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El Txoko

Mosqueto 485, Santiago, Chile (Santa Lucia)
638 24 94
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Ranked #129 of 1,399 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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English first
New York, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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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263 reviews 263 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
44 helpful votes 44 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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177 reviews 177 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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