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El Ancla

#260 of 3,336 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
Providencia
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Santa Beatriz 191, Santiago, Chile
56-2-22642275
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Seafood

We really enjoyed the food and friendly service at El Ancla. The main reason we went was the close-by availability of the Pastel de Jaiba and the Chupo de Loco which we wanted to sample. We were not disappointed with these two lovely Chilean / Peruvian dishes. The service was good, the restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Marcel K
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Perth, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I loved this restaurant. The drinks and food were amazing! I had fish and pisco sours all night. Definitely check it out!

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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food and friendly service at El Ancla. The main reason we went was the close-by availability of the Pastel de Jaiba and the Chupo de Loco which we wanted to sample. We were not disappointed with these two lovely Chilean / Peruvian dishes. The service was good, the restaurant (upstairs floor) pleasant and we enjoyed the... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

You should be the judge , their food is outstanding .. I suggest you order a "Jardin de mariscos" which comes with amazing amounts of seafood .. then order avalones or fish, a bottle of white Chilean wine and then buckle up to receive that bill.. it will be intense .. but their portions are humongous so they will be... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I did choose El Ancla because of its trip advisor ratings and wasn't disappointed. Had Ceviche and Corvina. Both were extremely good, but definitely no sophisticated cuisine. The staff was friendly, the timo sphere laid-back and the prices reasonable. Would definitely recommend this restaurant instead of any anonymous hotel restaurant.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had a local tour guide who suggested this place for lunch. Great choice. It is upscale, filled with locals, and has lots of seafood choices. There were English menus available. We had Congrio (firm white fish), and Sea Bass entrees. Chilled raspberry juice. Wonderful fresh bread. A salad of tomato, corn, and lettuce (no dressings). Lunch was well presented... More 

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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Seafood menu was very good with a lot of choices. The restaurant was crowded and noisy and the seats were very close to each other. It was one of the few restaurants open on a Sunday

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Washington, DC
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Amazing lunch of abalone, Caldillo de Congrio and Canalone stuffed with Centolla. I need to leave Chile soon or I will be huge! Great service. Great food.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Several times we wanted to try this restaurant as we saw it was always full of people. The first impression is OK, the menu looks good and offers a great variety of all kind of fish, seafood and meat, although the prices are higher than average for this type of restaurant. What a disappointment when we received our dishes. We... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Really enjoyed eating here the wait staff spoke more English than the other places we went and were so nice. The Ceviche is really good, they have a nice variety of ways that you can have many of their dishes not a one I tried was bad. Plus it was right across from where we stayed.

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Santiago
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Relation between quality and price is very good. Exquisite food with big portions. Atmosphere is perfect to meet with family and friends, quite crowed. Location very central.

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Additional Information about El Ancla

Address: Santa Beatriz 191, Santiago, Chile
Phone Number: 56-2-22642275
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago>  > Providencia
Cuisine: Seafood, Chilean, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Santa Beatriz 191, Santiago, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago>  > Providencia
  • Neighborhood: Providencia
  • Phone Number: 56-2-22642275

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Chilean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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