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Donde el Gordito

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$$ - $$$
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San Bernardo 560, Puerto Varas, Chile
+56(0)65 233 425
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the character in this place. All too often restaurants have a really 'clean' or 'hip' look - nothing wrong with this, but I appreciate restaurants that are unique. This place is certainly that - a lot of people have written notes on napkins/serviettes and hung them on the wall. Aside from this, the seafood is really great - a... More 

Thank asparagii
San Francisco
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405 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

It felt like a traditional Portuguese restaurant with lots of comments hanging on the wall from the visitors. When we were there, the small restaurant was full of locals and only a couple of tourists. Pisco Sour was good. The Calamari appetizer was simply bad and the main course we split was grilled fish which was average. Price tag was... More 

Thank Purobi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Tasted a bit reheated. It wasn't expensive, but it wasn't great. We had high hopes, but were a bit let down. The seafood soup was not fresh and the cuts of meat were tough.

Thank Jason A
Chicago, IL
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

A tour guide took us to this restaurant after a day of sightseeing in Puerto Varas and the food was outstanding. Abalones, octopus, shrimp, fish....every dish was better than the last! We tried Pisco Sours throughout Chile and this restaurant had the best ones. What a feast!

Thank TallGirl41
San Jose, Costa Rica
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is the kind of restaurant that stays in your memory not only for the food but for the experience. It's a family run small restaurant (really small actually) were you are even served by "el gordito" himself, we had some pisco sours which he made and they were delicious. The other staff members are reall nice as well. The... More 

Thank Melissa B
Puerto Varas, Chile
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Another lovely meal. I've been several times and this time I tried the caldillo de congrio. It was very tasty. I especially appreciated the burst of fresh flavor from the parsley.

Thank Alisha J
Boulder, Colorado
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217 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

A friend recommended this place so we decided to try it. The food was just average but the ambiance was unusual and the staff was great. I'm glad we went there just for the fun environment.

Thank crosswycke
Nassau, Bahamas
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go here and I have to say I was skeptical because of the hole in the wall type look but do not hesitate and be prepared for a short wait for a table! It is what seems to be a family run place and so authentic and delicious!!! If you are in Puerto Varas I recommend... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here for lunch. I had the seafood stew which was the most seafood I have ever had in one sitting. It was served in a stone bowl and all it was, was every seafood you could imagine and broth. Yum!! It was so rich I couldn't even finish it. And also only at 5,000 which... More 

Thank Soniyae R
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250 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

This is a hole in the wall of a restaurant, seemingly family run. Dad/grandad mixes the drinks and takes the money. Mum, sisters, daughter run around serving the most outstanding fish and seafood authentically prepared. No frills here , just fab fresh food and a warm faily feel. The queueing is worth the wait!,

Thank tomnNW4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups, Chilean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Bernardo 560, Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Los Lagos Region  >  Puerto Varas
  • Phone Number: +56(0)65 233 425

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