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“Takes advantage of tourists”
Review of Donde Augusto

Donde Augusto
Ranked #495 of 4,566 Restaurants in Santiago
Cuisines: Seafood, Soups, Chilean, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fresh Seafood in Mercado Centra
Naples, Florida
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698 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“Takes advantage of tourists”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

We chose Donde Augusto in the Mercado Central because our firends had eaten there before on a prievious visit to Santiago. The food was quite good, we ordered a very good Chilean wine, but the service was so-so. Because the clientel is mostly tourists, we didn't feel there was the same desire to please, and the prices were inflated. Most disappointing, at the end of the meal, we gave our servier a percentage of the bill to add as a tip, and later learned that he increased the amount of the tip. So, a word to the wise, check your bill.

  • Visited January 2014
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New York
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Average Food and Service”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

From the time we arrive in Santiago, everyone we spoke to recommended the Mercado Central. We finally had the time to get over there. Its pretty cool to see. One part is the actual market and then in another large area are all the restaurants. Donde Augusto is the biggest of the restaurants and was packed with people. We figured we would try DA. The food was good. The service is quick. It was definitely cool to see but I had eaten better seafood dishes elsewhere.

  • Visited November 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Tourist Trap”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

As much as I enjoyed La Vega market, I could not say the same for Donde Augusto, a restaurant located next to the fish market part of La Vega. We were visiting Santiago and friends took us there. Walking by, you are literally assaulted by waiters trying to pursuade you to eat at Donde Augusto. Service was adaquate and the food mediocre. The prices were very high, way out of line for what was received. In short, Donde Augusto is a tourist trap. There are many small restaurants, frequented by locals, in and around La Vega. They are much more interesting and the food is better and significantly cheaper.

  • Visited December 2013
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“Nice food, very touristic place”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

You should try the "Corvina Ceviche", very good. Service is on the average, considering is a place always full of tourists (Central Market).

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Cristiano R
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Grand Island, Nebraska
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“VERY popular but average Marisqueria”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

A group of us had lunch here and they offered a large selection of options but I really wasn't that fond of what we ate. The fish was not as fresh as I'd hoped and the preparation was fairly basic. The mercato's ambiance is very pleasant and you'll enjoy people watching. Strolling minstrels add a nice touch as well. But sometimes hawkers are not such a desirable part of the meal. THe service was prompt and the wines were reasonably priced (as are most things in Santiago).

  • Visited November 2013
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