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Donde el Guaton

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Family Fare, Chilean
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Brasil 750, La Serena 1700000, Chile
+56 51 221 1510
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Country style Chilean food

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  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

Just stumbled upon this place while roaming La Serena. Great atmosphere - the grill is in the middle of the dining room and the waiters wear traditional gaucho-like clothing. Our waiter was a little odd, but he was fine. We ordered empanadas and kabobs and everything was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2014
Chris E
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Annemasse, France
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I was in La Serena for a week-end and actually I ate friday night and saturday night for my dinner in "La casona del guaton" because it convinced me so much! I got in by surprise, looking for a good meal and I was very pleased with the place, waiters, food, music etc I passed two wonderful nights in this... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I organised a group dinner here for 12 people about 3 weeks ago. Didn't regret it! We had fun, it was a complete success and the perfect way to end a few days in La Serena. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced with a great selection of wines. Brilliantly Chilean! Really hit the mark with catering to all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you ever visit La Serena Chile you have to eat at la casona del guaton. It's typical Chilean food and music the service is excellent, very friendly atmosphere. The owner and his wife are always there and they will make you feel at home. It's a must if you are in La Serena!!

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I enjoyed my best meal in La Serena at this location during my two week stay. I had a great waiter who was dressed like a Goucho from Argentina. He was very good at his job and helped me decide what to order. I chose Cerviche from three types of fish, with lemon and it was a wonderful starter. I... More 

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Santiago, Chile
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you want to try chilean food this is the right place!! The grill is great and the empanadas are delicious. Its a place to go with your family and try different dishes, The owners are always available to help and talk with the customers. Also the location is great,since its in downtown and very close to the market.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Just stumbled upon this place while roaming La Serena. Great atmosphere - the grill is in the middle of the dining room and the waiters wear traditional gaucho-like clothing. Our waiter was a little odd, but he was fine. We ordered empanadas and kabobs and everything was great.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Food was great, options for all, meat lovers, veggie lovers, seafood. My kids (6 & 7yrs) were happy with their meal. Great ambience in an old colonial house. Recommended.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We came here on our first trip to La Serena & I have to say the food & attention was superb. We ordered the traditional "parillada" & the smell of the wine & lomo just lures you in. We were looking for a traditional Chilean restaurant & everything was top notch, the owner also spoke fluent english & helped clarify... More 

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Puerto Montt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Have to agree with some of the other reviews. The service here was very attentive and friendly (thanks Roberto) and the steak (bife chorizo) was exceptional. Ambience was real pleasant and great watching the food being prepared over the indoor grill. There was something honest and caring about this place, which comes through in the quality of food and service.... More 

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Additional Information about Donde el Guaton

Address: Brasil 750, La Serena 1700000, Chile
Phone Number: +56 51 221 1510
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Coquimbo Region  >  La Serena
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Family Fare, Chilean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Brasil 750, La Serena 1700000, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Coquimbo Region  >  La Serena
  • Phone Number: +56 51 221 1510

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Family Fare, Chilean

Description

Country style Chilean food
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?