El Sitio Steak and Seafood

4.5
517 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.
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MM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great, but our server seemed to have forgotten about us. We had to remind her that we were still there...

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CS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother's Day. Food was delicious especially the appetizers. Service was great and attentive. Have to go back and try the Chicken Martini entree as it wasn't on the menu that day. It is loud but not all the time. We we're a table of 7 and could hear all of our conversations.

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PM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife's meal was not prepared as she had requested, but a return trip to the kitchen remedied the issue. All good after that.

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and wait staff. Tables were a bit tight but noise was only moderate. I would recommend and return.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything is always very good! Their lamb and steaks are always perfectly done and great cuts....one of my favorite places!

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was very nice. Plenty of space between tables. The service was very good. Our waiter was very attentive. The food took a little long to be served, but it was worth the wait. It was my girlfriends birthday. Our friends bought a small cake, and we were allowed to have it at the restaurant for dessert. The waiter even brought clean plates for us to serve the cake on.
I highly recommend El Sitio.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With a gluten allergy its not easy going out to eat. El sitio and its staff made me feel comfortable to eat without the risk of being glutened. Food was phenomenal! Excellent service and the ceviche was so good. I highly recommend checking this place out if you have celiac disease!

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SF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Dinner with life long friends. We all tried something different the menu. We started with appetizers. We had the Empanadas, salad, and Tri platter of ceviche. the were excellent. On to the Main course, I had the rib-eye, mixed cubed vegetables ,and plantain chips. Outstanding! My friends had the filet minion served on a hot stone. Definitely an awesome idea to keep the steak warm for a long time with out cooking it. Warm from the first bite to the last. The Flounder was light and fresh. The Tuna was perfect. All the plates looked spectacular! Last but not least the dessert. We always are willing to share a bite between us when we go to a new restaurant. The lemon pie was spot on. The chocolate cake was very flavorful.

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b
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here several times now and this place has never disappointed me. The food, service and atmosphere are top notch. Always a great dining experience at El Sitio! I will be back!

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LP
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the food here. Always fresh. I hosted a birthday party for 10 people and everyone loved the place. The service was quick (in the past it has been slow, which I don't mind) and attentive. It was BYOB which is always welcome. It can get very loud in there.

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BM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The hostess was uncommunicative and rude. Wait staff was good, but took 15 minutes after sat down to have someone talk to us. Hostess brushed off my questions and seemed too busy

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was great, and reasonable will definitely be back

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The appetizers were wonderful but the wait staff was under experienced. We asked for anything grilled since what was pictured on their website was not on the menu. The young waiter recommended a grilled chicken dish no longer on the menu but when we got it, it was fried- and also very salty. Very disappointing. Also the waiter was really slow, took 15 minutes before our wine was opened. At the end he split the bill using the same credit card. Really disappointing- not to mention that the indoor seating was so loud we had to move outside.

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LR
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Recommended items for starter was fair. We asked to share an entree. The starter was delayed and served (not warm) with the entree. Not great since our steak sat while we ate the passable starter. Ceviche was very good and portion was a good size.

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RF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time, great food, highly recommend for any occasion.

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V
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was really delicious, surpassing expectations. Creative menu served by attentive, caring staff. Definitely recommend!

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JJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered two apps in lieu of a meal. The sampler appetizer was amazing (great calamari, patacons with guacamole and lump crab meat, and two different empanadas). The scallops baked with Parmesan were the best scallops I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to go back and try other things, but I’m getting those scallops again.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. The food was delicious and our server was very attentative.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Awesome experience in all. Thanks for a great night.

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GB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

While food was spicer than noted on the menu, the food was of good quality and the wait staff was very attentive. The restaurant was clean and well decorated. We had a nice conversation with the owner. I would recommend it and would go back to try another menu item.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great meal. Party of 8...table was ready when we arrived on a Saturday night. Food was out of bounds. Service was attentive without intrusion. Definitely we will be back!!!!

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EK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend but i'd give a warning about the noise level.

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JT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with unique food Nice to have something different than normal and BYO makes it even better!

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f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really loved this place. The food was all excellent- from the apps, to dinner, and dessert- A+

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k
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

food was very good except we ordered the salmon stuffed with crab and there was very little crab filling.
the salmon was very good and tasty but if you are really looking for a stuffed fish, i would not recommend this dish.
the service was good
and the seating view was nice.

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D
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had dinner here a couple months ago. It was very good. The empanadas were fantastic!

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JK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good service and great food! It’s a favorite BYOB to take friends who are visiting.

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant, steaks are always fantastic and the service is great

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M
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Really really bad. We loved our first visit last summer. Next visit mediocre. Thought we’d give it another shot. 3 strikes your out. No idea what this meal was about. Server didn’t even tell us the specials until we asked. Then what she explained was not even close. Got meals we barely touched. The owner came over and asked and comped us. Class act. Very nice. But meal wA overall tasteless.

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RB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peruvian Picante was delicious!! so much seafood & the sauce was so different but amazing

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EG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, fantastic staff - never disappoints

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BF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Have taken family and friends there and never been disappointed.
Food is delicious and portions are more than enough.

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LT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was fantastic! We loved the Ceviche and the Calamari! The Tres Leches for desert was to die for! Will definitely be returning.

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JR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing! Entree prices were bad but with appetizer, sides, and desserts, the price really added up quickly. However still delicious and will return.

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KL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The food is perfectly seasoned and scrumptious!

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BM
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Setting is enjoyable, the service was great , and the food was delicious .

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H
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven't been to El Sitio in a while, and were excited to go back. Appetizers (enpenatas and lentil soup) were great, and so were our main courses. The Seco de Pollo stew was delicious, and enjoyed the Lomo Sattado both there and as a left-over. Forgot to take wine carry bag as we left, and when I stopped to pick it up, the (what I presume was the) chef explained that the Siyau sauce is a sweeter version of soy sauce. That must be one reason I enjoyed that dish so much. Thank you, and we look forward to returning!

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AA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab au gratin was excellent. there wasn't an available table at our scheduled reservation time.

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J
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tasty food, good service and super nice owner. Very enjoyable experience for a family dinner.

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. The food was incredible, the staff very friendly and professional and the atmosphere was very comfortable. Will go there again!

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