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About El Sitio Steak and Seafood

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.

729 C Haddon Ave
Collingswood, NJ 08108-3711
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin / Spanish, Ecuadorian, Peruvian

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 12 pm -9:30 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(856) 240-1217

Website:
http://www.elsitiocollingswood.com/

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!
Call us.

Parking Details:
On the street parking and also near the PATCO line, Police station and Collingswood Water Tanks.

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.

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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!!!!

El Sitio Steak and Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (15)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Special Occasion (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Casual (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Cozy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tapas (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

We have been here multiple times within the past couple of years. The first time we tried it here the food was fantastic as well as the service. It was always super busy on Friday nights and the service was outstanding! But within the past couple of times we have been there we can see the place declining. The last time we were there we were sat down and waited almost 20 minutes for a server to greet us, it was busy and us being in the service industry we completely understood. That wasn’t the only problem. The food was horrible. No where near what it used to be. We didn’t say anything at that time because we figured it was just a hiccup as many places go through. They gave us a dessert for our wait time, which we appreciated but didn’t eat, and ordered coffees as well. Usually they have great coffee but this tasted like water. Their coffee used to have froth on top and was delicious.
Tonight we were willing to give it another shot. We got to the restaurant and it was a ghost town. It was a little latter than usual but we have never witnessed it this slow. We were sat right away and our server came right over. He offered to open the wine and brought the wine in the back to open. I don’t know why they do this now. He comes out with the wine and asks us if we have any questions on the menu. We had to ask for the specials which he muttered off with a bunch of “I thinks”. So the dinner specials seemed like usual but missing the paella which is our favorite. We had to look at the menu a little longer because of the hiccup. As we were looking we heard another server from across the room reading off the specials with the paella included. We were confused. When the server came back over we were able to order the paella because we asked about it. He brought out more water which tasted like sewage and forgot about a Caesar salad we ordered until we asked why it took so long. Food was still good but service under par. I hope they get out of this rut.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food is always fresh ! Everyone is friendly and the service is excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love this place! 5th or 6th visit and never disappointed. Kudos to our server Laura for her menu suggestions. Ordered a dish that I️ might have overlooked and it was the table favorite.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

First time diner. Very interesting menu, lots to choose from, the empanadas were great , and the filet with manchego served on hot stone excellent. Delay between app and main course a small snafu. Would definitely go back.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was terrible. We ordered a bunch of food and it was very salty.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Lots of gluten free choices. Plantain chips and pumpkin squash soup delicious!!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Eaten here several times. Food was good, but the restaurant was busy so it was loud. Hard to converse. We’ll be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

With so many restaurants in Collingswood it can be difficult to choose! We love El Sitio for it's unique cuisine (nothing else like it in the area), delicious appetizers and who doesn't love a BYOB! We highly recommend the ceviche, grilled octopus and (when they have it) the crab dip special is amazing! We have been there for date night, large groups for special occasions and with our 2 year old. We have never had a disappointed dinner companion to date, and the service has always been great no matter the size of our party!

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was amazing and reasonably priced. Very slow service, from drinks to final course. We even had a member of our party go to the kitchen area to request utensils for the table. There was no want to provide customer service at a high level. While the food was good, I won't be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

You come here for the food and are never disappointed! We did all appetizers and split a filet, all three of us. They were very accommodating.The noise level is so loud it’s sometimes hard to hear the servers, that’s the only complaint!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

IT WAS A SATURDAY NIGHT AND VERY BUSY AND VERY LOUD. SERVICE WAS FRIENDLY BUT THERE WAS A LONG DELAY TO GET OUR FOOD. STEAKS WERE OVERDONE. WOULD GO BACK AND GIVE IT ANOTHER TRY

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We dine at El Sitio fairly often, and have noticed that whenever there's an event in Collingswood that results in crowded restaurants up and down Haddon Avenue, El Sitio flounders with service. Perhaps it's understaffing, perhaps it's lack of awareness that large crowds will be in town (and at El Sitio), perhaps the kitchen simply cannot accommodate a full house. The food is always good, but when most tables are full, service consistently falls. Our advice? Go to this restaurant on an off night. It's quieter, and the service is much better!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Ate at El Sitio last night with a group of 7 others. The service was okay- not the best- but the food was fabulous. My biggest complaint was the noise level. This restaurant would be fun for a group of 2 or 3 but it was so loud that you couldn't hear a person more than a few feet away from you.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Phenomenal food but our service was awful! We were one of 4 tables in the restaurant and our waiter was terrible! Food took a very long time and we had to look for him and ask several times for refills on water.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always enjoy the food here. One comment would be the disinfectant smell at the table from the cleaner servers use to wipe the table. The odor is quite strong and lingers throughout the meal which is unappetizing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

When we were seated, it took 10min before someone came by to take an order. The food was ok but was overpriced for the quality and portion size. Service throughout was mediocre. Will not recommend to others or come back.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This place was ok. The ambiance was excellent. A bit pricy for the serving sizes. The ceviche should be served with some cilantro or a side of picó se gallo

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Fun, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We ordered two seafood specials which were prepared perfectly. The ceviche trio appetizer is worth a return trip! Service was on point. Mike thoroughly knew the menu and made great recommendations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Love the food and outside seating is great for nice fall days. I have yet to find anything bad on the menu

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Prior to reservation looked at menu online to get idea if interested. But after arriving many of the dishes were not on the menu. That was a disappointment. Main courses were served with much time between guests. Had to wait to eat till everyone served. This is a mexican restaurant, not steak and seafood.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was delicious but we had to wait 45 minutes for our dinner and they ran out of bread...

