The Santiago branch of the restaurants owned by Lima-based chef Gastón Acurio introduced Peru's wonderful food to Chile, but according to many people, it is not as good as it used to be and a bit overpriced. That said, the causas (stacks of food on rounds of mashed potatoes) are great, as is anything with giant prawns. Winning combinations of flavors in Astrid's deserts, taken from all over South America, include (at times) sugared citrus rinds, carrot cake, and herb-flavored ice cream. The wine list also impresses.
Jun 11, 2014
I'm used to travel a lot around the world, and I'm ver fond of quality reastaurants. That's why I wend to Astrid y gaston. Well, the food was terrible, almost unedible (avoid above all the "piqueo astrid y gaston"). I left half of my starter in the plate, as it was unedible, I suppose ribs were cooked a week before and than put into my dish, octopus was too hard that I couldn't take it off from the toothstick. Furthermore, even though I left the
half of the starter in the dish, no one asked me what's was wrong with the food left in the dish. Second point, the service...,the wine list is not updated at all, no correct vintage. Third point, I do not understand what had happened to our water...we drank just 2 glasses but in the check we found 3600 pesos for the water. And again, no one asked us if we would like more water. At last, but not least,I spend the night vomiting. I guess the problem was with the ribs, not fresh at all. We spent 79600 pesos. Avoid it.