Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Local. Coastal. Unexpected.
Innovative and Understated California Cuisine
Expertly Crafted Seasonally with Fresh SoCal Ingredients
Stunning Sunsets & Pacific Ocean Views
Craft Local Brews & Signature Cocktail Creations
Regional & International Wine List
Sunset Terrace Fire Pit & Lounge Area

Weekly Reasons to Visit
Live Music on the Terrace from 6:00pm to 8:00pm every Friday, and Saturday.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us on Thursday, November 28th from 1:00PM – 7:00PM for a delectable three-course feast for the entire family. Start off with a Harvest Pumpkin Bisque followed by Beef Tenderloin, Crab Crusted Local Catch, Herb-Crusted Turkey of course or Papperdelle. Top it off with a dessert bar, yum!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 759 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The Chandler's restaurant experience was good for us. The parking here is too expensive, but the ambiance in quite remarkable. I love being so close to the ocean while dining so comfortably. Watching the sun set as we dined and enjoyed a drink was the best part. The food was good and we enjoyed it, but it was not at the level that I expected from this venue and with the quite high prices that they charge. Our server was very well mannered and took good care of us.

SA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful sunset dinner with friends. The food was great, Jose was so helpful and we witnessed the green flash at sunset. So memorable.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you for your review. Witnessing the green flash during a sunset dinner sounds incredible. We hope you will visit us again very soon.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the cioppino, excellent good sauce and loaded with seafood & linguine. The sunset was n beautiful.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you Steve for your review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. Please do visit us again.

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s
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday fir my husband. Delicious and romantic.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for your review and we look forward to your return.

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JS
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ate on the lovely outdoor patio and saw the sunset. It was a little chilly and no one working could figure out how to turn on the heaters (we only sat outside because we were told there were heaters)
Food was so so. Needed a little more flavor. The service was good until we got our meal and the waiter disappeared. We finally got a bus boy to track someone down for our check.
All in all a little disappointed

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our views but are disappointed in the service you received and will be following up with our team. We do hope you will give us another chance.

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ER
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When making the reservation it asked us to select indoor or outdoor seating. I chose outdoor but when we arrived they said there was no available seating outside so that was very disappointing. Then we were told we could sit outside in the self seating section. Big mistake. Six of us had to crowd around a 4 top dirty table. After waiting ~15 minutes we had to go ask for someone to come clean the table. The server then argued that it had only been 5 minutes, which was not true. Then the service continued to be slow and the server was rude. We asked to be seated inside and the hostess was very nice and found us a large booth with a great server who managed to turn the evening around. If not for that this would have been a 1 star review. It was loud since we were right next to the kitchen. The food was good though. The desert was delicious and the valet attendants were friendly and fast. I don't know if I would go back unless I was guaranteed an outside table with a good server that wasn't too overwhelmed with too many tables.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your recent visit, but want to assure you that your comments will be reviewed by the restaurant manager and culinary team. We hope to have you as our guest again soon.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic place to catch up with friends, and celebrate birthdays, anniversaries. My husband celebrated out 28th anniversary, and it was wonderful. Jose, our server was friendly, and detail oriented. The restaurant itself was clean, fun and you can see the ocean/sunset from inside and outside. I would highly recommend Chandler's to all of my friends and family!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your outstanding review and for choosing to celebrate at Chandler's. We look forward to your next visit.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Chandler’s is great place for a special occasion dinner! I’d requested a table outside but also noted in my reservation that we’re a group of 9 and that 2 more may join. When we got there we were given a table inside because they said they weren’t sure if I would have additional guests. When i received the confirmation email, I confirmed and did not change the number of guests. If that was the deciding factor and there was any question, why didn’t someone call to tell me that?

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 30, 2019

We greatly appreciate your dining feedback. We apologize for the miscommunication with your seating arrangement and will be sharing this with our team to make it right. We do hope to have you as a guest again soon.

