We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Donde el Guaton

$$
Chilean
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Brasil 750 | Brasil Nº 750, La Serena 1700000, Chile
56512211519
Website
Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 14: English reviews
midlands
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank kbennett43
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
Level Contributor
461 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Helpful?
Thank JA Experiences N
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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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.

Helpful?
Thank BrendaOliver_CANADA
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars 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...

Helpful?
1 Thank newkatinka
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
Level Contributor
119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Joe Z
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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank lydie_mj
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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank neilpeel22
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 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

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!!

Helpful?
1 Thank Carla O
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 

Mount Vernon, Washington
Level Contributor
33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 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 

Helpful?
Thank biglake1
Clementeandino, Propietario at Donde el Guaton, responded to this review
Google Translation

Muchas gracias por tu opinion... More 

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.

Helpful?
1 Thank marina b
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 

Travelers who viewed Donde el Guaton also viewed

La Serena, Coquimbo Region
La Serena, Coquimbo Region
 
La Serena, Coquimbo Region
La Serena, Coquimbo Region
 
La Serena, Coquimbo Region
La Serena, Coquimbo Region
 

Been to Donde el Guaton? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brasil 750 | Brasil Nº 750, La Serena 1700000, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Coquimbo Region  >  La Serena
  • Phone Number: 56512211519
Description
Country style Chilean food

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Donde el Guaton staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?