I have to say that, one of the things I appreciated the most about this place was the work and care that goes into each and every dish.
The place is unlike most places in the area. There are no tables on the sidewalk, there are no menus or waiters hanging out, outside trying to lure you in. In fact, it's easy to miss if you don't know what you're looking for. Granted, this is largely because you cannot just "walk in." While we were there at least 2 people were turned away. You should take care to make a reservation beforehand, and it's really easy online, from their website.
The wrought iron gate and the exposed brick, when you first enter, sets the mood. Inside, the lighting is perfect, romantic even. There were several waiters tending to us. Most spoke English, but some better than others. I speak Spanish, so this wasn't an issue for me, but I did have to translate for my significant other. It was like a double translation, lol, because even though I speak Spanish, I didn't know what some of the things meant, so I did have to ask for explanations.
They started us off with a complimentary apple cinnamon flavored drink, which is not....unlike the post on October 21 says..."funny smelling water." Then they gave us some beef with cilantro sauce, also complimentary, and positively delicious. I wish that were on their menu.
The "bread basket" was, as most reviews have already explained, a taste of chile from north to south, and Easter island too. I'm sure everyone can find their favorite here.
The appetizer "sampler" was wonderful, too. My favorite there was the Robalo (bass) and pulpo (octopus), and the salad was lovely, too. It contained fresh cilantro, coconut shavings and a lovely pineapple and mandarin dressing, I believe.
The wine list, lists mainly red wines, but if you fancy a white wine, ask them to make a recommendation. My significant other tends to prefer white, red gives him a headache. Their recommendation was local, from the south of Chile, and it was on point.
We ordered the stuffed lamb, and the oxtail. Both were impeccably prepared. And, in between each course, they generally serve a sorbet palette cleanser. All of them were great, but the first was my favorite.
I have to say that I wish we had room for dessert. Alas, we did not. But as it is, our total, including a bottle of wine was 65. Considering the service and the quality and the flavors, I'd say it's totally worth the price. I honestly expected to pay more. I wish I'd made more reservations. LoL
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