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“Best Restaurant experience in Chile”
Review of Casa Botha

Casa Botha
Ranked #8 of 31 Restaurants in Casablanca
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant experience in Chile”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We were recommended this place by a New Yorker while we were at the Taito Geysers. Given New Yorkers are not ones to go overboard about eating experiences outside of their city, his glowing recounting of his experience set us booking in for lunch as part of a day wine touring in the Casablanca Valley. Mr Botha was there to welcome us on arrival and proceeded throughout our time in the restaurant to be the most attentive host, recommending food and wine for our tastes, regaling us with stories of his time in Chile and sharing with us exclusive wines from his contacts throughout the Casablanca valley. The food was superb, the matching wines remarkable and the service impeccable with the two hour experience one of the most memorable in our month long visit to Chile. After having tasted a wine where only 7 barrels were made that year we were starting to worry about the bill. But in true style of the place the bill was impressively low for the experience. If you love food and wine and are looking for a fantastic experience in Chile then this is the place to go. We New Zealanders have high standards for wine and food and have to concede this was one out of the box.

  • Visited March 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“A fun, unexpected experience”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

We weren't sure what Casa Botha would be like, but we visited on a recommendation. It turned out to be a fantastic, delicious experience! David was a whole lot of fun and talked us throught the wine and food as we went, we never looked at a menu or pricing and were a bit worried about how huge the bill would be (especially after drinking 2 bottles of 'very special wine, they just made 7 barrels etc...') but it turned out to be completely reasonable. All up lots of fun and worth a trip when visiting the vineyards. Beautiful outdoor area looks better than inside to me if its a nice day.

  • Visited March 2013
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Heswall, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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“A real gem of a place with fantastic food and first class service”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The last day of my recent buying trip to Chile and I visited this amazing restaurant. First of all the host David, is a true gentleman and makes you feel like a long lost friend. There are lots of options available, and a lot of the dishes are Italian, all carefully explained by the Host. The food is first class, I had an excellent fillet steak that was cooked to perfection. If you are ever up in the Casablanca Valley this is the place to go for great food and a warm welcome.

  • Visited January 2013
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San Diego, California
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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“Best Italian Food in Chile!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Casa Botha, owned and meticulously managed by the proprietor David, provided us with one of our finest dining experiences in Chile! From local wine to the hand made gnocchi and the bread he bakes himself, the entire meal was world class! The coolest part is that David really cares about his customers and spends time having conversation, learning what you like, sharing his story...it was really fun! If you are between Santiago and Vina Del Mar, you should go to the Casablanca Valley and try a meal with Casa Botha! You will be pleasantly surprised and I'm sure impressed.

  • Visited January 2013
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toronto
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129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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“An amazing afternoon”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

I visited casabotha on a Saturday afternoon in late October. Davis's is an amazing host. His wife Carmen a fantastic chef. We were a group of seven and enjoyed the tasting menu outdoors surrounded by the Andes, and vineyards. David entertained with his knowledge of wines, especially Chilean wines. David is an avid sailor and we enjoyed his stories about navigating the world. It's was a very special afternoon. I promise you have an amazing meal, amazing wine and a wonder visit. I will return soon with my daughter and wife. Casabotha should not be missed if you are visiting chilie.
Thank you David and Carmen.

  • Visited October 2012
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