El Sitio Steak and Seafood

4.2
433 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
We, at El Sitio, cook what we want to share, the good memories of our flavors.
Come and join us and feel like home, taste our comfort and traditional dishes from
Ecuador, Peru and Argentina like empanadas, ceviche, tasty seafood and Argentinean
steaks seasoned with chimichurri sauce.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish, Ecuadorian, Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 12 pm -9:30 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Phone number
(856) 240-1217
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We specialized in creating unique menu options for groups of 20 to 90 guests and we will work with you to provide flexible pricing, seating and also catering arrangements to meet your needs.
Leave the cooking to us for your holiday reunions!
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Cross street
Washington
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Parking details
On the street parking and also near the PATCO line, Police station and Collingswood Water Tanks.
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Public transit
Coming in on PATCO get off at Collingswood Station, then walk towards Haddon Ave. and make a left. Keep walking for three small blocks and you'll see us in a corner on the right.
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Special events & promotions
Come purchase your OpenTable gift card for use at our restaurant and pay only $50 for a $60 gift card! Pay only $100 for a $120 giftcard!!!!
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 433 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been coming here for years but haven’t had the chance in the past few months. We came tonight and it has gone down hill so much. They took dishes off the menu we loved and our waiter was awful. I also found a long black hair in my dinner gross.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fresh and of good quality. Servers are very attentive. Patio setting is wonderful.

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EE
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

After years of loving this place, we were highly disappointed with this visit. The menu had completely changed and our favorite had been removed (Bife de Chorizo). Additionally, this night, there was an unusual number of flies in the restaurant. I don't mean unusual for THIS restaurant. I mean unusual for ANY restaurant. Swishing them away, along with the other patrons, was not an optimal dining experience. I asked for my skirt steak without mushrooms and it was brought with more mushrooms than you could imagine. Our waitress was kind, considerate and professional. She did her best. We ate fast, and left fast. Not how I want to remember this place. We really use to love it--driving all the way from Burlington each time. Perhaps they had a bad night.

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RC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Well we want d to try a new resturant but unfortunately it turned out w a bad experience. We wanted 10 mins to be approached by the hostess which never came over to us. A waitress sate us. We arrived at 7:30 wasn’t served til 8:45 ish and my wives steak was under cooked so we sent it back. Plus it want that busy. The waitress was not very friendly and seems she didn’t care to be helpful. So probably won’t go back or refer it to anyone.

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JP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

My wife and went here for dinner on Saturday night. We experienced poor service on just about every level...we never were told the specials. After the server took our order, we didn't see them again until our entrees arrived. We had to wave down a busser in order to get some bread. The appetizers we ordered never materialized. I had to grab a fork from another table because I didn't have one and had use a butter knife to cut my lamb chops. For $31 for the dish, I would have expected the portion to include more than two chops. Also, could they have spared maybe a spoonful of mixed veggies on the plate? It was just two chops and some mashed potatoes. I ordered the chops medium, and they came out well done. My wife's chicken dish wasn't that bad though. I left the restaurant unsatisfied, ticked-off and hungry. On top of all that, the next morning I woke to read an email from Open Table indicating I was a "no-show" for the reservation; apparently the restaurant never entered-in our arrival....if only that were the case and it was just a bad dream. See you again never El Sitio. Which is a shame because I live in town and this is one place you can always get a table...now I know the reason is because of terrible service.

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal! My husband and 8 tried to think of something that we would change about our meal, but each item was just delicious perfection. We started with the tropical ceviche, and he ordered the traditional Peruvian Lomo Saltado. I ordered the Peruvian Picante. We ended up sharing everything because both were so yummy. We finished with a slice of the homemade tres leche cake, which was definitely worth saving room for.

Word of advice: order the Ecuadorian tea. Let it steep for about 10 minutes. When you finish it( which you will because the fruit makes it so sweet) ask for some more hot water and enjoy another pot.

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c
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

the food was great. The service was painfully slow. Could not find anyone over the age of 20 to complain to.

This was our third visit - will not be coming back because of the poor service.

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H
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the mussels and stuffed shrimp with crab meat along with desserts. Wonderful place for dinner with friends or date night. Would however recommend keeping air conditioning below 78 during the summer as the restaurant was stuffy inside and did not make eating enjoyable. Outside dining is available and would be enjoyable during spring and early fall

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M
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went on a quiet Thursday evening; so there weren't many other diners in the restaurant. It's BYOB. We had a couple of their chicken dishes (Ecuadorian and Peruvian) as the seafood items didn't come sound like anything we couldn't get at a variety of other restaurants. The service was fast and friendly. We enjoyed our seat by the window and watched the people passing by. We passed on dessert because, like the seafood, they didn't seem particular to the Argentinian, Peruvian, Ecuadorian theme...perhaps with the exception of the Tres Leche. Overall, a good meal, romantic setting, and worth dropping in if you're in the neighborhood.

