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El Tigrillo

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Main Street | Down the Plaza, Where the Buses Stop, Mindo, Ecuador
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Kejimkujik National Park, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my meal here. Big bowl of soup, a plate filled with rice, salad, chickpeas, and yummy trout. Came with a tamarindo juice. $3.00 all day. Can't beat that! Good service as well. The pizza are tasty as well!

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Thank jaimeohmtree
Ibiza, Spain
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place you should definitely visit when you stay in Mindo. The pizzas are big are very tasty. They prepare the food in front of you so you can see that they are very clean. Not expensive and good service

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Thank Gijs P
bklynyoga
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We stumbled in here after hiking in Mindo and we loved it. We had rice and lentils, the cheese sandwich (loved it!), salad and fries. ALL of it was good. Our kids especially loved the food. Great spot.

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Thank bklynyoga
Wilmington, North Carolina
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The pizza here is pretty average for Ecuador. It's good, but not what you would expect if coming from a gourmet pizza place in the States. The service is really fast and super friendly! I recommend trying a humita (mashed corn wrapped in banana leaves) as they are excellent.

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Thank Travelerchic123
Cusco, Peru
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We got a pizza here and it was just OK. Some people rave about it, and maybe its because it was our first pizza in south america, our standards were too high. The garlic bread appetizer was delicious though!

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Thank uclastarr
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Our first night in Mindo the power went out all over the city. El Tigrillo was all lit up and packed with people, so we joined the crowd. Wonderful pizza, wood fired. Friendly service. Came back 2 more times for pizza and the fish platter. Very satisfied, obviously.

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Thank asenior
Manta, Ecuador
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Excellent pizza.... The wood fire pizza oven give the pizza a lot of flavor.. If your in Mindo for the night i recommend dinner here...

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Thank travelingfemale
South West England
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Not cheap but excellent pizzas. Guys serving ok but not particularly friendly or welcoming. G to watch pizzas being made.

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Thank Bolton508d
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This place on the main road in Mindo is usually full, serves cold beers, good pizza and tasty fried tilapia!

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Thank SophieMoon
Michigan
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The pizza here is absolutely wonderful. The crust is thin and buttery and all of the ingredients taste extremely fresh, and it is cooked in a brick oven in the center of the restaurant. Would highly recommend trying the Margherita Pizza. Service was very efficient.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Down the Plaza, Where the Buses Stop, Mindo, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Mindo

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?