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Las Vacas Gordas

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Cienfuegos 280, Santiago, Chile
+56 2 2697 1066
Today
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 00:30
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St. Catharines, Canada
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central Santiago, wonderful menu, everything from soup, salads, pasta, seafood.......with the house speciality beef.......had the best steak with garlic mushrooms and mash potatoes ever. The staff were wonderful and had an English menu, I would recommend you not leave Santiago without a visit

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Manhattan Beach, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

As an unabashed carnivore, in every city I visit I search out great steaks, preferably in independent locations and privately owned. This restaurant is slightly off the beaten path, definitely singular and local, and truly representative of a great Chilean steakhouse. From the massive grill to expansive menu with wine list, and comfortable open seating, everything about this place is... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

There's a lot on the menu for all tastes, including vegetarian even though Las Vacas Gordas is known as a steakhouse. Our visit, the first in the 8 years I've lived here, was great, with well-cooked meat, excellent sides, and attentive (if cold) service. Prices are reasonable.

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Paris
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77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you love meat,this steakhouse is absolutely great and worth the effort of going ( close to metro station). Mainly patronized by locals which is a good indicator ! The very tasty meat was perfectly cooked ( "al Inglesa" if you like it really juicy ), good wine and very good service. Definitely,one of our best meat experiences in our... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Las Vacas Gorday is a "must" when visiting Santiago. It's been 8 years or more since my last visit - but it was as good as I remembered. The food is fantastic, the staff friendly and helpful and everything is reasonably priced.

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Colorado
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147 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This was great and a surprise based on the location. We were staying at Happy House Hostal and were pleased to find such a quality restaurant in the area. Great service, two storied restaurant. Downstairs had white tablecloths, upstairs a bit lighter and more relaxed. Loads of proper well trained staff with lots of knowledge standing around eager to help.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My friend and I ate here Friday night. We started with Ceviche con atûn, reinata y camarrones. It was to die for! The sauce had a nice light flavour which complimented the fish nicely. After the ceviche we tried the pil-pil con pollo y carne. I'm from Nebraska, where we know grilling meat, but this was the best grilled steak... More 

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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner and had lovely waiter. (don't get friendly stuff often in south America) He helped as with the menu as we were struggling with the Spanish card. I got a nice beef steak with mash potatoes and veggies. I defandly would go back.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We have been received by a very welcoming waiter who suggested us the special dish of the day. Unfortunately against our expectations the beed was too fat, and even thow ambiance was really nice and personnel really careful, we have been a little disapointed that our expectations have not been met. Wine list anyway was good, and here at least... More 

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Sofia
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262 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The waitress spoke English and were very helpful and polite. The steak was excellent. The pisco soar - too. Its a place for locals, which you should look for when you are visiting a foreign city if you ask me.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Chilean, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cienfuegos 280, Santiago, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago
  • Phone Number: +56 2 2697 1066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?