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Ruta del Gigante

Baquedano #1288, Iquique 752065, Chile
057 - 475215
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Ranked #9 of 85 Restaurants in Iquique
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Cuisines: Chilean, South American, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: For ten thousand years the Aymaras and Quechuas, Andean cultures, have been present in the province of Tarapaca and have made this territory a natural route joining the high plains with the shores of the Pacific Ocean. From East to West the scenery is marked with peaks, lakes, salt flats, geysers, thermal fields, queñuas, yaretas, cactus, ichus, condors, huemules, guanaco, vicuñas, vizcachas, springs, canyons, coastal plains and an ocean abundant in fish and shellfish.The ancient Andean inhabitants marked their trails with apachetas (stone pyramids), tambos (resting sites), pucarás (fortresses), utas (houses), marcas (villages), terraced crops and their expression of rupestrian art, rock art and geoglyphs; the most famous being the “Gigante de Tarapacá” (Giant of Tarapaca) (19º 56’ 56.79” S 69º 38’ 01.08” W) The “Ruta del Gigante” (Giant’s Route) restaurant is an echo of the Andean world offering a variety of products from different altitudes generating flavors, textures, fragrances, hues and beauty of a unique cuisine identified with Mother Earth (Pacha Mama).A return to the original cuisine is recreated, based on natural products harvested from the sea and mountain ranges, seasoned with fragrant herbs, obtaining a world of sensations, incredible balsamic flavors and pleasant shades. In summary, it is a reunion with the immaterial Andean heritage.
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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stayed in Iquique for a few days and had no idea where to go for dinner. You will find a lot of small street food restaurant, but we were looking for something else. We had a look on trip advisor and this restaurant was well rated, so we decided to try it. The waitress was really kind and helpful,... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

we took this place because of its high ranking and were not disappointed, outside you can be on the terrace in a walking street. The people were very lovely and explained about the food since it was all things we did not know about; the papas Chuño were nice and the desserts, they were 2 desserts of the day and... More 

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93 reviews 93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I went with three colleagues to checkout Ruta del Gigante, that was then rated as restaurant #1 in Iquique. The place has nice décor and atmosphere, good service and interesting menu. The salad and appetizers were very good. The main coarse not so much. The presentation was very nice, but the meat was over cooked on all four dishes and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Delicious, traditional Chilean/Andean food at almost ridiculous prices. We don't like to repeat restaurants while traveling, but Ruta del Gigante was just too good not to visit again and again - each dish was better than the next. The perfect way to introduce a nervous eater to traditional food - you cannot go wrong with this place. The only thing... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012 via mobile

This new restaurant is run by people from the Andes. The menu contains only typical Andean dishes. The food was great. The owner explained with a lot of enthusiasm how each dish is prepared. A great place downtown!

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Additional Information about Ruta del Gigante

Address: Baquedano #1288, Iquique 752065, Chile
Phone Number: 057 - 475215
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Tarapaca Region  >  Iquique
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: Chilean, South American, Healthy

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