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El Hoyo


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


Latin, Chilean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

It's a local and typical chilean restaurant, near the subway. I ate a wonderful meal: arrollado (it's pork meat) with potatoes. The portion for one person is really huge and I recommend that you share a dish. The attendent was very kind and attentive. The...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank pamelagoya
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Local food and pleasures. Please for meat lovers and localize food. Certainly is where you to know what is local and to try things that you may no tried in other places.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Enrique C
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

This is the place to try a terremoto- its strong and tasty. Best one we had on our trip. The food is traditional Chile. They bring generous rolls to the table and a pabre that is a bit spicy even for this Texas girl and...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Terri11556
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

I ate at this place with my local friend. We ordered all their traditional food and it tasted really good. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. I had a great time eating at this place. The downside is that, it was hard to find...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank HardyP52
Reviewed March 15, 2017

This is a place near the central station where you can get a simple restaurant dinner. There were places nearby on Conferencia street that we would have liked to try but they were shut in the evening. Conferencia looked spookily deserted. Other than the joints...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank calgert
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Recommended by our Patagonian tour guide, we stopped in and had a fantastic meal. The terromoto was like a spiked dole whip and he food was very flavorful. So glad we ventured off the beaten path and tried something local!

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank goillini34
Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is a good no frills restaurant to try traditional Chilean food. It is a 7 minute walk from the Estación Central metro station on line 1. Upon reaching the station, I plugged the address into google maps on my phone and found the location....More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank thecaribou
Reviewed February 26, 2016

This is the best place in santiago for eat Chilean typical food and taste some dishes like the "Lengua en el hoyo (It is a dish with cooked tongue of cow with potatoes)", "Prietas con pure picante (It is a dish with sausage of cow...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Claudio M
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

If your Spanish is as poor as ours, they have an English menu with photos of their popular dishes. Bread was brought to our table with a mildly spicy salsa. We opted for two glasses of the Terremoto ('earthquake') cocktail, a Chilean drink made with...More

Date of visit: January 2016
1  Thank alviemsw
Reviewed January 5, 2016

I know Chilean food. I grew up with it. I love it. The people at El Hoya know what they're doing. Yes, there's a lot of tourist hype about this place, especially after Bourdain visited some time ago. But the food is really good. Try...More

Date of visit: October 2015
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