We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (10 reviews)
“spaghetti” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Latin, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
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
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (133)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tiny spot off the main square offers the most unusual and delicious dishes we found in Mindo. Everything was fresh and made from scratch. The staff is warm and friendly but they seemed a bit short-staffed so be prepared to wait a while for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Trip04352886744
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got lunch there and it looked busy at first. Seems that we arrived in a bad day. I think some staff was missing and the chef had to take orders, fix drinks, and do the cooking. We thought about leaving because it was taking...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DavidA7635
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food! We ate here a couple of times, good prices, good staff and delicious fresh food. Had the chicken and passionfruit sauce, nice! Chicken was very soft. Highly reccomend in mindo

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Davey7777777
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Vegetables cooked to perfection? Check! Perfectly matched flavours and innovative creations? Check! Unbeatable value for money? Check! Big portions? Check! Wonderful owner who cooks with all his pasdion and love? Check! Every item on the menu wholeheartedly recommendable? Check! I am a passionate cook and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Daniel T
714willyc, Propietario at El Sitio, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018
Google Translation

Siempre agradecidos a nustros clientes por sus recomendacines ..... que tengas muchas más lindas sorpresas por el mundo... lindo viaje...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Visited with my girlfriend for dinner after it was recommended by the owners of our accommodation. The food was fantastic (I had the pescado en salsa de coco), prices reasonable, and service excellent.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank olliemumby
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Ordered a burger with bacon and fries. The fries were great but the burger was terrible, presentation not apertizing and just tasted of burnt onions.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stuart C
Willy C, Propietario at El Sitio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018
Google Translation

Estamos siempre a las ordenes, y pendientes de nuestros clientes, tomando en cuenta su salud y evitar ingredientes que puedan...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BenniKl
Willy C, Propietario at El Sitio, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018
Google Translation

Siempre a las ordenes.. El Sitio en mindo ecuador les espera muy paciente mente.... gracias por preferirnos

Reviewed 27 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lafayette B
Reviewed 26 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mhcv
Reviewed 25 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marianne S
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Mindo
CasKaffeSu
172 reviews
.29 km away
Wood Town Hotel
2 reviews
.35 km away
Mindo Coffee Lodge Spa
127 reviews
.61 km away
Las Terrazas de Dana Boutique Lodge
255 reviews
1.28 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Mishqui Quinde - Sweet Hummingbird
356 reviews
.20 km away
The Food Studio
53 reviews
.15 km away
El Quetzal de Mindo
321 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Nathaly Butterfly Garden
86 reviews
.26 km away
Lago Mindo Frog Concert
114 reviews
.41 km away
Acuario Turistico de Mindo
15 reviews
1.31 km away
El Quetzal de Mindo
461 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Sitio staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

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
Child-friendly, Kids
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing