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“Great pizza and salad. Fun and friendly too.”
Review of El Tigrillo

El Tigrillo
Ranked #3 of 32 Restaurants in Mindo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Petaluma, California
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great pizza and salad. Fun and friendly too.”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

My son and I were in Mindo for about five days in July 2014, and we had dinner at El Tigrillo a couple of times. Inside and out this is a pretty modest-looking restaurant, but once you are seated and the food starts arriving you will not be disappointed by the friendly service and quality of the food. You have to try the pizza, because it was the best that we had in Ecuador and we were there for 30 days. It's pretty straight-forward traditional pizza, but the brick oven produces a perfectly cooked crust with a perfect amount of fresh and tasty toppings. The excellent green salad comes with fresh avocado and is enough for two people. Great food and great value, so don't miss it.

  • Visited July 2014
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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

This establishment provided great pizza, cold soda and free WIFI. The dome oven is at the center of a busy eatery. Do not look too closely at the building interior it does not meet US building codes [ we are visiting another country]. Many folks, local and tourists patronize this pizzeria [yes they serve mort traditional food]. Good food and good value.

  • Visited July 2014
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KC
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35 reviews
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“Excellent wood-fired pizza”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

They allowed us to custom order a bacon pizza using anchovies on one side and pineapple on the other. We asked them to use a mix of a smoked provolone cheese that we purchased in a cheese shop in the town (Pueblo Nuevo) just 10 minutes down the road from Mindo and their mozzarella. We asked for triple pizza sauce and it turned out to be one of the BEST pizzas (10/10) we have had in our 50 years. The next day our kids had a regular bacon pizza (9/10) and it was very good also. All the many other pizzas we've tried in ecuador rate much lower.

Visited July 2014
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Set lunch meals that are Devine!!”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

All for $2.95...

1) welcoming and friendly staff!

2) Hearty soup that changes daily- we had a homemade vegetarian/bean

3) A choice of a main dish (fish, pork, beef, chicken) with a dressed salad,rice and beans! Between my sister and I we had the fish and the pork- so fresh and tasty!

4) freshly squeezed juice

5) more friendly service!

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At my desk
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

The Ecuadorian food is really cheap and good. The pizza a lot more expensive but actually really good. I also had wine which again was expensive (as wine is in Ecuador) but it was good quality and the serving size very generous. The staff were lovely.

Visited June 2014
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