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“Bigger Results in Poorer Service and More Commercial” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Baco Vino y Bistro

Baco Vino y Bistro
Ranked #29 of 4,497 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Chilean, French, Seafood, European, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Providencia
Chile
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Bigger Results in Poorer Service and More Commercial”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Baco used to be a favourite of mine. Its cozyness, friendly, relaxed, but professional service, great value for good food and the possibility to get a glass, without having to buy a bottle, of real French wine. Unfortunately due to its success it has either been sold and the new owner or owners have screwed up or the same owner has made a terrible mistake.

Baco has turned in to a larger resturant and with it a loss of it charm, friendly service and good value. It is now expensive, the service is poor, there is no chance to buy a glass of French wine, you have to buy an expensive bottle and the overall feeling it that it has become more interested in making higher income than providing great food and service.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Thank you Baco for rescuing our Sunday night in Santiago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

We arrived starved in Santiago at 7pm on a Sunday and we soon realized that 90% of the restaurants are closed on Sunday nights. Thanks to Trip Advisor and after a few phone calls, we ended up at Baco. One word to describe this place: excellent!
I am from France and the food there is true French cuisine. We ordered the Foie GRAS, les rillettes, and some other dishes and they were all extremely tasty. I will be in Santiago for 4 extra days and I am definitely going back.

Merci!

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United States
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great Dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

What a good dinner!

We arrived and relaxed at the bar, totally great interior and the bar is fun with all the glasses overhead. I noted they even have really good scotch on the menu. We were seated on the second floor for dinner and the staff took great care of us. Very attentive and kind. We shared the cheese plate, wonderful cheeses - very strong flavors, my favorite was the blue and the goat cheese. I took a chance and ordered the Steak Tartar, Outstanding! Perfect flavor and texture. It was served with a very nice salad and potatoes. Everyone at the table cleaned their plates and were very happy with the meal. Dessert, Tartan and Chocolate Mousse. Both were really good. The lightness of the Mousse was perfect and it was not too sweet.

The wine list by glass is made up of very good wines. It's so nice to have so many really good options. We all tried 3 different wines throughout the evening, a perfect way to dine.

We will go back!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HB1230
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Santiago, Chile
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“I simply have only great things to say”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

Cheese appetizer: delicious; confit de canard: great; beef bourguignon: great; cassoulet: great! Also wine list by the glass or the bottle in really reasonable prices invites everyone to have a delicious french meal with a glass of wine. The ambiance is cozy and service excelent. Definitely a place to go back many times.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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cartagena
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Wine List by the glass, fabulous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

I have been to Baco at least 4 times. The food is bistro french style, well done, straight forward. The menu has good cheeses, quiche and traditional french dishes like confit de canard. The wine list is great, it is inexpensive and most, if not all the wine list is by the glass. the servers are very knowledgeable with helping your wine choices. Well decorated with wine crates and decor, this restaurant is casual, in a neat area and recommended.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank svnt3stngray
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