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.
Collingswood, NJ 08108-3711
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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!
On the street parking and also near the PATCO line, Police station and Collingswood Water Tanks.
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.
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
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El Sitio Steak and Seafood Ratings and Reviews
This was my first visit to El Sitio but I will definitely be going back. This BYOB features South American cuisine. I had one of the Chef's Specials a beautiful piece of salmon stuffed with crabmeat and served over a generous portion of perfectly seasoned quinoa. That was after enjoying the Soup of the Day a Columbian Lentil Soup.
The waiter was terrific and very knowledgeable about a really ambitious menu. This is a family owned business and the owners were born in Quito Ecuador so you are getting authentic recipes.
We didn't have any children in our party but I noticed two offerings on the Kids Menu Chicken Fingers and Fries and Grilled Cheese and Fries in case you are wondering.
It was a miserable snowy Saturday night but their dining room was still 80% full around 7 PM so I definitely recommend making a reservation on Open Table. See for yourself why El Sitio was named in 25 Of The Best Restaurants In South Jersey.
Some bad reviews didn’t scare us off, there was also a lot of positive reviews. Service was fine, but then again there was only 5 other tables that had people at them, that should have been a warning, I had the lamb which was dry, my wife had the Oscar topped fillet, which was just okay. We had the sampler for an appetizer...overall a poor night out in Collingswood, som many better choices.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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