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“Still the best Mexican in the city” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chile

Chile
Libertad, esq Av Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
332 7729
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Ranked #35 of 138 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Mexican
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NY, NY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Still the best Mexican in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

This was my third and fourth time and was not disappointed by the authentic Mexican cuisine lovingly made to order.

Visited February 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New YOrk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Amazing, cheap hole-in-the-wall Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Went on a weekend for lunch with two other men, one was Bolivian. They were skeptical of Mexican food in SCZ.
We bypassed the buffet. The restaurant was full of families and children having the buffet. We all ordered beer and super burritos. WOW. How they made these humble dishes sing!
You can tell the ingredients were fresh, high quality and prepared with love.When we finished our portions, we ordered one more for the "table". So much for my skeptical friends.
I can't wait to go back and try other dishes

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santiago, Chile
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A great value Mexican restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011 via mobile

As we would say in Chile, "El Chile" is an excellent "picada". Great food, great service, low prices in a little restaurant with a lot of potential. It would not surprise me if this restaurant turns into a chain of excellent mexican food restaurant.
All dishes were prepared very well, the attention of the waitres was fast and clear, and the bill was as little as US$ 10, including appetizer, main course and a very cold Corona with a lime. The only thing I missed was the forks and knives (I've could have asked for them), but at the end is part of the Chile dinning experience, you have a lot of napkins to clean up all the juices that goes between your fingers while you eat. A great value in all sense.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Really good authentic Mexican food. Cheap...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

Really good authentic Mexican food. Cheap and cheerful.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

Couldn't fault the food here - we came here two nights in a row. A reasonably varied menu including traditional dishes and Tex Mex. Dishes are simple but very tasty. Prices are B$25-40 for mains.

The room is simply decorated with Frida Kahlo prints and multi-coloured tablecloths. Margaritas are excellent, and the service is attentive and friendly.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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