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“It used to be way better”
Review of Phone Box Pub - CLOSED

Phone Box Pub
Cuisines: Pub, South American
Neighborhood: Providencia
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Providencia
Santiago, Chile
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It used to be way better”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

During the early 2000 i used to visit this place a lot, the huge amount of beers offered was great and their house brew was delicious, however, somehow the place didn't age well at all.
I went there on my own last night waiting for a friend, the waiter took his time to approach my table tough the place wasn't busy at all, he took even more time to bring the pint of beer i ordered and sadly the beer was sour, maybe even expired. I didn't want to change it since i decided to wait for my friend and go somewhere else, the menu didn't appeal us as my friend was expecting some english cuisine there but we saw only chilean food.

As i ordered the bill, i waited more than 10 minutes before realizing the waiter was eating instead bringing me the change (the tip was included without even asking)

Stay away from this place at all cost

  • Visited July 2013
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Helpful?
Thank Marc3lo
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26 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chico, Ca
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pub/Bar with little else...”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We always have to go to a place that makes their own beer and my husband is a true beer "hop head". Their house brews were quite good, but not too hoppy. The place is worn and looks like it gets lots of people drinking there. We shared a "tabla" a mix of olives, cheeses and meats. Most people were into big plate of french fries with a meat sauce. Outside table were a bit nicer with twinkle lights and more atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank ebande
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Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
165 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Slow service.”
Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Service was slow and staff not too friendly. The beer was nice and cold. This place was a short walk from our hotel so we gave it a shot. Nothing special.

Helpful?
Thank dc4opera
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Slovenly waiter, awful food, tip included”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Why give your restaurant an English name and then hire a waiter who gives a very good impression he resents English speaking people? No say in the tip. It's included.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Jenny P
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Level Contributor
60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good place for a beer”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This funky place has a nice atmosphere and good beer. Their "Open Mike" nights are lots of fun! Good place to hang out with a bunch of friends.

  • Visited December 2012
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Helpful?
Thank TrailingTalent
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