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Very loud. Sat for 15 minutes and had to wave down a server. Food was good...just very slow.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Terrible service but great food. Sat without silverware or menus. Asked for both. Date had to find menus and I ended up taking silverware off open table because our empanadas were basically cold by the time we finally got up and retrieved utensils. Asked two different employees for help, to no avail. No manager no supervisor nothing. Nobody stopped over. Unsure about a return trip as this experience was similar to complaints I've heard before with this restaurant.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

We were extremely happy with our meal. It is great to go to a restaurant that has an interesting variety of foods. Perfect for when you tired of the same old same old.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great food and service. One of our favorite dining spots.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Absolutely Fabulous! Seafood so fresh, steak was delish, service awesome!!! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

It was nice to sit outside on such a nice evening although the side street had quite a bit of traffic. The appetizers were very good. We had the Argentine Empanadas and the Octopus with Olive sauce. I wouldn't call it sauce but a puree and it was very good if you like olives. My entree, I cannot call the name was like a South American version of Pepper Steak. It was just average. It was supposed to come with fries but they were out. My wife had a shredded Chicken dish with Manchego cheese which she said was very good.

For dessert I had Lemon Pie which was very good. I love Lemon type desserts.My wife had Chocolate cake and the coffee was excellent. All in all a satisfying meal.

Would comeback in the future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

6 friends went for dinner. I have dined all over the world... from TICKETS in Barcelona to La Panatierre. I seldom have a complaint as culinary is an art - things are not always 100%!

One guest asked the waitress how the flounder was prepared and the response was "on the rare side" - she went with the Salmon; Has anyone ever ordered rare flounder???? Next guest asked if there are onions in of one the entrees, response "no onions"; dish arrives and covered with onions.

Ravioli review was excellent.
Tuna - fantastic.
French onion soup I had was fabulous.
Cesare Dressing tasted as if it was right out of the bottle.

Now for the Tres Leche - I am very picky and if it is not runny and tastes like it is right out of my grandmother kitchen I don't order it. I specifically asked the waitress - is it runny / "gooey" ? It came with out any liquid at all. I sent it back. I explained it was not "traditional" enough for me. Then they bring it to me to go. I called the manager over and said I sent this back why would I want to take this home? The manager proceeded to ask me why I didn't like it and she added "it's a home made recipe."

The bill came and the Tres Leche was still on the bill. We had to argue over it being taken off. Then one of our guests went to speak to the owner - apparently the waitress and manager told the owner that all the concerns from the table was from one guest. Interesting - waitress thinks flounder comes rare and can't tell the difference between 6 people.

Would not go back. Party of Six gratuity is automatically added. Go in 3s and have a bit of control.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great place..fabulous food..good value
The food is different and presented beautifully. Menu is diverse

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

There was an event going on in Collingswood today that none of the restaurants seemed prepared for. El Sitio was absolute chaos from the moment we walked in. After we were seated and no one waited on our table for over 10 minutes I asked a waitress whether she knew who was waiting on our table... she replied "oh I guess I can". We ordered waters and iced teas... the water came immediately but we had to ask for the iced teas two more times before we received them. For food we ordered a sampling of appetizers to keep things easy as everyone seemed overwhelmed. It took 45 minutes to get anything. Out of all the food, the only thing I can say that was actually good were the mussels. After receiving the check we didn't see the waitress again for another 10 minutes... we ended up just leaving cash and walking out. Would not return.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food and service were outstanding. Will definitely return!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 8, 2017

A consistently very great place to go with distinctive South American flavors. Every ceviche was distinctive. Filet still sizzling as it came to the table. Great for the family with a variety of tastes.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Delicious food and wonderful, unique options. Lovely dog-friendly patio and byob. Service was slow and a could've been a little more attentive. We felt a little rushed at the end of the night. We will be back because we really enjoyed the food and patio atmosphere with our pups.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food was slow to come out, but this was this some of the best food I've had in the entire Philly/ S. Jersey area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great spot for restaurant week on the patio. Great selections,my favorites were the tomato and crab appetizer and chicken stew

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The food was good but the overall service was poor. The waiter couldn't and didn't really care to answer our questions about some of the special/menu items. Also couldn't tell us what the specials were other than one appetizer. He also had no urgency to take our order. Our menus were closed when he came to check on us/bring us bread and he started to walk away without asking if we were ready. When he came back after running our card for the check, he just dropped it off without speaking or saying anything at all. Overall it was just really weird and unpleasant. I've been here before and was super excited to go again but I probably wouldn't go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had just gotten back from Peru a few weeks ago, and decided to try El Siteo. We found the food to be very authentic and beautifully presented. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Flavorful food, good service, great atmosphere. What more could you ask for? We had the Skirt Steak and the Flatiron steak special. Both were cooked perfectly at medium-rare. Great prices for a night out. The space does tend to get a bit loud though, but overall very enjoyable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2017

This is my go to spot whenever I'm craving steak and/or seafood. Food was phenomenal as it always is!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Always enjoy the meal. Food is very tasty. Price is reasonable. Love that it's a byob

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