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Astrid y Gastón

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Astrid y Gastón Review

The Santiago branch of the restaurants owned by Lima-based chef Gastón Acuria introduced Peru's wonderful food to Chile, but it isn't as good as it used to be and is rather overpriced. It is, however, still worth a visit if only to try Astrid's desserts, such as the creamy confection called suspiro limeño, "sigh of a lady from Lima," a meringue-topped dish of dulce de leche, or the chocolate soufflé de chocococo with its melting center.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun. No lunch Sat.

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    Astrid y Gaston Review

    We were so looking forward to dining at this restaurant. We knew of it as its Peruvian restaurant had made the San Pellegrino's list top 50 restaurants'list and we had been to and enjoyed a number of restaurants on that list. I have to say it was probably the most disappointing dining experience this trip to South America. The food was average taste and presentation-wise. The salmon fish balls were nothing more than very dry fried fish in batter. The worse part was the service and wait-staff: dour-faced throughout and consistently failed to notice our empty glasses. They did not happy to be there and did not seem to work together, each focussed solely on the tables to which they were assigned. Not a place I would recommend.

    by Seng_Chong, 3/25/12
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    Astrid y Gaston Review

    I have traveled 28 countries in the past 5 years for both business and pleasure. I went to Santiago 3 years ago and my business partner treated me to Astrid y Gaston and can honestly say that this is the most talked about restaurant not only for its wonderful atmosphere, but its spectacular food! I will be visiting Santiago on vacation this fall and will be taking my friends and family with me to this amazing restaurant. When I was there I enjoyed some Tuna from Easter Island along with some Chocolate Souffle. (and lots of Pisco sours and wine!) Astrid y Gaston goes down as my #1 restaurant experience in the world.

    (Try to get a seat up top in their wine cellar! - nice, cozy and private)

    by MkRitch, 6/1/10
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    I felt rushed

    The food was excellent. The seabass was exquisite. However, the service was disappointing. The meal was not an event because the staff rushed every aspect of the experience. Walking in the front door to having the check placed in front of me took less than 30 minutes.

    by AnnAndDale, 4/6/08
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    Best food in Santiago

    This restaurant is an absolute must- the food is innovative and delicious. Try the suckling pig or the rabbit, or really any of the seafood dishes are exceptional. If you only have one night in Santiago, this is the restaurant to try.

    by localish, 9/1/07

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