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La Piojera

Centro Histórico
Bar, Chilean
As featured in 3 Days in Santiago
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Aillavillu, 1030 | near Puente Cal y Canto, Santiago, Chile
+56 2 2698 1682
00:00 - 23:59
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a good time. We didn't eat the food but the drinks good strong and cheap. It is well hidden behind another building but the foot traffic leads you right there

Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place to get a Terremoto which consists of a sweet wine served over pineapple ice cream with some added syrup (choice of three flavours). Very sweet, and very potent, and is reminiscent of an ice cream float (or spider). The place is tucked away behind a wall, and usually not open until after 12:30pm. Interesting décor, but does smell... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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591 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We made a 30 minute stop here to soak up the local culture and have their specialty drink. It was midday and not yet crowded. There is plenty of beer available, but you need to try what is called an "earthquake." Do not have more than two or you may have to crawl out. The interior has unique decoration. It... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Just a heads up! Hours are incorrect on here. We went on Sunday morning and they weren't open. Not sure about the other days.

Thank JuliePaige289
Arlington, Virginia
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Locals recommended this place. Nothing fancy and I didn't try the food, only had the Terremoto drink - cheap wine + ice cream + grenadine. Order at the bar for faster service

Thank Kevintrotter123
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

La piojera is the best typical place in chile for a terremoto but just that... I don't recommend to eat it is to dirty... but unfortunately I asked to buy a t-shirt as a souvenirs they offer me right a way tshirt to sell!! After I came back to my home I open my beautiful souvenirs and one was dirty... More 

Thank elmoveliz
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The place was packed with locals so went in for a couple beers. Multiple rooms and lots of tables and standing room. Go for the experience - we will go back. It just so happens Black Sabbath was playing that day too so the energy of the place was full on with locals with their heavy metal gear on.

Thank Shumon K
Quito, Ecuador
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

You'll find locals of all sorts in there. It's always packed, so you can't expect a first class service. It's a popular and cheap watering hole. It's right at the central market, so expect something else than a nice relaxing restaurant. Had the famous "terremoto" (earthquake) and got drunk faster than I have ever been.

Thank Alexandra V
Christchurch,New Zealand
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Get this straight: this is more a pub than a restaurant. It’s fairly rough and ready, really busy both times we went on midweek afternoons. It’s not a place for a romantic, quiet meal that’s for sure. It’s a down-to-earth pub. You’ll certainly get a Chilean ‘experience’ here and as best I could tell on both occasions we were the... More 

Thank PaulNZ
Santiago, Chile
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I went with a few friends, because people said is a typical chilean bar (which is not, unless you think people like to drink with the smell of vomit and urine) what I found was a bar that looked shady that smelled bad. The drinks "terremoto" was very sweet, to be honest I didn't like it, but that for me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Chilean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aillavillu, 1030 | near Puente Cal y Canto, Santiago, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago>  > Centro Histórico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico
  • Phone Number: +56 2 2698 1682

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