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Rancho Espantapajaros

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Quilanto, Km. 6, Puerto Octay, Chile
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Vina del Mar, Chile
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought it was beautiful, loved the animals they have outdoors (llamas, alpacas, etc.), but the Tenedor Libre (all you can eat) seemed too expensive. We went for the sandwiches and were more than satisfied: fresh, natural ingredients, homemade delicious bread, fast and good service. Restaurant was recommended by a local friend at Puerto Octay, so we knew it had... More 

Thank GertrudisHangzhou
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77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place if you are in for meat ! Fantastic value at lunch time with their buffet where you can eat as much as you want for 16000CL$.. The highlight is the unbeatable wide choice of spit roasted meat : boar, lamb, beef .Extremely generous portions and lovely desserts ! Reservation is advised unless you get there before 13:00.but... More 

Thank Pastelchris
Pomezia, Italy
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119 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The place it is beautiful ,the view is amazing but the food is excellent ... Good price fantastic food please go

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Of course it is a bit expensive, it is all you can eat after all. But the food was great. You have many choices, and they all are very tasty. Remember to ask for the lamb.

Thank Daniel H
San Martin de los Andes
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Food was good. Great selection of berries for dessert. It can get crowded (it was when we arrived). The only reason to not give a 5-star rating is that it was expensive for its service. But it is a nice place to enjoy and plan to spend a couple of hours from having lunch to enjoying the place. Outdoors there... More 

Thank hbadenes
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day! Didn't matter if food tasted terrible as view was spectacular. A good thing food was pretty good, arrived around 6pm, a lot of food finished and weren't replenished so missed out. Some waiters didn't look happy but most were friendly. Drinks included which was a bonus, kids loved the animals and play ground. Will go back but earlier.

Thank Kattya K
Effingham, Illinois
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186 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Wonderful view, great barbecue chicken. Buffet style with large variety of salads, fresh fruit and large variety of homemade sweets. Setting in farm house and farm animals in pasture surrounding the grounds. Very friendly service.

Thank bettyIllinois
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

We were staying at a condo in Puerto Varras. The owner said if we decided to make the 3 hour drive around the lake, we should stop here for a meal. When we arrived, the restaurant was packed, which was surprising because it's just a random building in the middle of nowhere off the side of the main road and... More 

Thank Nicole T
Cromwell, New Zealand
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Impromptu lunch stop at this gastronomic delight after touring Lago Llanquihue - a great find. The all inclusive buffet was a sight to behold and the bbq meat was a taste sensation 👍☺️ Lovely friendly efficient service - will definitely go back for more!

Thank Beverley1962642254
Aurora, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

I was really looking forward to visiting this restaurant. The reviews were glowing. We visited at about 2 PM on a Tuesday. The boar, which is apparently their highlight, was pre-carved into large chunks and ultimately flavorless, dry, and very chewy. Not at all like the delicious, melt in your mouth experience that other reviews rave about. The potatoes were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Barbecue, Chilean, South American
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quilanto, Km. 6, Puerto Octay, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Los Lagos Region  >  Puerto Octay

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?