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El Ancla

#254 of 3,433 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
Providencia
Seafood, Chilean
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Santa Beatriz 191, Santiago, Chile
56-2-22642275
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
down-to-earth, reasonable kitchen

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Stephan T
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Berlin, Germany
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Berlin, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Milton, Georgia
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458 reviews 458 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
898 helpful votes 898 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I visited this restaurant three times in my short visit to Santiago, it was that good. The staff were very helpful, helping me choose the classic Chilean dishes I was seeking. On my last visit I sat at the upstairs balcony which has a great view out to the mountain. The food was tasty and included very generous helpings. Very... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I came across this restaurant by chance and liked the lack of table clothes and the fact that they catered to a lot of locals with kids -these are usually good signs. Indeed, the place was lively and friendly, and the waiter helpful and not pushy. I wanted to taste basic fare, so I eschewed the assorted seafood appetizers that... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stopped in on a holiday because it was one of the few restaurants open close to our hotel. The service was excellent, and the waiter even provided an English menu which was essential for us. We had the abalone empanadas and parmesan razor clams. Both were delucious. We thought the prices were good, servings were large, and drinks were strong.... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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