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Santiago Restaurants

Como Agua Para Chocolate

  • Constitución 88 Map It
  • Bellavista
  • Chilean
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/03/2014

Fodor's Review

Inspired by Laura Esquivel's romantic 1989 novel Like Water for Chocolate, this Bellavista standout started out focusing on the aphrodisiacal qualities of food but has since shifted to more standard Chilean dishes. It is, however, still one of the most popular eateries in Bellavista, though it's more traditional than experimental. Reserve the "bed table" if you want to be showy (it has a headboard but is not actually a bed).

Restaurant Information


Constitución 88, Santiago, 7520360, Chile

Map It



Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Reservations essential

Updated 12/03/2014


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By keg180

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Aug 3, 2009

Did not live up to reputation

Just as with Azul Profundo, the wine selection and atmosphere were very good, but we were disappointed with our meals. Our meat was exceptionally tough (though I notice that many places in Chile serve very tough meat/seafood... perhaps this is cultural?), and our appetizers were bland. Service was very good, though, and our waitress waited outside with us in the chilly weather until our cab arrived.

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Apr 12, 2008

Que Bueno

Great food, atmosphere, near hallucinogenic margaritas. We eat here every year on our way to the Andes.

By rlaakso

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Dec 14, 2007

Excellent Restaurant

My wife and I ate here in October of 2007. I highly recomend it! Great service and value!

By jrlair

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Jul 29, 2007

Great Area, Wonderful Ambiance

Memorable Dining Experience; Would Highly Recommend

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