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Donde el Guaton

$$ - $$$
Latin, Seafood, Barbecue, Chilean
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Brasil No 750 | Brasil 750, La Serena 1720030, Chile
+56 51 221 1519
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12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:30 pm - 12:01 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We headed here after reading about it on trip advisor and have to say we were glad we did! We chose a delicious beef dish from the traditional section of the menu which came with well seasoned mash potatoes and a huge fresh side salad. Our best meal in Chile! The service was excellent and the restaurant itself is very... More 

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clementeandin0, Gerente at Donde el Guaton, responded to this review

Dear friends, we are very greatful for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We are looking forward for your next visit. Best regards More 

Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is great, we were visiting La Serena an were looking for the most authentic place to eat. We just found this place called Donde el Guaton and I am guessing that the name is in leu of it's fantastic very welcoming owner! You feel at home there, just ask for Clemente the owner, he lived in Princeton for... More 

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Donde_El_Guaton, Gerente at Donde el Guaton, responded to this review

Dear friends, we are very greatful for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We are looking forward for your next visit. Best regards More 

The Woodlands, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

During our business trip in La Serena last month, we wanted to experience authentic Chilean food. We were recommended Donde el Guaton Restaurant by some of our local partners. The food, the service, and the pleasant atmosphere exceeded our expectations. The appetizers, the Pisco sour, the vast list of wines, and the variety of the menu made our night! We... More 

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Donde_El_Guaton, Gerente at Donde el Guaton, responded to this review

thanks for your opinion!! we hope to see you soon again More 

midlands
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Lovely traditional meal. Excellent service. Great selection of red wines and they make a great pisco sour. Very reasonably priced.

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clementeandin0, Gerente at Donde el Guaton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time for the review. we love to hear about our great staff and services. we really appreciate it and hope to see you soon, take care! More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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472 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Great traditional chilean food at a good price and served in a traditional setting. Prices are very good and service is great.

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clementeandin0, Gerente at Donde el Guaton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time for the review. we love to hear about our great staff and services. we really appreciate it and hope to see you soon, take care! More 

Oliver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016

The service was very attentive. The menu selections were authentic Chilean. The indoor, almost table side charcoal barbeque was impressive. Was recommended by our hotel and lived up to it. After touring the area this is probably one of the better restaurants around.

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch but it's probably more suited for the cooler evenings during which you don't miss outdoor seating as much. Food was all right - we had the traditional pastel de choclo (a little bland). Waiters wore cheesy hats so it felt a little touristy...

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clementeandin0, Gerente at Donde el Guaton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time for the review. we love to hear about our great staff and services. we really appreciate it and hope to see you soon, take care! More 

Antwerp
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

I was here 2 years ago and returned on this visit of La Serena. The place hasn't improved, I would even say it probably dropped some points in the meanwhile. The soup (beef stock) was good, but the rest wasn't. I had porkribs which were no ribs but 2 huge pieces of FAT with some meat in between. My gf... More 

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clementeandin0, Gerente at Donde el Guaton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time for the review. we love to hear about our great staff and services. we really appreciate it and hope to see you soon, take care! More 

Annemasse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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clementeandin0, Gerente at Donde el Guaton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time for the review. we love to hear about our great staff and services. we really appreciate it and hope to see you soon, take care! More 

Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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clementeandin0, Gerente at Donde el Guaton, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time for the review. we love to hear about our great staff and services. we really appreciate it and hope to see you soon, take care! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $10
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, Barbecue, Chilean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 12:01 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 12:01 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 12:01 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brasil No 750 | Brasil 750, La Serena 1720030, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Coquimbo Region  >  La Serena
  • Phone Number: +56 51 221 1519
Description
Country style Chilean food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?