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“OK place, food, and prices, but not a wow Peruvian food!”
Review of Aji seco

Aji seco
Ranked #95 of 4,906 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico
Reviewed 4 January 2013

Aji Seco is a restaurants chain with seven or more restaurants around Santiago. The one we visited is the Aji Seco #1, located downtown in San Antonio street. Said to be the place were Peruvians go given the originality of the food served, that's what we did.
The place offers a small sitting are downstairs and a larger one upstairs. The place was busy, waiting time for an empty table was short and service somewhat slow along the lunch. Menu is extensive and offers many Peruvian especialities. However, yet good, the food we had has proven to lack "soul", given it is somewhat away from their equivalents eaten in any Peru's restaurant. I ordered a tuna "causa limeña", which yet of good size for my hunger and tasteful, was not spicy as expected and as it should be; my daughter had a very disappoint Aji de Gallina, and my wife and two the other kids had oven-roasted chicken quarters - huge portions of nicely seasoned, cooked to perfection, tender and crispy chicken meat along with fries and salad. One order is enough for two adults. Only Peruvian soft drink and beer area available. Our lunch, yet somewhat disappoint in terms of flavor's intensity and boldness, was good, pleasant and fairly priced (US$ 57) under the Chilean prices' perspective, of course.

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1  Thank Fabio N
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Reviewed 12 September 2012 via mobile

The restaurant in the corner of Agustina with San Martin streets have a great peruvian food quality for an excelent price. I recommend this for all the visitor.

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Thank M0r4g0n
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Thumbs rule "go wherever locals go" could not be more right.
Pretty decent peruvian food in Santiago with generous portions on a budget price.

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Thank Vmazzo
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

I have visited Aji Seco many, many times - just for routine lunches - and the food is good Peruvian fare, with generous portions. It is a chain with several locations in Santiago.

Thank WeylandFamily
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

This is the worst restaurant I have ever eaten at.

Where to begin? It was dirty, with a noticeably bad odor. Our simple order of appetizers took over an hour and only when we finally flagged down a waiter was it brought to us. I think it was sitting on a counter the whole time.

The food was inedible. The service was terrible. The place was a pit.

There is nothing good to say about this restaurant except stay far away.

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1  Thank rizadorojo
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