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“Average Lunch”
Review of Hotel Rio Rubens

Hotel Rio Rubens
Ranked #59 of 101 Restaurants in Puerto Natales
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This roadside restaurant is perfectly placed between Punta Arenas airport and Torre Del Paine area hotels with no competition. The transfer takes 4 - 5 hours so everyone seems to stop. We had a soup then chicken and chips lunch. All OK though the chicken was a bit over cooked (like all protein in Chile!). They know what their customers want...service was quick and the toilets clean. Unfortunately their captive supply of customers will dry up in 2017 when the Puerto Natales airport opens

Thank Bro44
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Considering the restaurant sits in a very remote area of southern Chile, the food was quite good- most of our group had "Pollo Plancha", grilled chicken with French fries- nicely prepared. As we were a tour group of 20, we had to understandably wait 20-30 minutes to get our food.

Note to fellow tourists: No credit cards, Chilean or $USD accepted

Thank Larry R
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped twice in a week. Once in our trip towards EXPLORA where we had full lunch. French fries (excellent) and chicken white with rice (a little bit dry). In our return trip we had sandwiches. Overall a better choice. Made with local bread, burguers and barroslucos where more than OK (we even share a second one). Coffe machine a little slow so when our 15 people group decided to have coffe we added half an hour to our stop! Friendly staff and very nice place to be. You only have ENTEL mobile phone signal (no MOVISTAR)

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Thank Diego P
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our driver stopped here so we could get some lunch on our 4.5 hour drive from the port of Punta Arenas to Tierra Patagonia. The restaurant looks pretty rustic/basic and the servers don't speak much english but we had a very nice meal. We had cream of chicken soup, salad and roasted chicken or salmon with rice. They were even able to accommodate the sole vegetarian in our group. After eating truly terrible food aboard our cruise for the past three days - this meal was much appreciated by all. I was even able to get a nice take away hot earl grey tea to enjoy on the rest of my ride. I cannot comment on value or price - as the cost of lunch was paid by our hotel.

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Thank NYChelsea2
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

Rio Rubens Hotel is a very pleasant place to be. Very welcoming staff, helpful and friendly. We spent the night in a comfortable bed for a nice price. Good coffee and food for a fair price. Good memory.
We guess that previous negative comments do indicate more about the visitor(s) than the staff working in the hotel. We saw groups passing by, being very rude and arrogant to the staff which is embarrassing as fellow traveler.

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Thank Kees199
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