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El Sitio

Bugambillas 9 de octubre s/n y calle sucre | Corner with Calle Sucre, diagonal to Banco del Pichincha’s ATM machine, Mindo 170751, Ecuador
+593 98 372 4955
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (7 reviews)
“fish” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Latin, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
Bugambillas 9 de octubre s/n y calle sucre | Corner with Calle Sucre, diagonal to Banco del Pichincha’s ATM machine, Mindo 170751, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Honestly, this is the best restaurant during our months of travelling South America. And we didn't expect it, because the place looks nothing like fancy, but like a normal Ecuadorian restaurant. When reading the menu, we noticed, that the typical Ecuadorian dishes had a special...More

Thank BenniKl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little restaurant located just off the parque in Mindo has the best sauces to go with excellent fish, chicken, and pork dishes. Our favorite is the coconut sauce on the pascado, or shrimp. Yummy to our tummies goooood.

Thank Lafayette B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great find right off the square in Mindo. We stopped in for lunch after a long hike and ordered the fish with maracuya sauce. The fish was cooked perfectly with a sweet, spicy passion fruit sauce and crispy patacones (plantains). The proprietor Willy was...More

Thank mhcv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You’d think this little hole in the wall restaurant wouldn’t offer much in the way of flavor but you’d be wrong! What delious meals are being offered here. After eating here once, we found everything on the menu deserves a sample and returned a second...More

Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent, as was the service. Willy, the proprietor made a point of making sure all our needs were attended to. Plus, the fact that he comped the coffee didn't hurt. Highly recommend if you are looking for a very tasty, well-priced meal.

Thank Hartley W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here 4 times :-), so it was great! Perfect service, very kind people, great canelazo and our favorit: espaghuetti con camarones en salsa napolitana. Go here, best choice in Mindo.

Thank ElsL152
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is just lovely. Willy, the chef, was so friendly and made us feel so welcome. He stayed to have a chat with us even though we barely speak Spanish. The portions are huge and really well priced. The food was delicious - I...More

Thank Georgia G
Willy C, Propietario at El Sitio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Google Translation

Siempre a sus ordenes. Gracias por su opinion que tengan un exelente viaje

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The people who works here is amazing the chef from Puerto Quito has such a good quality cooking. Best meal in town so far

Thank 988marcoj
Willy C, Propietario at El Sitio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018
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Muchas gracias.. nos complace atenderles, siempre a las ordenes... que tengan un lindo viaje..

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

For 3,5 dollar I ordered the granola with yoghurt and fresh fruits. Breakfast was served with free coffee and a fresh pineapple smoothy. Portions were big enough to feed 3 persons and food was very fresh and tasty. Definately worth the visit!More

Thank Morten B
Willy C, Propietario at El Sitio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Muchas gracias estamos feliz de saber que nuestros clientes cada dia estan mas motivados por nuestra gastronia desde Mindo el...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

El Sitio probably has the best steaks in town. The staff are friendly and put up with my terrible attempts at Spanish, but in common with many restaurants in Mindo, they are understaffed and the food takes a while to arrive. Worth the wait though...More

Thank john_on_road
Willy C, Propietario at El Sitio, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Muchas gracias estamos feliz de saber que nuestros clientes cada dia estan mas motivados por nuestra gastronia desde Mindo el...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bugambillas 9 de octubre s/n y calle sucre | Corner with Calle Sucre, diagonal to Banco del Pichincha’s ATM machine, Mindo 170751, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Mindo
  • Phone Number: +593 98 372 4955
  • E-mail
Description
New Location and New Name: I’m proud to notify that I’ve moved into to a bigger location (just meters away), and my restaurant’s new name is “El Sitio”. The address is as follows: “Bugambilias, 9 de Octubre y calle Sucre (diagonal to Banco del Pichincha’s ATM machine). We are offering an extensive menu, which includes a wide range of options, from traditional Ecuadorean food, through vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose free and custom made dishes. As a complement to our ambiance, during certain days of the week, we are harmonizing the food time with melodic trumpet live music. We will be glad to serve you in “El Sitio” and would like to extend our gratitude for all the welcoming that El Sitio has received. All my best, ~Chef Willy
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