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El Gran Golpe

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Chilean
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San Martin 581, Vina del Mar, Chile
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is my family's second vacation in Vina. We always look for good places to eat the fish, unfortunately this place did not turn out to be that. The bread tasted hot and fresh, but at the bottom of the basket was a half eaten roll. Neither of our fish dishes tasted fresh. They had that suspicions "fish smell" and... More 

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Thank Wendy S
Corpus Christi, Texas
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I always check out the alcohol prices in determining a place to eat. This restaurant had the local beer priced 50 to 75% less than most of the others. Food prices were also less. I don't know where some of the reviewers were eating but we ordered the chops and steak and got excellent food value and services. The 2... More 

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Thank Swampa
Caracas, Venezuela
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I ran into this cozy place while wandering through San Martin street many eateries, the sea food was just delicious ( try "cazuela de mariscos" , a soup like big bowl of shrimps/clamp/crab/oysters/fish etc. delicately cooked to perfection with herbs and spices .... ñamm ! ), the service outstanding, great selection of local wines, beers and cocktails. Prices range +-... More 

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San Francisco, California
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128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

You have the choice of a menu in English or a waiter who speaks English. The menu is a mixture of Italian and Chilean food, and the prices are comparable to takeout food.

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Thank 99MD2015
Sydney
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65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We ate an early dinner at this restaurant and found the food great and the service helpful. The menu was in English, and the waiter was happy to accommodate us. The crab baked cake was delicious, but was the colour of tuna ( expect a lot of cheese). Hubby had the "land + sea ( our version of surf n... More 

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Thank Shiraleen
Vina del Mar, Chile
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Adequate meals, good attention, a bit crowded. Prices tend to be a bit high given the quality of the restaurant. Good for a quick meal

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Thank ramon v
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

We really enjoyed this place. Great food, nice ambiance, excellent service, and a very reasonable price. There are many far pricier restaurants that serve mediocre foreign food nearby that aren't as good as this place. Stick with the authentic Chilean food and you can't go wrong here.

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Thank Pete C
Valparaiso, Chile
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

Any place in Viña del Mar, nursery of the 1973 coup, with the balls to call its El Gran Golpe demands attention. The food is mediocre, but as a celebration of Viña's proud reactionary tendencies, it's sort of interesting. Un gran golpe!

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Thank Pit L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

I ordered the "lasaña de verduras", which is a poor description of what I actually got served. The meal existed out of canned corn, peas, carrots and grassy cheese. My seven years old brother makes better lasagnas compared to this, and no, he is not a natural born talent... Furthermore they took the tip for granted, which has not happened... More 

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Thank PetraAlmkerk
Dartmouth, Canada
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

Huge serving, great Chilean wine, sexy server, & a fun view of the street. I liked that the place caters to 'solos' &'families.

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Thank GGodess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Chilean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Martin 581, Vina del Mar, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Vina del Mar

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