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La Colonial Cafe

Chilean, South American
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Balmaceda 475 City Centre, La Serena, Chile
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 7
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A 2 Choices x 3 Menu & a Fair price to match.

We stopped here for lunch as part of our walk about the older section of La Sernna, the part most tourist miss completely. The menu consisted of a 3 course lunch with a choice for each level, i.e. Soup or salad, fish (yummy Reinata) or Lomo (meat) and a desert plus wine (red or white) for 4500... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Extremely rood. Screemd in Spanish when I tried to communicate with them in English calming that in Chile I have to speak spanish

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St. John's, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stopped here for lunch as part of our walk about the older section of La Sernna, the part most tourist miss completely. The menu consisted of a 3 course lunch with a choice for each level, i.e. Soup or salad, fish (yummy Reinata) or Lomo (meat) and a desert plus wine (red or white) for 4500$ ($7-$8). Salad was... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My wife and I went here for what we were hoping could be a pre-dinner beer and snack. We ordered a platter of meats, cheese and pickled/cured veg and such. I wasn't expecting much of the platter but it still missed the mark a little bit. Plus it took at least an hour to leave the kitchen... For a cold... More 

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Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I don't know about the food but the hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream is amazing!! Costs 2,500 CLP but is definitely worth it. 10 out of 10!

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

On a Saturday night- the streets teeming with people, it was surprisingly difficult to find a restaurant that was open! We sat outside, which was pleasant enough. The service was apathetic. My husband enjoyed his burger, but the waiter forgot to put in his order for fries, so he ate half, then tried to wait, but it started becoming soggy... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Discovered this restaurant on an Easter weekend trip to La Serena. Arriving on Friday evening, we found lots of places closed for the holiday. Luckily, La Colonial was not one of them. We had pisco sours at the Happy Hour special price. Our meals of grilled pork chops with a generous vegetable side dish were piquant and filling. Service was... More 

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Having read a great review in the lonely planet we headed for this centrally located cafe in La Serena. We could only sit outside because we have children and they're not allowed inside as smokers are inside. We hung around waiting for a table and then had to split up between 2 tables. The food was awful: terrible pizza pasta... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

There aré better options, but is a restaurant to consider when you aré in downtown and you have budget limitations

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San Diego
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

very central, good selection. Right off all the main shopping streets.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Balmaceda 475 City Centre, La Serena, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Coquimbo Region  >  La Serena

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chilean, South American
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?