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El Txoko

#264 of 3,399 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Lucia
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Mosqueto 485, Santiago, Chile
56-2-26382494
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wanderful

We were there with my family for lunch to have the menu of the day. I had lamb and potatoes . It reminded me my mum's kitchen . The waiters were very friendly as well! I will come back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Jorge R
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Puerto Varas, Chile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Puerto Varas, Chile
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were there with my family for lunch to have the menu of the day. I had lamb and potatoes . It reminded me my mum's kitchen . The waiters were very friendly as well! I will come back!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Incredibly good food in the Bellas Artes area. A half a block walk from the Bellas Artes Metro Station. The Squid Ink pasta was amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My partner and I decided to go to this restaurant after reading these wonderful reviews and kept thinking how on Earth they got the. To start with: - Waiter extremely rude - Starter was frozen prawns with greasy garlic sauce ( cheapest prawns that you get in a supermarket) - I had a steak ( it was so salty that... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Oh, my..that place is expensive but we had an amazing time. Great food and Georgiana and Manuel are great with us. I highly recommend a desert that has meringue and chocolate!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I wish I could give this restaurant a better review since the staff, especially the bartender, were all so nice and the interior is so warm and welcoming. Unfortunately, the food is awful. We sat at the bar and chose from the small plates that were displayed along the top of the bar. There is only a very small selection... More 

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New York, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were staying near this restaurant in Santiago and walked past this restaurant many times before deciding to dine there. We started the dinner with very nice wine, and once we ordered our drinks, the service was great! Our waiter made recommendations for us based on our preferences, and we were both extremely happy with our meals. And at the... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The service was lacking. The atmosphere is ruined by the lighting. However, decent beer and wine can be obtained here in a place resembling a bar you would find in Madrid. If you are passing by and must have a drink, not a bad choice but considering the bars just around the corner are packed while this remains almost empty,... More 

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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We recently returned from a visit to El Txoko Alaves and had to re-check the rave reviews to see if we were indeed experiencing the same restaurant. The room looks quite good and so we were looking forward to a positive experience of the supposedly ‘Basque’ food. The quality of my steak was, at best, so-so. It was accompanied by... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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328 reviews 328 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Always one of Santiago's best. They have a superb daily menu. It is higher than most in the neighborhood and worth every peso! For $10.000 pesos you get appetizer, main, a pisco sour, a wine or soda, dessert & coffee. The portions are generous...exceptionally so. The cuisine is authentic Spanish/Basque. The restaurant itself is delightfully cozy and welcoming. The service... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

2nd night in Santiago and we needed to make up for last night's disappointment. This place looks great from the street and it's just around the corner from our hostel so we dropped in. Attentive service and very tasty food followed. I had fish in a spicy sauce, as recommended by the waiter and my partner got a steak. Both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mosqueto 485, Santiago, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago>  > Santa Lucia
  • Neighborhood: Santa Lucia
  • Phone Number: 56-2-26382494

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?