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“Tried it a last time…confirm…not worth it any more”
Review of Pez Dorado

Pez Dorado
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Tried it a last time…confirm…not worth it any more”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

The tradition and the name are not reflected any more in the quality of the food nor in the decor. I really was hoping that they had improved, but not the case. Food maybe average in some cases, need an urgent face lift, service not what used to be and very expensive.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank FRDR
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English first
Magnolia, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Very Good all around”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

Good city center restaurant. Food was average, service was good and helpful.
I had the Ram, which while it may be a local specialty... don't bother. It seemed like a cheap cut of beef that had been cooked for weeks to get it tender. Sort of tasteless, but my client wanted me to try it. Wouldnt have it again.
Good quiet place for a business meeting.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Ray2k
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Atlanta, GA
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“A nostalgic experience”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

This restaurant has been around for years and reminds me of formal restaurants I may have gone to with my grandparents when I was a kid. The waiters are all male and dressed in formal attire. They have a dessert cart that they wheel to your table.

The menu is a mix of steaks, seafood, and Chinese. The prices are a bit high. The ambience is dark and formal. I don't think much has changed about the interior in 20 years.

I ordered Chinese and it was fine. Nothing spectacular. I had much better meals at other restaurants in Santiago, but I guess this place is a classic.

  • Visited January 2014
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Florida
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A very nice center city restaurant”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The food and service at Pez Dorado is clearly above average. Over the past few years I have dined there more than a dozen times and there have been very few hiccups. The cuisine is ostensibly meat, fish and Chinese. There is a well stocked bar and the wine list has a good selection in all price ranges. The decor could use a face lift, but the restaurant is very clean and hospitable. It is on the pricey side but worth a visit for sure.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank fiberwave
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Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Not worth it any more”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

It has been a classic for many years. People will go to the place because food was almost the same always. Unfortunately, it has changed and for the worst.
Food is at most average, extremely expensive and poor decor. I used to visit this restaurant every time I would travel to Santiago, but not any more. It is not worth it.
If you still want to go, the only thing that is still good is the Chow Fan (add fried sweet plantain and it will be even better)
Services is still good.
Note: If paying with credit card, do not leave tip. The owner does not give the tip to the waiters if paid by credit card (the waiter told me). Cash for the tip will be appreciated.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank FRDR
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