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MB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. We enjoyed the food. The only complaints are the water being horribly nasty, the sprite not tasting like sprite and the waiter continuously said “YUP” as we asked questions about the menu... otherwise overall good experience will go again and try other items on the menu...

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J
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I actually love the lunch menu better than the dinner menu, although the dinner menu is very good and has different flavors than other restaurants don't have. At lunch the guacamole burger is a perfect burger!

Dining outdoors is lovely!

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MP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, reasonable pricing and good portions. Quick polite service.

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DB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my meal and the ambience of the place! Definitely recommend to anyone with a great taste pallet.

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PM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!
Presentation excellent.
Dessert was delicious!!!!

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SH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service though not packed on a Tues evening. Tried a price fix special for Restaurant week. LOVED the peruvian chicken stew and my daughter loved the salmon entree on the main menu. Overall very good quality food, friendly service, relaxed atmosphere with nice outdoor seating on side street. Would absolutely go back again!

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EL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Everybody loved their food. It is a bit pricey and i wish the portions were a little bigger, but it tasted awesome.

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CC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We eat here frequently. Tonight was ok. Our server Zack was new but very attentive. He will be an asset to the restaurant. Dessert was disappointing.

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GS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Our server was rather flighty. She never mentioned daily specials and we only learned of them when hearing another server address other customers. She may have been new.

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g
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food (the sauce on the strip steak was amazing).

Service was up and down, but passable.

Noice level was very high, difficult to have cross table conversation.

Would definitely go again.

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BF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Made a last minute reservation on a Friday night. Food was delicious: started with a seafood sampler of tropical ceviche, Peruvian ceviche, and grilled octopus that was delicious. Ordered the skirt steak special, which was cooked perfectly, but had to ask for a side of chimichurri for an extra kick of flavor. The stuffed salmon was delicious, but my husband did not care for the quinoa side. The Tres Leches dessert was awesome, as always. Our server was very new and had difficulty explaining items on the menu. We had to ask about the specials for the night. Overall, we consider this a favorite place and would not hesitate to come back.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service every time. This place never disappoints.

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W
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the food was superb. From soup to dessert an Aplus. I usually get lamb chops ( superior ). But today we went all Ecuadorian. You must try empanadas. Wait staff is terrific. Only negative this visit was air was not on. Great job with food

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TD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our second time dining at El Sitio and it didn’t disappoint us. Food was great as well as service, despite the service being a little slower than normal. I suspect they were a little short waiter staff.

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B
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are on the patio service was leisurely and attentive. Food was delicious. All four of us thoughly enjoyed our meal. Mine was chicken stew which does not adequately describe this dish. Complex wonderful sauce, tender meat perfectly cooked. We brought our own wine. They graciously provided wine glasses and bucket - no corkage fee. We split dessert. I took home leftovers. I will definitely go again

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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t complain, Great atmosphere! BYOB. Great Latino food.

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KO
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great patio. Tasty south american food. Service was a little slow but we were not in a hurry. Overall i would recommend and would visit again. Byob.

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LL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. Great for a change from all the Italian options available.

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AJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, one of the few options in the Philadelphia area for authentic and exceptional South American food. The staff is very friendly and the servers very attentive.

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D
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Peruvian picante was great.

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and food! We were able to relax and take our time. My skirt steak was superb, done as requested, as was my sister's salmon. We will definitely be back!

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KS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Our service was terrible. We waited about an hour for our meal and until that was brought over we were not checked on, no rolls or even a sorry for the wait. I've had dinner here several other times and it was always very good.

When our plates were taken away, we waited again for our check. Maybe the server was new. He seemed a little overwhelmed but remained polite.

I had the tuna - which was average and my friend had the salmon which he enjoyed. The plates were served with little amounts of sides this time too. Unlike my other visits.

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LC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and service were excellent but the food was bland and dry, for being a Latin influenced restaurant it lacked unique and interesting flavors. I see lots of potential for this restaurant and hopefully with an adjustment of the menu it could be great.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Will definitely be back!

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AN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

it was the worst experience ever. I have been there dozen times.

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EB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We showed up right at opening and were the only ones in the restaurant for our meal. They put us at a great live-edge wood table and the service was fantastic. We all got sandwiches and burgers from the lunch menu but also shared some more authentic appetizers and everyone in my group loved their meal.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

It was loud bad food and bad service
Server never ordered one persons entree
They went downhill

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SJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were running late and had to adjust the time of the reservation, which was done with no problem. The waitress knew the menu inside out and backwards and was able to answer a number of questions. This is one of my Collingswood favorites, and, once again, it did not disappoint.

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WM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Our meals were not good. Was suppose to be a chicken stew and had no vegetables. Not impressed at all. Two of the four meals were wrong. Gave them a second chance and we’re done. Too many other good restaurants out there. Do not recommend!

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EP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely better than expected. Amazing food, atmosphere, and costs. Will definitely be back.

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