Don Carlos

Carnes y Vinos

BBQ Bistro Steakhouse
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There is a long history behind Don Carlos. Our traditional restaurant of meats, whose name pays tribute to Carlos Gardel, was founded in Buin, in 1985, by the Argentine Carlos Sampieri, who at that time did not He knew a lot about cooking, but – like any good Trans-Andean – he was an expert.

Griller and, above all, knowledgeable about the ideal cooking points for each cut. For this reason, he eradicated the traditional braziers from his premises: they did not was willing to overcook the meats he imported directly from the Argentine pampas. This is how the place quickly gained fame, thanks to its barbecues with wood embers and innovative cuts for the time, such as tail of cuadril and the prod tip. All, of course, accompanied by the inevitable chimichurri.

The traditional sauce was a novelty for the Santiago palates in the mid-80s, and became the seal that consecrated Sampieri's proposal; whom it was usual to see approaching the tables to greet the diners, ask them if Everything was fine and if they needed anything else. Over time, branches in the eastern sector were added to the Buin location. from the capital, where new friends and regular customers appeared; like the honorary squad of Colo-Colo, which each time won a The championship was celebrated – by cabal! – at the Don Carlos. one of his The most emblematic locations was the one located on the corner of the avenue Kennedy with Father Hurtado, who disappeared due to a raging fire in December 2007.

Fortunately, the place was closed and there were no injuries. It was a decade ago, in 2012, that the restaurant reopened in its current location. location in the El Golf neighborhood, this time with a more gastronomic concept developed, a clear vocation for wine, executive lunches and dinners to close big deals. The traditional family atmosphere, which has always distinguished Don Carlos, it remains intact until today. With a renewed design and a growing and always loyal clientele, Don Carlos maintains the same quality, tradition and service of its almost four decades of history.

Many of our workers have a feeling of deep-rooted belonging with the restaurant, since some of the staff has been working for decades and they have great anecdotes along with their founder, whom they remember with great respect and affection. For example Don Juan Carlos Jefe de Garzones currently has a thousand stories emblematic that he can tell you about.


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  • Boys' Night Out
  • Cocktails
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  • The Local Experience
  • Wine

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