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Las viejas cochinas

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Talca, Chile
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Talca, Chile
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great place for eating locally without frills. Always lively and friendly with great punch and good size meals

Thank Petercaligari
Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

While staying in Santiago, we had a day where not much was planned so we took a train ride out to Talca. After walking around the town we were able to find out that the place was not within walking distance of the train station or shopping strip. We took a taxi to the place which is located on the... More 

Thank Carmenere007
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

It is a hard place to understand if you are a foreigner: just sit down and wave so someone stops to take your order. It is pinctoresque, indeed, but food is way too greasy for my taste. Portions are huge, place is messy, very VERY anoying gentleman playing live music with a radio recorder. An interesting place, but nothing out... More 

Thank maca222
Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

delicius food for enjoy with Friends and family . I highly recommend the " pollo mariscal with fries" and the "chancho en piedra" the services can take a time but the food is really good the prices are not the cheapest but is affordable.

Thank mariela l
Santiago, Chile
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

The name of this place would be translated as "dirty old ladies", but can't be farest from reality (I hope!!), this is a very typical place in Talca, not easy to find (just beside the river but without a sign). You can find all the classic dishes, but you can't miss the "chancho en piedra" and "sopaipillas" as an entree.... More 

Thank Rodrigo V
Talca, Chile
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Though a very popular and typically Talquina restaurant with a good atmosphere, reflecting the artisan culinary tradition of Maule, over the last few years from been a place of consistently served good food ,the management has some what took the eyes off the ball. These days the quality of food and the customer can be some what random. Where some... More 

1 Thank mike b
Richmond, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Very local hang out and very busy ........You have to get the Chancho en piedra and empanadas. very good price and the bread is great and good wine.

Thank gringa62
Talca, Chile
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

Great local food in a good local hangout.--offers smoking/no smoking areas--this is not a fancy place, but the pollo mariscal (chicken/shellfish stew) is about the best available in this area...very informal and somewhat rustic, but comfortable and very reliable food.

Thank annebliss
Santiago, Chile
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

The origin of this name is quite interesting: this restaurant was known as "La Chelita". When people came to the area where it is still located, they asked in the restaurant which was (and maybe is) next door about whether that restaurant was "La Chelita", and the owners of that other restaurant, a bit frustrated and annoyed that the customers... More 

1 Thank Luchoruiz
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2010

Easy to reach. Altough the map adress is wrong. Its right after rio claro bridge; make a right just out of the bridge, road divides, stick right. You aré there. Mail me if you want the iPhone map Fav. I'm sitting at the place right now. Alone (buuu!), so you guys will get a step by step review. Its packed.... More 

1 Thank LoneTooth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Seafood, Chilean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Talca, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Maule Region  >  Talca
  • Phone Number: 71216621

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