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“Tourists and Chileans hot spot in the country!”
Review of La Vaquita Echa

La Vaquita Echa
Ranked #3 of 16 Restaurants in Pirque
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Tourists and Chileans hot spot in the country!”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

A great place to get a taste of Chilean folk dancing and music. Great service, with a selection of fabulous Chilean wines. A real tourist trap but that didn't stop local Chileans enjoying a great traditional Chilean style fare. If you are with kids ask to be seated out the back where the swings and games are.

  • Visited October 2011
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  • English first
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  • German first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Asuncion, Paraguay
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836 reviews
618 restaurant reviews
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“Good portions, quite good meat, bad entertainment”
Reviewed November 14, 2011

Well, this is a tourists' restaurant, so if you are one of those who appreciate that a "traditional" band sings along while you are eating, go for it. I do not. I go to a restaurant for having good food. And La Vaquita's meat is indeed good, so I am quite happy with that. The singing is just irrelevant and I would prefer it weren't here. Price reasonable - expensive for Chile - and service quire efficient.

  • Visited November 2011
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Puerto Varas, Chile
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“can you say tourist trap?”
Reviewed February 24, 2011

sad thing about this place,
great location in the country side close to Santiago
a nice rustic look,
but they've been tempted and crossed the line of good service and trying to scam a customer.

we went there in search of a nice, simple, hearty lunch.
the waiter went around with a few suggestions, which we naively said yes to.
it was a little tabletop parrillada or meat on a charcoal burner.
nice, nothing special, but not bad either.

then the bill
we had been charged for a hundred dollar plus "parrillada"!
the normal one on the menu was like 15 thousand pesos, this was over 50!!
why?
because it had some waygu mixed in there.

uhhh, Waygu may be expensive in Japan (Kobe) but in a Chilean supermarket, you can buy it for 20 % more than regular cuts of good beef... not triple the price.

steer (I know, I know, horrible pun) clear of here if you can

and if you do go, check the menu and make your own decisions.

don't get ripped off

ah, I did complain to the manager
he just shrugged off the comment

  • Visited July 2010
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1 Thank ABIIIChile
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