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magallanes 341, Punta Arenas, Chile
(61) 222-818
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Ranked #10 of 89 Restaurants in Punta Arenas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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English first
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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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
47 helpful votes 47 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
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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Punta Arenas, Chile
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

In an old mansion, just a few steps from the Salesian Museum and the Cementery, this restaurant offers well cooked dishes at a reasonable price! I have been there with my wife and particularly apreciate the variety of the menu, something not common at this latitude where chaoices are really limited. There is no phisical menu, something reminds me the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

One of the best restaurants I have visited in Latin America This old house belonged to the owners grandmother, and is decorated in sophisticated but homely style. The food was superb. There isnt a printed menu as the chef offers the best from the market each day. We had the crab and it was fabulous. The owners were charming and... More 

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

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