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Juan y Medio
Juan y Medio Review
On the north-bound side of the Pan-American Highway, between the towns of Requinoa and Rosario, this well-loved Chilean diner is a must for hearty appetites. It began as a humble truck stop in 1946 and established a tremendous reputation for its trucker-size portions of Chilean favorites, such as whopping steaks and ribs grilled over a wood fire, or slow-cooked cazuelas and stews that will leave you wanting nothing more than a hammock and a long nap. The original eatery burned to the ground in 2006, and Chilean travelers mourned the loss until it reopened, much bigger and a bit splashier, a year later. It seats up to 500 people and fills fast on busy weekends. Stop at noon—or at 6—to beat the local crowd, which tends to eat much later. One of the dining rooms overlooks a simple play area for children that also has a very large bird cage with many attractive species.
- Address: Ruta 5, Km 109, Rosario
- Phone: 72/521–726
- Location: Rancagua
- Credit cards accepted.
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