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El Chef


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner


Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout

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All reviews lunch lomo steak rice fries trout soup patacones cooked to perfection hot stone table facing the street street scene front entrance main street big portions last night main course
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch oen Sunday. get there early as it is really popular with locals (coming from church?). The foos was good and plentiful, but not quite as amazing as someof the reviews suggest. excellent value though.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank London021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to El Chef last night and we very much enjoyed the food. The lomo a la piedra is so flavorful and it’s the specialty of the house. It comes with crispy fries, or you can substitute for patacones, which I had. The steaks...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank MariM0r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner twice here. The hotrock steak is great and the portions are big. Could not fault the food or service. Recommended for carnivores.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Gerhard7
Reviewed June 9, 2019

We ate twice at "El Cheff". The first night was perfect, the meat was medium like ordered, the fries are great - no complaint what so ever. The second night, however, the meat was overcooked by a mile. And for this kind of meat this...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Stefan D
Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

Nice lunch on recommendation of our guide. Good value & decent quality but could do with. Few more vegetarian options please!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 1979JTR
Reviewed May 8, 2019

The great reviews on trip advisor we were not disappointed. Our table of four ordered two servings of the house specialty lomo a la piedra (steak cooked on a ‘stone’) and a hearty hamburger which we all shared – there was plenty of food. The...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CatharineB
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

We had the steak on a hot stone and it was delicious. Cooked perfect. The soup was also very good. Service with a smile. Not too many places you can get steak dinners for three with beer for around $35.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank R1923NYdank
Reviewed February 28, 2019

I’ve had steaks in the American west, as well as western Argentina, but the Loma de Piedra at this place was as good as any, especially considering the price (less than $10). It would be hard to beat that price anywhere, even cooking it myself....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tope_Law
Reviewed February 8, 2019

Excellent steaks cooked on a super hot rock. We ordered ours rare. Cooked perfectly. Excellent value. Perfect location right on the Main Street of Mindo. Yes, 5 stars all the way for this clean, well cared for little restaurant. Nice place to eat after a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 20, 2019

Serves up superb steaks one of the best lunches we had during a three week tour, you know it is going to be good when you are given 4 choices of how your steak will be cooked! 9.50$ each comes with the obligatory chips and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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