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CF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The atmosphere is lovely but the value of the dishes wasn’t quite there. Servers were kind and attentive and cocktails were solid!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your recent visit, but want to assure you that your comments will be reviewed by the restaurant manager and culinary team. We hope to have you as our guest again soon.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were celebrating our 19th year of marriage and chose Chandlers for that experience. Jose and Rita made that experience incredibly memorable and wonderful. Everything from the table with an incredible view of the sunset, the amazing meal, the thoughtful “happy anniversary” dessert, cocktail and wine recommendations... made the night one to remember. We will certainly be back and will be requesting Jose.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you for choosing Chandler's to celebrate your wedding anniversary. We are thrilled to hear that Jose and Rita made your evening very memorable. We look forward to your return.

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DM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed at Chandlers. It is a bit pricey but quality is there.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you Doris for your review and we look forward to your next visit in to Chandler's.

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AV
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came here for our 6th wedding anniversary, and we had a great time. Service was prompt, and the food was great. We had the Coconut Shrimp, Short Rib Flatbread, Ceasar Salad, and Blueberry Rhubarb dessert. My wife said it was "one of her favorite dinners ever," which I assure you is high praise. We are already planning a return visit for our next celebration.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 11, 2019

Andrew, thank you greatly for your outstanding review and for choosing Chandler's to celebrate your anniversary. We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful evening and we look forward to your return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Waiter was overwhelmed. Got order wrong and didn’t clear table for desert. Very frantic place. Waited a long time between ordering drinks dinner and desert.

Kids menu poor.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Chandler's. Please know we will share your concerns with our team to make it right. Please do visit us again.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jose was awesome, as usual!! Amanda, our hostess was smiling and friendly!! We love Chandler for date nights and special occasions!!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you for your outstanding review and for choosing Chandler's to celebrate your special occasions. We certainly look forward to your return.

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YM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely breathtaking views! Excellent, friendly service! Delicious, quality food! Highly recommend

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we look forward to your return.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jose was brilliant as usual!! Food, service and hostess were awesome!!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we look forward to your return.

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C
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great setting on a sunny day. Get an outside table and catch the sunset.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we look forward to your return.

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HK
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here and had a very nice and enjoyable dinner. The food and service ways excellent.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for your excellent review and for choosing Chandler's for your anniversary. We will certainly pass on your compliments to the Chef and staff. We hope you will join us again in Chandler's very soon.

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PA
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding! Valet parking was very convenient. We called ahead for a Sunset view outside Anniversary) and it was stunning. Our server Zach was awesome and he had support from server Jack as well, both outstanding. We had FIVE appetizers and they were all amazing! We have a pice of cake by the fireplace for dessert that was super as well!!! It was an extremely memorable night for us!!! Many Thanks To Zach!!!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on August 30, 2019

Patrickh, thank you for your outstanding review and for choosing Chandler's to celebrate your anniversary. We are so happy to hear you had such an amazing dining experience with us. We look forward to your return.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Zachary was attentive. The food was brought in a timely manner. The food was excellent and delicious. I would like to give 5stars to those who prepared our meal that night. My whole family enjoyed the outdoor dining experience.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on August 21, 2019

Thank you Sheryl for your wonderful review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service at Chandler's. Please do visit us again.

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TM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Limited menu, long wait even when only half full and a little on the pricey side, street noise can be loud

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your recent visit, but want to assure you that your comments will be reviewed by the restaurant manager and culinary team. We hope to have you as our guest again soon.

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SV
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jose is wonderful, the service was phenomenal and the food quality is excellent. My family will be back to celebrate my birthday.!!!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on August 14, 2019

Sheryl, thank you for your outstanding review. We will pass along your compliments to Jose. We look forward to your return.

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MS
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and even better service. Our host and waiter was absolutely awesome. I would come back again if I have the opportunity.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you so much for the rating! We hope to see you back at Chandler's and Cape Rey!

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S
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The live music of Cedrice and Matthew was fantastic! Karrie, our server, went above and beyond!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for your excellent review. We will certainly pass on your compliments to Karrie. We hope you will join us again in Chandler's very soon.

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate dinner on Saturday night at 6pm. We were a bit late meeting our friends due to not finding the correct parking area (they are not marked). Our waiter was very good but pulled into different directions and we had to wait a few times. The food was good, but the steaks were overpriced. ($42). The view was amazing however the noise from Hwy 101 made it difficult to hear each other at times. The only other issue is that there was a room
located above the dining patio and someone dropped their vape. Luckily it did hit anyone in the head!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your review regarding your recent meal at Chandler's. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your dishes and our ocean view. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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BC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! I ordered the Mahi Mahi tacos and I loved it! It had a nice little kick and the service was good as well. The views of the outdoor seating was beautiful as well!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank you for your excellent review. We will certainly pass on your compliments to the Chef and staff. We hope you will join us again in Chandler's very soon.

