best restaurant in Mindo. On top of that the staff are extremely courteous. If you get there in time for their lunch special you can get their delicious soup plus main...More

Thank 1962Healey
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Excellent food, nice place, well located, just at the entrance of Mindo's "main street". Great option to refuel after a day of activities!

Thank AXM1213
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Lugar icónico en Mindo. Vas a cenar con turistas y los de Mindo también. Parece que la chica que nos atendió puede ser que esté harta de atender a los que visitan Mindo. Buena comida. Si no pides el lomo a la piedra, puede ser...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We adored this great spot in the charming town of Mindo! Although we were clearly tourists we noticed that the majority of patrons at lunch were local families. The two soups were especially good as were their traditional Ecuadoran dishes of pork and chicken. The...More

Thank EngagedSeattle_WA
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

visited for dinner and was very impressed by the quality of food for the price. big portions, great service and atmosphere.

Thank kel_fry_87
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Very good steak and trout. Big portions and fair prices. Polite and fast service. Would go here again.

Thank Mikkel K
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The food here was excellent from the Sea Bass to the huge rock seared steaks. The burgers were also excellent. Also, great service for our group.

Thank MTLinda
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I had a pretty good chicken dinner at El Chef. Their menu varied and parts of it are in english and that's important because it was hard to communicate with the waitress but in the end it all worked out and the meal very good...More

Thank rlhatton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Quito, Mindo, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Mindo
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