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Don Gaviota

#230 of 4,118 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Av. El Roble 1190 | Recoleta, Santiago, Chile
12:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

a perfect restaurant to eat fish, have been in this place 3 times and i sure will come again. planning another big visit.

Thank zeevbd
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Food is amazingly fresh and the octopus is a MUST!! Congrio is also very good. As an appetizer I recommend the Ceviche Don Gaviota

Thank Ronald N
Munich, Germany
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Very good place to eat excellent seafood. Nice restaurant, very friendly and helpful personnel. Not a typical tourist place and therefore highly recommended.

Thank RSpicker
Santiago, Chile
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Octopus uneatable because of too much salt. The empanadas were only cheese and if they have anything else as shrimp or locos, yopu would not know, The fish tastes like nothing, Don´t go.For the same or less price there are better alternatives

Thank Keno2011
Santiago, Chile
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

It´s become a classic in Plaza Chacabuco area, a nice place with ad-hoc decoration with some superb dishes Located in an old middle class neighborhood, out of nowhere, it´s kind of a pilgrimage to a popular sanctuary of the seafood. It definitely deserves a visit. Foreigners must take a taxi to get there, it is out of any restaurant circuit.

Thank Miguel J
Santiago, Chile
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Sometimes you have some reluctance to travel as a recommended place is located in a neighborhood less trustworthy. Recoleta is not one of the better areas of Santiago and driving through it you do notice some dirty streaks. On the other hand the atmosphere of Recoleta finds it roots in the old Santiago of the fifties, creating sometimes nostalgic feelings... More 

Thank LowieSantiago_Chile
Portalegre, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Far from the tourist area, its a good place to go with locals. It si a seafood restaurante with a great price/quality index.

Thank JocaBaeta
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

Could I find my way to this restaurant if it wasn't for my colleagues in Santiago...no. But lucky for me it's right across the street from his mother-in-laws place. The seafood here is really quite good, nicely prepared and presented, they have a good selection of wines and other spirits and the staff is friendly and efficient. The interior has... More 

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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
Seafood, Chilean, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 17:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. El Roble 1190 | Recoleta, Santiago, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago
  • Phone Number: 6211838

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