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Cafe El Biografo

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Bar, Cafe, Pub
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Villavicencio 300-400, Santiago, Chile
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Bogota, Colombia
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Great place if you want to wait an hour for a mediocre hamburger. They didn't even wipe down the table when I sat down.

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Thank Chris W
El Macero
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110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Hmmmm. I went to El Biografo for lunch before an 3 PM movie next door and ordered a salad with high expectations. It was mainly iceberg lettuce with a few additions and not at all interesting. Maybe I ordered "wrong" but with many excellent restaurant choices in Lastarria I would definitely not go back.

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1 Thank Bennett_Traveler
Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Cute cafe near our hotel. Menu in Spanish only. Had quiche, salad, and beer. Easy affordable lunch with good service.

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Pleasantville, New York
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575 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

In the heart of Barrio Lastarria the Biografo is attached to the noted arts cinema. The atmosphere is delightful and the food very good and reasonably priced. Unfortiunately i had to wait forever for my steak to arrive. Tyhe problem seemed to be in the kitchen not among the wait staff. Give it a try. I will probably be back.... More 

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Thank Hugh B
Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Nice spot for a quick bite to eat. Was not expecting much after reading reviews but it exceeded expectations. Had the ceviche and chicken plato.

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Long Island
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

I had dinner at El Biografo and was seated upstairs on the outdoor terrazzo. It was really nice and the food was good. The best part of the dinner was the price. It was very inexpensive and good qulity food. The reataurant in located in the Lastarria area and there are trendy restaurants and street vendors. It is a very... More 

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Chile
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

Had a drink and some appetizers in the third floor balcony. The decoration of the place is great but the third floor even better, you can see Lastarria from there and stop in the middle of a busy city, next to the tree that closes the balcony.

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Pleasantville, New York
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575 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

A delightful cafe in the delightful Lastarria neighborhood. They have a nice menu and lovely ambience to relax over a cofee and light meal or a drink. It is right nexdt door to the art cinema El Biografo and in the heart of the smart cultural haven of Lastarria.

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Thank Hugh B
Lisbon, Portugal
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123 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

The food was OKish, but the fact that it took over one hour to be served made it a very sad meal. Even drinks (a couple of beers and glass of wine) took over one hour, while we were watching everyone around being served (not promptly either, though). The staff is not remotely competent and, on top of that, they... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

We have been before to this place (nice sun-terrace, slow service), but this is the first time we have walked out because the service was so slow. Seriously: if you want money in the till, you need to serve the customers and take their orders. I arrived late, yet my partner was in there for 20 minutes without getting the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Villavicencio 300-400, Santiago, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago

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