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Porotas Restaurante

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Seafood, Chilean
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Avenida del Mar 900 B, La Serena, Chile
51 2210937
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
a lovely gay honeymoon dinner by the sea

We arrived late as per Chilean custom. In relation to traditional Chilean customer service, which is poor (when compared to North American regular standards), the hospitality was very good and got even better with the handsome waiter. The place was busy but not noisy. I am 52 as of last Saturday, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We arrived late as per Chilean custom. In relation to traditional Chilean customer service, which is poor (when compared to North American regular standards), the hospitality was very good and got even better with the handsome waiter. The place was busy but not noisy. I am 52 as of last Saturday, I have the right to hate noise and roaming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

An absolute gem in La Serena! We tried the fish, and it was excellent. Also, the restaurant is very affordable and the service is very nice. Highly recommended!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

What's not to like: good food, good wine, great view and good service. Since it was a conference dinner someone else picked up the bill too. As a group we were given a private balcony upstairs and served an immense appetizer plate of selected hot and cold seafood. The dinner proper was abalone tuna, followed by steak and a fruit... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went here on the strength of the strength of the trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. We were early by Chilean standards but the staff were accommodating and put our party of seven in the prime spot in the bay window at the front. The menu is a straight split between meat and fish and between us we... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food, nicely served. Very good quality. It felt like a really expensive restaurant. Obviously not the cheapest in chile, but you wouldn't get that quality for the same price in Europe. Staff very friendly, quick and efficient. Good selection of meat , fish and seafood. Very beautiful view. One of the nicest meals!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went to Porotas for diner two nights in a row, unusual for us since we like to experiment, and it was first rate both times. The first night we had seafood for starters and main course, both excellent. The second night my wife had fish and I had meat for the main course, again superb. The service was impecable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We had a great tasty dinner @ Porotas. If you like meat, make sure you try the chef's specialties! And if you are in the mood for spicy, the pil pil filet (entree) is great. The only detail is that is opens too late (9 pm!) and in Gringo's time, it's kind of late to wait until 9 for dinner... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I was there looking here for a good place to eat and even that I've arrived early to the dinner shift, they doesn't have any trouble and give me a more than pleasant meal. Great Papaya Juice, awesome empanada and a dish of Corvina that blow my mind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch with my family and food, service were great. Cristian our waiter, did an excellent job. I found it a little bit expensive although it didn't felt like I was paying something I didn't get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Great food, good service, reasonable prices perfect location beside the sea. The service is very friendly also they have wines of the zone they are very good and not expensive

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida del Mar 900 B, La Serena, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Coquimbo Region  >  La Serena
  • Phone Number: 51 2210937

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Chilean

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