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El Candil de Colchagua

Certificate of Excellence
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Barbecue, Chilean
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Km 4, Sector La Lajuela | Hijuela 3 Lote 3B, Santa Cruz, Chile
+56 9 9959 2378
11:30 - 23:30
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2016

El Candil was down the street from our B&B. We were tried after a long day of traveling and wine tasting. We choose to go here and were not disappointed. Everything was fresh and tasty. The portions were huge and we ended up taking half back to our hotel.

Thank Court5111
Boston, MA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Amazing service, great food, awesome atmosphere. We loved our dinner here. We mostly went with the suggestions of the owner and were very happy...including the wine! A salmon carpaccio appetizer and a pork in sauce entree were the winners. I though it was also a very fair price. Entree around 7-10k. I've spent way more and received way less elsewhere... More 

Thank Wookie1070
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We ate meat, the waiter serves you, and also recommend us the wine and cooked our meat! Amazing service!

Thank valechile2015
Quebec City, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This restaurant is one of the best of Santa Cruz The location is on greennery very spacious and nice The local is also clean and large and well decorated A bit of art The menu is for many taste not only chilian but more The meat is tender The fish is well cooked not too much and the variety is... More 

Thank Michèle L
Winnipeg Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

Very nice restaurant, the price were reasonable for the quality of the food, nice atmosphere, located at 10 minutes from Santa Cruz. I definitely recommend it.

1 Thank RMZ_11
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful dinner at El Candil recently, the first meal we'd had since arriving in Chile. We began as the only diners to appear (since it was a bit early for dinner), so we virtually had the place to ourselves, a very pretty restaurant. Our host/waiter spent time with us explaining dishes and certain wines... More 

Thank DennisBNYC
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at El Candil for dinner. As a lot of the other reviews, we were staying at Bellavista B&B just over the hill and they recommended the restaurant. They don't open until at least 730pm - we showed up at 8pm and were the only customers until about 9 on a Friday night. Excellent attentive and... More 

1 Thank AlaskaCarol
London, England
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192 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Lovely looking restaurant outside and in and very local to our BnB Bellavista. A friendly welcome on both occasions, good wine, delicious meat empenadas and the most fantastic steaks which they cook over the embers of the fire which is in plain view. We haven't had such a good steak since we left Argentina! And make sure to try the... More 

Thank ELondonTraveller
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We arrived in Sanatga Cruz late in the day and wanted a quick place to dine. We picked Candil de Colchaqua based on Trip Advisor reviews and were extremely pleased. In typical Yankee fashion we were the first to arrive so we had a chance to admire the dining area, bar, private rooms and outside patio. The timber frame construction... More 

Thank Doug M
Landisville, Pennsylvania
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222 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Heard great things but couldn't find the restaurant!! Finally found on our last day and had a great lunch. Sea bass for my husband and salmon for me. Nice wine selection. Note-the credit card machine was not working and it was posted before we entered. They did except euros, usd, and chilean pesos.

1 Thank Bonnie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Barbecue, Chilean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 4, Sector La Lajuela | Hijuela 3 Lote 3B, Santa Cruz, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  O'Higgins Region  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +56 9 9959 2378

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