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El Txoko

Mosqueto 485, Santiago, Chile (Santa Lucia)
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Ranked #100 of 1,381 restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Santa Lucia
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Santa Lucia
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Toronto
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5 reviews 5 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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241 reviews 241 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were staying in the Lastarria area of Santiago. It was our first night in Santiago. I used the Tripadvisor app to locate restaurants near us and El Txoko came up on the list. We are living in Buenos Aires so we're a little done with steak. What a great find. We have been to Spain on several occasions, and... More

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amsterdam
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Had read and heard a lot about this Basque restuarant in the district of Lastarria. I was however along with my other two friends, very disappointed. The presentation was nothing special and the food that we had was greasy. On the one experience I had, I would not go not go back. The wine was however good. One of my... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We keep on coming back! Whenever we visit another place, we regret not having gone to El Txoko Alaves. Great dishes every time.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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128 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had high hopes for this restaurant and were really pleased with the bread basket that was provided. When our food arrived we were shocked as to how generous the portions were. The food was good - not amazing. Biggest criticism was the poor service.

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Hastings
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We had a great lunch at this Basque restaurant in the Bellas Artes region of Santiago. For the equivalent of $20 each we had a three course meal which included a glass of wine and coffee. The special starts at 12:30 but the staff took us early (12:00). For "The Beautiful Game" fans there are banners and team shirts from... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We didn't actually have a full meal, just a bit of pintxos and a couple of drinks, but I was a majorly impressed. A proper old bar. A great place to pull up a stool and spend a lazy hour or two.

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Pleasantville, New York
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241 reviews 241 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is one of the besty Spanish restaurants in Santiago. It has a Basque twist. I have been here several times over the years and always look forward to returning when I visit Santiago. They have an excellent " menu del dia" at 10,000 pesos or $20 US. The menu is generous and vaires each day. This time my friend... More

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