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“Honestly...Is this dog food or cat food?”
Review of Mestizo

Mestizo
Ranked #32 of 4,946 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Style without substance and a waiter looking to push the highest cost entree and bring the san pelligrino grande when chilean water would do. Santiago offers wonderful restaurants. This looks good, but is not one of them. The worst meal of our trip. Suspicious seafood in a seafood center and weird combinations of sweet and savory. Stylish place with stylish people being fooled by very bad food. If you go, have several drinks so the food tastes better and you aren't. As angry with service or the the bill.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

This restaurant is worth the visit just to experience its architecture and its view. It is built overlooking a beautiful park with several water features that are viewable from the restaurant. Huge rock boulders support its roof. In the summer the dining area is expanded to make use of the outdoor decks. The outdoor tables are shielded from the sun by numerous umbrellas. I would not recommend this restaurant for those with mobility handicaps nor those with strollers/coaches.

The menu is in Spanish and many of the waiters are not conversant in English. However, you’ll be able to figure out most of the items. The menu is also very varied with no real specialty items. The wine list is excellent.

The food is very good with great presentation. I had grilled salmon and my wife had a shredded beef over risotto. Both meals were terrific.

On the downside, the wait staff is not as professional as you would expect at a restaurant of this caliber. If you decide to go take a cab or leave plenty of time to find parking. It is almost impossible to park in the restaurant’s lot as it is extremely small and it only accommodates stack parking. For my money this restaurant is a little expensive and by no means could be considered a value. A local told me that this is the restaurant where you want to be seen! Given the drawbacks, I would not hesitate to go back to Mestizo.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Great "international" restaurant with a lovely setting in the park. Gets very busy so need to book well in advance.

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

I went there to lunch. Delicious food, nice place.
Good ambiance. Located in front Parque Bicentenário, outdoors seetings, very nice

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Thank ieakamine
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Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Nicely put and very good ambiance. But it is just that. Between our appetizer and the entree we waited like for an hour and the food was just fine.

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Thank alejandrotl
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