Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Santiago-Valparaiso-Chile by Tour Guide Cristian M. (Guide #29130)


Charlotte Jones

United States
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Tour: #545294, Cooking with the Chef, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 6/20

Cooking with Chef Cristian was the most fun I've had on any tour I've ever taken! He was not only a witty and engaging conversationalist, but he gave me hands-on experience making ceviche and empanadas. It was truly a fantastic way to get an introduction to Chilean culture and cuisine. I would highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So kind of you Charlotte! I had a fantastic time with you....quite unique conversation we had Thanks so much

Harry H.

United States
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Tour: #545295, Experience the country side, the Mapuche culture and visit the oldest collection of XVlll carriages in San Antonio., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 6/20

This was an interesting and worthwhile tour. Tatan speaks English very well; there were only a few times during the entire day that I did not understand something he said, because of his mispronunciation or accent. He correctly describes himself as "fluent"; this is not always the case with other guides. My wife especially liked the carriage ride, with the young man dressed in 1850's attire. The other parts of the tour were good also.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your feedback, it was so nice you and your lovely wife enjoyed the jurney, All the best to you both!

Lynette Smith

United States
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Tour: #691814, The Fish Market tour and a Cooking Class, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 4/20

We have traveled extensibly and have never or probably never run into some one like Cristian. We did his Fish Market Chef Tour and were blown away.. He's warm, funny, personable, well traveld and all around adorable.. If in Santiago you have to meet this unique man. We'll be back.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are so kind Lynette, thanks so much for your feedback, I had such a good time.myself and loved to see you every step of our journey...you are fabulous people!

Cindra S.

United States
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Tour: #691814, The Fish Market tour and a Cooking Class, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 26/20

We would love to give 10 stars! We enjoyed the country tour with Christian so much we wanted to do another one with him. We were thrilled when he was available for the fish market and cooking class the next day, and it was fantastic. More great conversation, fun and learning. He is an excellent chef and teacher. The oysters, ceviche, appetizers, baked fish, and even sea urchin (!), and of course perfectly paired wine made it a delightful day in his beautiful apartment.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cindra, it was a lovely time and I thanks you both for not justbtaking one but two of my Experiences. All the best to you both!

Cindra S.

United States
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Tour: #545295, Experience the country side, the Mapuche culture and visit the oldest collection of XVlll carriages in San Antonio., Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 25/20

What an incredible day! Christian Is wonderful: interesting conversation and great humor. The people we met—Claudia and her family and Unelda and her husband—invited us into their worlds with great warmth. The trip to the countryside is a fantastic tour, and it was much fun to make empanadas, get our hands into the clay, and help clean wool sheared from the sheep. We highly recommend this tour, and this guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for being so involved in this activity as it means a lot to the people you had met, you contributed so much to this fantastic journey. Loved to meet you both

Patrick O.

United States
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Tour: #502691, The Experience Gourmet Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 17/20

From the moment Cristian picked us up, it was an EXCEPTIONAL experience. He is very professional and knowledgeable about Santiago, the food markets and cooking. His passion for sharing his culinary knowledge was evident throughout the 6 hours we spent with him. He has a very nice apartment, well equipped kitchen, great terrace with a stunning view of the city and a very well trained dog. The cooking experience, food, wine and conversation were all very memorable. We highly recommend!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paatrick and María, you where such a fine and interesting cumple which made the experience quite unique...thanks so much for sharing conversation AMD IT was lovely meeting you both! All the best

Karen Helland

United States
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Tour: #502691, The Experience Gourmet Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 4/20

I had a wonderful tour with Cristian, from the fish market to lunch on his terrace. He is not only an excellent guide, but also an excellent cook and a kind and interesting person. He was on time, knowledgeable, and attentive. Thank you Cristian. The next time I am in Santiago I will take another one of his tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Karen, it was great meeting you and spend such precious time with you. All the best Cheers!

Richard Jones

United States
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Tour: #545294, Cooking with the Chef, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 23/20

"WOW" best describes this tour! Charming host, and we prepared our dinner with the chef. Excellent opportunity and instruction to prepare ... Cevice and Empanadas. We especially enjoyed cooking in his apartment, dining "al fresco" and enjoying the views from his balcony on the 12th floor. By the way, his dog "Delores" is a wonderful companion and very kind to "strangers" visiting her master. You cannot go wrong with booking this tour -we have made more than 50 tours in various cities around the world.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard for your feedback, it was a pleasure having you all at home, I had a great time myself!. I will be sending Lisa today the minutes of the dishes we prepared . All the best Tatan

Fernando Jose

Portugal
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Tour: #502691, The Experience Gourmet Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 7/20

An unforgettable day, among friends. Tatán as a notable passion about is city and you get to see the city like you were a local. He also is an excellent host. Fantastic experience, it passed by far our expectations. Gracias Tatán!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Fernando, IT was wonderful to have such lovely party of Portugueess, I has such a great time myself!

