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Ruta del Gigante - CLOSED

Baquedano # 1288, Iquique 1113088, Chile
057 - 475215
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
8 Apr 2014
“a lot of nice food”
26 Jan 2014
“very lovely people and nice food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Healthy, Chilean, South American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Baquedano # 1288, Iquique 1113088, Chile
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Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Iquique for a few days and had no idea where to go for dinner. You will find a lot of small street food restaurant, but we were looking for something else. We had a look on trip advisor and this restaurant was...More

1  Thank merica85
Reviewed 26 January 2014

we took this place because of its high ranking and were not disappointed, outside you can be on the terrace in a walking street. The people were very lovely and explained about the food since it was all things we did not know about; the...More

Thank belgopreis
Reviewed 2 September 2013

I went with three colleagues to checkout Ruta del Gigante, that was then rated as restaurant #1 in Iquique. The place has nice décor and atmosphere, good service and interesting menu. The salad and appetizers were very good. The main coarse not so much. The...More

Thank David177
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Delicious, traditional Chilean/Andean food at almost ridiculous prices. We don't like to repeat restaurants while traveling, but Ruta del Gigante was just too good not to visit again and again - each dish was better than the next. The perfect way to introduce a nervous...More

1  Thank Jmeinhardtstl
Reviewed 10 February 2012

This new restaurant is run by people from the Andes. The menu contains only typical Andean dishes. The food was great. The owner explained with a lot of enthusiasm how each dish is prepared. A great place downtown!

1  Thank Patrice_VDD
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baquedano # 1288, Iquique 1113088, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Tarapaca Region  >  Iquique
  • Phone Number: 057 - 475215
  • E-mail
Description
For ten thousand years the Aymaras and Quechuas, Andean cultures, have been present in the province of Tarapaca and have made this territory a natural route joining the high plains with the shores of the Pacific Ocean. From East to West the scenery is marked with peaks, lakes, salt flats, geysers, thermal fields, queñuas, yaretas, cactus, ichus, condors, huemules, guanaco, vicuñas, vizcachas, springs, canyons, coastal plains and an ocean abundant in fish and shellfish.The ancient Andean inhabitants marked their trails with apachetas (stone pyramids), tambos (resting sites), pucarás (fortresses), utas (houses), marcas (villages), terraced crops and their expression of rupestrian art, rock art and geoglyphs; the most famous being the “Gigante de Tarapacá” (Giant of Tarapaca) (19º 56’ 56.79” S 69º 38’ 01.08” W) The “Ruta del Gigante” (Giant’s Route) restaurant is an echo of the Andean world offering a variety of products from different altitudes generating flavors, textures, fragrances, hues and beauty of a unique cuisine identified with Mother Earth (Pacha Mama).A return to the original cuisine is recreated, based on natural products harvested from the sea and mountain ranges, seasoned with fragrant herbs, obtaining a world of sensations, incredible balsamic flavors and pleasant shades. In summary, it is a reunion with the immaterial Andean heritage.
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