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“It's ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of A Pinch Of Pancho - CLOSED

A Pinch Of Pancho
Cuisines: Chilean, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Providencia
Miami, Florida
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“It's ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

This restaurant is close to the apartment I stay in Santiago, I had walked by many times, always curious to try it. It looked like it has been one of those traditional family restaurants, now surrounded by offices and the clientele had become in its majority, business people. I walked in one weekday night. The ambiance is average, nothing outstanding except some tables were covered with leather mantels. Just a few tables were occupied although at a large table were celebrating something. It was early for Chilean standard of having dinner after 9 and actually a few more people came in after that hour. The waiter Juan Carlos was very attentive, and showed me the menu as I requested before showing me to the table. The menu had variety of dishes, meats, pastas and fish; I decided for an overpriced seared tuna which was overcooked. Nice touch, a glass of bubbly on the house. Overall, my mistake was to order a fish at a restaurant that apparently specializes in meats. I will return, and try one of the meats before giving it a definite review.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank tata2555
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santiago, Chile
Level Contributor
54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Do not miss the clam chowder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Food is incredible, fantastic service and ambiance. One of my favorite restaurants in the world.

Visited October 2011
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Thank MJChile
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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

This was our third visit to Santiago and the first time I was disappointed in a restaurant. From the moment we were seated til the end of the meal, I felt pressured by the wait staff. It felt contrived and corporate. My husband enjoyed his dinner; I was very disappointed in my choice. There are many better and delicious choices.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Followthesons
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Good food, reasonable prices, great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

We were taken here by local friends. The food is a mix of Chilean, Italian and Spanish, all cooked freshly and well, and attractively served. You can eat something light like a salad or go for a full 3-course meal, so it will suit most appetites and budgets. For the centre of a capital city, it is reasonably priced so most people could afford it easily. The service is attentive but discreet, and the decor is modern and comfortable. It isn't too noisy so you can have a good discussion at your table. Most times you don't need to pre-book, you just turn up, but on Fridays and weekends and holidays you will definitely need to book.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank redskifreak
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Level Contributor
174 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent American Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

This is the better version of Ruby Tuesday or TGI Fridays. Everything prepared as it should be, masterful chef turns simple into spectacular. You will enjoy this place each time.

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Thank CanadianGuide
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