Pendra LaFee

United States
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Tour: #502691, The Experience Gourmet Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 4/20

Christian is amazing! This tour was one of the highlights of our two weeks in Pantagonia. Starting in the bustling downtown market he showed us the local cuisine and purchased the food necessary to prepare a gourmet meal. Then at his beautiful home overlooking all of Santiago he treated us to the best Pisco Sours we've ever had. Wines and sensational appetizers. He taught us to prepare two fabulous Chilean dishes. Such a gracious, warm, entertaining host. We would definitely repeat this tour.

Barbara Rydzon

United States
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Tour: #502691, The Experience Gourmet Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Jan 3/20

We had an absolutely wonderful time with Cristian and a very delicious meal. I would definitely recommend him. 5 out of 5!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I ack with many thanks and I am glad to have Sharad such fantastic time with you and your husband Tatan

Bill Yates

United States
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Tour: #502691, The Experience Gourmet Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 26/19

This tour was spectacular, and different from most. Christian picks you up at your hotel and takes you shopping at the Mercado Central. Afterwards, you go to his fabulous apartment for a cooking class and lunch. Christian is an accomplished chef and owned one of the best restaurants in Santiago for 10 years, and gives you lots of information about the food industry in the City.

Susan Dollberg

United States
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Tour: #502691, The Experience Gourmet Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Dec 20/19

5+++ stars. One of the best tours we've ever been on, Tatan was a superb host in every. The market tour was an explosion of the senses. Anticipating the meal to come while our host purchased ingredients was a great local experience. The food prepared for us as well as the dishes we prepared with Chef were phenomenal as well as paired wines and the company of Dolores, Chef's yellow lab resulted in a perfect day. Thank you Chef Tatan. Susan and Aldo

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure...have a wonderful time in BA...hugs!

Cynthia Marich

United States
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Tour: #691814, The Fish Market tour and a Cooking Class, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

My colleagues and I spent a wonderful day with Tatán, exploring Santiago's fish market, and then settling back at his lovely apartment for an afternoon of great conversation and culinary delights. He is a great host, and our time together was a highlight of the trip for everyone. We enjoyed some wonderful restaurants in Santiago but the meal we made in his home surpassed the five-star restaurants of the city. His faithful labrador, Dolores, made the afternoon feel like we were home. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for such wonderful feedback! I had a wonderful time myself on our Fish Market & Cooking Class activity as you were such fantastic group...I enjoyed every minute of it !. Cheers!

Robert Evans

United States
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Tour: #545295, A taste of the country side and the Mapuche culture in San Antonio, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 15/19

Sorry this is late but been traveling. If you are tired of the standard tours and want to see how real Chilean country people live and thrive, Cristian's new tour, "A taste of the countryside" is definitely a must see adventure. Cristian has a great relationship with Paula and the Mapuche couple (two separate stops). They invite you into their homes to share their daily lives and that is the main reason I travel...to get to know the local people. I highly recommend this experience that Cristian gives.

György Spanyi

Hungary
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Tour: #502691, The Experience Gourmet Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Apr 8/19

Very good tour. Lot of information about Chile. Nice market shopping. Amusing cooking. Absolutely nice day!

Judy M.

Canada
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Tour: #545294, Cooking with the Chef, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

A fantastic and special evening with Chef Tatan. He's an awesome host, we learned some cooking skills but mostly had wonderful food (some of which he'd prepared before we arrived), terrific and well-matched Chilean wines, and a magical dining experience on his balcony overlooking the prettiest parts of Santiago. His lovely and well-behaved Labrador was an unexpected treat.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad you all has a good time...all the best

Katherine Loughlin

Canada
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Tour: #502691, The Experience Gourmet Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

We really enjoyed our day with Christian. We had a fabulous tour of the markets and enjoyed helping to prepare our Chilean meal. Tried some new foods and were introduced to Pisco Sours! Great food, great conversation, great experience! Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thaks to you both, I had a lovely time and with such wonderful couple. All the best to you and do let me know if you coem back to Chile again. Cheers

Tom Kuper

United States
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Tour: #502691, The Experience Gourmet Tour, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Mar 8/19

Wonderful tour of Santiago with Christian and his class at his home was fantastic! His pisco sours were super! We enjoyed his expertise, his witty personality and his history as a chef. We highly recommend enjoying his tour!

Richard Epstein

United States
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Tour: #545294, Cooking with the Chef, Santiago, Metropolitana, Chile    view tour
Date: Feb 6/19

He was excellent. Highly recommend him.


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