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“Excellant Basque Restaurant”
Review of El Txoko

El Txoko
Ranked #175 of 5,041 Restaurants in Santiago
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Lucia
Reviewed October 11, 2012

If you are tired of the bland food in chile, this restuarant is worth a visit. We started with five Tapis plates, some were excellant, some so so. We had a nice salad, and a outstanding fish dish with lots of garlic and spice, it was one of the best fish dishes we have had in Chile and Argentina.

The service was very good.

There were two negitives:
They reheat the Tapis plates in a microwave oven, which I guess is ok, but not expected in a good restuarant.

There is no "no smoking area" in the Restaurant. They put us by an open windowby the street on the second floor, but that was not really adequate. So if tabacco smoke is a problem for you, do not dine here!! For that reason we will not return.

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We decided to dine out here tonight after reading the reviews on trip advisor and we were very pleased we did. The staff were friendly and food fantastic. I have been to the Basque Coast and the paella we ordered was authentic, fresh and very tasty. The potions here are huge, the paella could've easily fed 4 people. We had appetizers, shared a paella for 2 and had 4 drinks for CLP29,300. Definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Nice atmosphere, very friendly staff. Meals are fairly priced, tastefull and big enough. I really recommend the Paella. Negative point, you can smoke inside, and with tables very close to each other, it can be annoying.

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Thank Thiago G
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

We passed this little resturant and saw only a few guest eating but the place look nice and they had a menu in english which is a plus since many places and people here in chile dont speak any english it was easy to order We started off wit a bottle of wine about $16usd And had one of the best meals while we have been here I took some photos of the dishes i hope to download them soon My dish which was a chop was so large it was hanging off the plate and was DELICIOUS! My friend order the goat dish and it too was cooked perfect We are planning to go back soon To try sum of their other dishes but I highly reccommend this place on your list of resturants to check out while your here in Santigo, Chile

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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Highly recommended Spanish restaurant on a cozy street in a safe neighborhood. Nice atmosphere. Only annoying thing was the presence of smokers in the restaurant nearby. Otherwise, very enjoyable.

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Thank Marc B
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