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“The birthplace of "terremoto"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Hoyo

El Hoyo
Ranked #153 of 4,529 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Latin, Chilean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Santiago, Chile
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“The birthplace of "terremoto"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

You cannot visit ths place and not try its "star": Terremoto, a drink made with white wine and pineapple ice-cream. Thus, if you feel like spending a good time here, gather your pals, take Metro Line 1 all the way to Estación Central station, walk down Avenida Exposición to the south, turn left on the corner with Gorbea, and on the next corner, you'll find this icon of Chilean cuisine.
Once inside, you can order pork, beef or chicken. Also, they offer good wines, beer, and sodas. El Hoyo has been standing here (or should I say "lying here"?) since 1912.
The service is rapid. The food is fresh. The Terremoto is magical: you'll be multilingual in a couple of minutes. Note: this establishment is closed on Sundays.

  • Visited March 2013
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Curitiba, PR
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“low quality big portion”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

we visit this restaurant because of Antony B. video about food in Santiago.Good staff but food is very plain - Not worth at all

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank moreto62
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Calgary
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great authentic Chilean food and experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

It is a typical Chilean restaurant where you would find the average locals hanging out and no English spoken (not much anyway). The food is great and the service is friendly and prompt. A definite must visit if you want to experience authentic food and environment. Not the safest neighbourhood but just grab a cab there and back. Not expensive at all

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank wolfeyes
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Authentic Chilean Haunt”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

My daughter took us here our first night for an authentic Chilean meal. She was distrustful of the cab driver, so we got off at the corner of the main street and walked in the general direction. You might find it scary late at night, as it is a sketchy part of town, but in general Santiago is a very safe city. (I'm sure when it was built, 100 years ago or so, it was a nice area). Probably it is fine during the day. We asked a couple walking by and they knew where it was exactly. The menu is the typical Chilean hangover food, congealed pork rounds, blood sausage, and other delights. They claim to be the birthplace of the Terramoto, so that was required drinking for us. The staff was friendly, attentive, prices reasonable, and the atmosphere is cheerful. You probably need to speak Spanish though, or have someone who does because this is "the real deal"!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Charles P
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Panama City, Panama
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun rustic experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

This is a classic part of Chilean culture. Here you can taste the typical food. I recommend you visit during the day since the area where it is located may be a bit dangerous for tourists at night... try it on a Sunday (less or no traffic) for lunch or early afternoon (the place gets very packed around 2:00pm, long and sometimes tedious lines to get in).

Visited November 2011
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