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La Marmita

Plaza Sampaio 678, Punta Arenas, Chile
56061 222 056
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Ranked #4 of 80 Restaurants in Punta Arenas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $50
Cuisines: Chilean, Seafood, Vegan, Healthy
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped into La Marmita only once, towards the end of our stay in Punta Arenas. Wish we had found it sooner! It far surpassed our hotel dining room! The atmosphere was casual and relaxing. We had excellent sandwiches! Our server was friendly and attentive, but not annoying like some can be. And she spoke passable English, which was just... More

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Nantes, France
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252 reviews 252 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

One of the most disappointing restaurants of our three-month stay in South America. Its reputation is definitely overblown. The food is OK but not exceptional. Service is nothing to call home about and everything is overpriced for what it is.

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Nederland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I liked the food, but not as good as I expected based on the other reviews, however it's a nice little restaurant, although the portions are the same size, quite small, so if you're hungry it won't fill you up fully. You can pay in cash only. The drinks are really nice.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Really liked this little restaurant - my boyfriend and I both had delicious dishes and the cocktails were tasty too. Definitely recommend this restaurant if you're staying nearby.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a very cute restaurant. It's a cozy space with lots of interesting art and knick-knacks. I didn't expect much for the food in Punta Arenas, but this was surprisingly good. I had a pasta dish that was simple and satisfying.

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

They only accept cash. They had live music playing (jazz) upstairs which was very nice. It cost a little extra to sit up there so we just sat down stairs (we could hear it perfectly well). They made good drinks and pride themselves on local (Chilean) only products. The food wasn't as good as I had hoped but the general... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

I ate here twice with a large group, we were delighted with the quality of the food, both the meat eaters, fish eaters and veggies all enjoyed our meals which were prepared with fresh ingredients and care. The wine list had some excellent Chilean wines at very reasonable prises (£9- for a good Syrah that you would pay a similar... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Bottom Line: Go for the atmosphere – it’s one of the best in Chile but the food is just above average for the price. The Food: The cuisine is above average but not exceptional. The food is a contemporary take on Chilean cuisine. They offer delicious fare that showcases regional meats and sauces that are easily paired with the restaurants’... More

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

It was a great pleasure to eat there. Very tasty food and nice people. Recommend this a much ! We ordered a smoked kings crabs, polinui and lamb stew and this was excellent.

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Visited La Marmita twice during two separate occasions when I was in Punta Arenas both on the way to and way back from Punta Arenas. The food was varied, interesting and delicious. Friendly staff with great wines to accompany. Would highly recommend you eating here if you find yourself in Punta Arenas.

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