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el Fogon

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$$ - $$$
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Av. O'Higgins 480, Pucon, Chile
11:00 - 23:00
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Dollar, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Pucon I always enjoy at least one meal in this restaurant. There are very good "Happy hour" offers for drinks. At least one excellent wine is "On offer." Food from the Parilla is excellent. The staff always give very good attention. Highly recommended !!!

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240 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here. The restaurant has a large menu, prices are fair and the service great. We had fish (trout and Salmon) and it was delicious. The wine list is comprehensive. We had some trouble communicating as we cant speak Spanish - but this was overcome. The service is great.

Thank EricJ123
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Casual place with great food, nice wine list, good service. We have a salmon carpaccio appetizer with a bowl made of burnt cheese that was fabulous.

Thank boysmomNj
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Our second night in Pucon. some places were closed, so we went by the main avenue - and found this one. We were early. Here people start dinner no sooner than 8pm. Friendly staff. We ordered again meat, and I just wanted another beef chorizo steak. after dining in many restaurants over Argentina and now Chile I somehow set criteria... More 

Thank rrts2245
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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471 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Recommended as one of the best restaurants in town we had a romantic dinner here with candellight. When we entered the restaurant we thought it had a nice atmosphere because of all the candles. Once seated a short waitress had difficulties hanging an battery lamp on the ceiling and we realized that this was a general power problem. Since I... More 

Thank huys25
Salem, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

The owner has an expansive menu to fit anyone's appetite. Prices are fair (not cheap, but do-able), and the food is delicious. Maybe the other reviews were on an off day. Is it Haute Couture? Nope, but it was satisfying.

Thank hound_dog_computers
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

The menu had good variety but we were disappointed in the quality of our main coursed and the price was too high considering the quality. Service was very good. Just an average tourist trap, IMHO

Thank RosslandSnowboy
Andover, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

We had the only tender steak here of our month long Chile trip. There is outdoor seating, but O'Higgins is a very bustling and noisy street. Service was fine. Recommended for its steak.

Thank AndoverDan
San Diego
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

We were very disappointed with this restaurant. It's an over-priced tourist rip-off. My lamb was a bit tough and didn't even taste all that much like lamb. The trout my wife had was on the dry side. Veggies were an extra expense and dripping with butter. 10% gratuity was added in the bill. I wouldn't return hrre.

Thank plilikoi
Santiago, Chile
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183 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Went based on TripAdvisor recs and was not disappointed. There was a large tourist bus group there during my visit which caused the attention to be not as good as expected. But the lamb barbeque made up for it. I was anticipating a large portion based on prior comments but I was still surprised with the four large lamb portions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Chilean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. O'Higgins 480, Pucon, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Araucania Region  >  Pucon

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