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Damiana Elena

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magallanes 341, Punta Arenas, Chile
(61) 222-818
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  • 71
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
The best in Punta Arenas?

I really think so! This was my second time in this restaurant and I confirmed my first impression. Foods are original and very well presented. Wine list is very good, and we enjoyed our "garron de Cordero" (lamb leg) and some pastas with a fabulous Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah from 2006... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Chilean2014
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Santiago, Chile
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  • Late Night
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Santiago, Chile
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I really think so! This was my second time in this restaurant and I confirmed my first impression. Foods are original and very well presented. Wine list is very good, and we enjoyed our "garron de Cordero" (lamb leg) and some pastas with a fabulous Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah from 2006, unbeatable. I really recommend this experience!

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Reviews preceding this have accurately reflected on the slight intimidation of no written out menu or accompanying price list to spoken menu, large portions, superb wine listings including low price offerings. The decor adds a nice ambience that made our dinner a true success. Unfortunately no room for dessert given portion sizes. I noted a few probable regulars who skipped... More 

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Waterbury, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place is like a hidden gem. I must say at first we were a little intimidated by the lack of menu written out, however, even with our lack of spanish and very patient waiter we were able to order the best dinner of our honeymoon.

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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

a restaurant in an antique shop? food was excellent but be prepared for huge serves. good wine list and varied menu. table service mostly v good, but occasional lapses. I would go back, and make sure someone came with me to help eat all the food!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Bottom Line: The food is above average (but a good value for the money) and changes daily, the service is the best I’ve had in Chile and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The Food: The restaurant does not have any menus and the dishes change every day. Therefore it was tough to understand what was being offered since the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Walk In party of ten at 8 pm. In October, no problem. Whatever temperature you want, ask for one less. Very lovely place.

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Santiago, Chile
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is probably the most elegant place in Punta Arenas. Old style decoration, with lovely tableware and silverware. Service was friendly and the food arrived very quick (I think I dined in less than 45m). My only concern is that the prices were quite high compared to what, especially in quantity, was served, but I guess one is also paying... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Maybe we ordered the wrong things, but was not impressed by the food. There are better options in Punta Arenas. Liked the mansion though and staff was friendly.

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Rio de Janeiro
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Damiana Elena was one of the best places that we eat during our tour in Patagonia in January 2013. It was just a block away from our hotel. The place is very well decorated (old style). It felt like eating at my grandma´s house. The tableware and Silverware were very nice. The atmosphere is very cozy. The service and the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Housed in an old house full of antique furniture and knick-knacks for sale, this restaurant was an amazing find. From the tender and moist salmon filet to seared tuna, the meal was great. Topping the list, however, was the most interesting and tasty "lasagna" I've ever tried. Pasta with chunks (not ground) of beef and smoked cheese, the four of... More 

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  • Address: magallanes 341, Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Magallanes Region  >  Punta Arenas
  • Phone Number: (61) 222-818

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