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Las Vacas Gordas

#103 of 4,115 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Cienfuegos 280, Santiago, Chile
+56 2 2697 1066
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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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To begin with, we were a little early, and the manager was so nice that let us in minutes before it was open. Service was incredible, to start we had beef and spinach empanadas which were cooked just right and meat pinchos (amazing) good flavor and moist. Had the house wine, very good. Then we asked for the parrillada which... More 

Thank nenitalex
Porthtowan, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This place was great, really nice steaks and good wine choice through they had sold out of the ones we wanted unfortunately. We had 2 different steaks with a side of chips and salad and a bottle of wine which came to around 40,000. Cooked perfectly and tasted great, would definitely recommend. Only problem was the waiters very much lack... More 

Thank SGCornwall
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 27 December 2016

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

Thank A D
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 7 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 

Thank Tom H
Santiago, Chile
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68 reviews
43 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.

Thank zpaul303
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77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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.

Thank Jim649
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182 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

Thank MsColorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

Thank Wendi S
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

Thank Kimvara G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Chilean, South American
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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:30
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?