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Restaurant Chamaca Inn

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Del Salvador esquina San Bernardo, Puerto Varas, Chile
065 2232876
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
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  • 16
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great, Fresh local sea food!

If you are looking for fresh sea food, that is just plain sea food, not elaborate plates... This is definitely the place to go to. We went to other restaurants that were much more elegant, and they are great too... But in Chamaca you will find great seafood that is cooked as simple as possible but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol G
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Santiago
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Hobart, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant had a strong local feel with lots of locals enjoying the food - always a good sign. The seafood was excellent - we had merluza (hake) cooked a couple of different ways both were good sized portions. The fish went well with locally grown potatoes and vegetables. And a glass of Chilean chardonnay of course.

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Thank Ken H
Santiago
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for fresh sea food, that is just plain sea food, not elaborate plates... This is definitely the place to go to. We went to other restaurants that were much more elegant, and they are great too... But in Chamaca you will find great seafood that is cooked as simple as possible but is well cooked and... More 

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1 Thank Carol G
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good, but nothing special. We ordered two Congrios and two cokes for 21000 pesos. For the same price you find much better restaurants. The service is medium-low.

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Thank Thiago B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The staff are very friendly and hospitable; you feel quite at home when you dine here. We ordered their salmon and ceviche and it was delicious. The best bit about this place is how welcome señora makes you feel, even if you cannot speak much spanish.

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Thank audsss
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this place by our tour guide and in particular the scallop in Parmesan starter, the conger eel dishes and sea bass. The service was really friendly and fast, none in English and food was so delicious we revisited later in the week when the lady who owns the place insisted on us each having pisco shots! Loved... More 

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Thank Peanutswede
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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182 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

From the outside might like a place you woudn't like to go in, it looks more like a cheap Chilean dinner, but wait, not all that is gold glitters. It is a simple restaurant, nothing fancy about it, but it is great. The food was really good, probably one of the bes sea food I've had in the South of... More 

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1 Thank natogl
Tel Aviv, Israel
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144 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Delicious Chilean dishes, excellent service, run with an iron hand by "La Chamaca", a larger than life lady who rules over the place and pays attention to every detail. Generous portions, plain surroundings, a genuine culinary experience. Don´t miss it! The best "centolla" ever!!!

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1 Thank rsitman
Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food! Warm staff and local atmosphere... Personal service with lots of smiles. Very delicious for anyone who likes fish and seafood. Especially good was the lemon source for the fish...

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Thank Noammm
Brisbane
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179 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Sure this place lacks polish... the lights are too bright, you can see into the store cupboards, they don't have all the drinks listed in the menu... BUT... the food is excellent! Huge choice of fish options and the food was reasonably priced for large and delicious portions. The waitress was friendly and fun, teaching us Spanish and recommending cheap... More 

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Bozeman, MT
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This restaurant, in my opinion, is a smaller version of La Olla (in fact, I believe the owners of the 2 restaurants are brother and sister). The dishes offered are basically the same, and the prices are comparable. La Olla is a grander place, but Chamaca Inn has the benefit of being downtown. In terms of food, you're getting simple,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Del Salvador esquina San Bernardo, Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Los Lagos Region  >  Puerto Varas
  • Phone Number: 065 2232876

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Chilean, South American

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