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El Hoyo

$$ - $$$Latin,
Gorbea 3201 | San Vicente, 363-375, Santiago 8370328, Chile
+56 2 2689 0339
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lengua” (4 reviews)
“pork shoulder” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
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Latin, Chilean
$$ - $$$
Gorbea 3201 | San Vicente, 363-375, Santiago 8370328, Chile
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Local food and pleasures. Please for meat lovers and localize food. Certainly is where you to know what is local and to try things that you may no tried in other places.

Thank Enrique C
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This is the place to try a terremoto- its strong and tasty. Best one we had on our trip. The food is traditional Chile. They bring generous rolls to the table and a pabre that is a bit spicy even for this Texas girl and...More

Thank Terri11556
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I ate at this place with my local friend. We ordered all their traditional food and it tasted really good. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. I had a great time eating at this place. The downside is that, it was hard to find...More

Thank Hardy P
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is a place near the central station where you can get a simple restaurant dinner. There were places nearby on Conferencia street that we would have liked to try but they were shut in the evening. Conferencia looked spookily deserted. Other than the joints...More

Thank calgert
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Recommended by our Patagonian tour guide, we stopped in and had a fantastic meal. The terromoto was like a spiked dole whip and he food was very flavorful. So glad we ventured off the beaten path and tried something local!

Thank goillini34
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This is a good no frills restaurant to try traditional Chilean food. It is a 7 minute walk from the Estación Central metro station on line 1. Upon reaching the station, I plugged the address into google maps on my phone and found the location....More

Thank thecaribou
Reviewed 26 February 2016

This is the best place in santiago for eat Chilean typical food and taste some dishes like the "Lengua en el hoyo (It is a dish with cooked tongue of cow with potatoes)", "Prietas con pure picante (It is a dish with sausage of cow...More

Thank Claudio M
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

If your Spanish is as poor as ours, they have an English menu with photos of their popular dishes. Bread was brought to our table with a mildly spicy salsa. We opted for two glasses of the Terremoto ('earthquake') cocktail, a Chilean drink made with...More

1  Thank alviemsw
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I know Chilean food. I grew up with it. I love it. The people at El Hoya know what they're doing. Yes, there's a lot of tourist hype about this place, especially after Bourdain visited some time ago. But the food is really good. Try...More

1  Thank Huasobruto
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I thought this was the one of the best meals I had in Chile. Prices are reasonable, USD 8-15 per plate, and the servings are huge. Hands down the best terremoto(s) blancos I tried. Not that easy to find, but I am glad I did....More

Thank Patrick F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Chilean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gorbea 3201 | San Vicente, 363-375, Santiago 8370328, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago
  • Phone Number: +56 2 2689 0339
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