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BF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

The menu selection is limited. The good is fine, nothing special. The service is very good.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thank you Barry for sharing your feedback. Please know we will be sharing your feedback with our team and do hope you will dine with us again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had the salmon and it was outstanding!!!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thank you for your excellent review. We will certainly pass on your compliments to the Chef and staff. We hope you will join us again in Chandler's very soon.

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SD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

It was my moms birthday. The server seemed either too busy or annoyed. He was not friendly whatsoever. The bacon and blue burger was good but over cooked. It has pretty views but other than that I wouldn’t recommend it.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thank you Shawna for choosing Chandler's to celebrate your mom's birthday. We are disappointed in your dining shortcomings and do hope you will give us another chance.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Table of 8. Good service but a salad never arrived. Asked for it after main course was delivered. When I checked the bill it was charged twice. The waiter did take it off upon my request Nice atmosphere on the ocean but noise level was fairly loud. Food was tasty.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you for your rating and sharing your dining experience at Chandler's. We will pass along your bill mishap to our team. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and service. We look forward to your return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Zach, was outstanding in his service and professionalism!!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for your 5-star review.

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YC
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true gem !!
Great location, excellent attentive and cordial service and a beautiful setting overall :)

Would definitely plan to come back!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for your excellent review. We will certainly pass on your compliments to the Chef and staff. We hope you will join us again in Chandler's very soon.

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h
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Bruch selection and quality average. Service was friendly but slow. Dining area noise level seemed high.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on June 17, 2019

While we appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback, we're disappointed to hear that your dining experience did not live up to our expectations. Please know that we will be sharing your feedback with our team and that we will work to do better next time.

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CD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was very slow, waited over 20 minutes for a drink.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you Chelsea for your feedback. We apologize for the slow service you received, but want to assure you that your comments will be reviewed by the restaurant manager. We hope to have you as our guest again soon.

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday here on Saturday night, and our server, Broke, made our night! He went through the extra effort to create a special cozy environment for me and my friends by the fire pit. He was so detailed and very sweet. Thank you for the magical night and the splendid way to celebrate my birthday!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you for your excellent review and choosing Chandler's to celebrate your birthday. We are thrilled you had such a wonderful evening by the fire pit amongst friends. We hope you will join us again in Chandler's very soon.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We were staying at the hotel and had already eaten at the restaurant for dinner and breakfast. Yesterday, we worked with the hostess to time our reservation to get a seat outside. We showed up to our reservation on time and unfortunately there were no tables available outside. Right after we sat down a table of 8 got up. We asked to get moved outside but instead the hostess called people that were 45 minutes late for their reservation since they had made the reservation before us. Our waiter was great but that was about it. Overall the food is overpriced for what you get and good luck if you want to try and sit outside. Will not be going back.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on June 17, 2019

Please be assured that I’ll be sharing your review with our culinary and operations teams, as well as your feedback regarding outside seating, and hope that you’ll consider giving us another opportunity to provide a 5-star experience the next time you’re in town.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Have had many enjoyable meals at Chandlers but what a miss this time was.
Over an hour to get dinner to our table of 12, in a restaurant no more than 1/3 full.
Short rib was very disappointing which is not okay for that price.
Underwhelmed. It will be a long time before returning.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your recent visit, but want to assure you that your comments will be reviewed by the restaurant manager and culinary team. We hope to have you as our guest again soon.

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AK
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to this restaurant for our 40th wedding anniversary. We were looking for something special and we found it. This was a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The food the service and the ambience are all excellent. We will be back!

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you Annie for your 5 star review. We are thrilled you selected Chandler's to celebrate your 40th wedding anniversary. We will certainly pass on your compliments to our culinary team. We hope you will join us again very soon.

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NM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our visit here. The food was outstanding! Highly recommend the lobster and shrimp nachos. The service was excellent and the view was nice.

Chandler's - Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you Nicole for your 5 star review. We do hope to have you back at Chandler's very soon.

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