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Porotas Restaurante

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

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  • 57
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  • 17
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Definitely a worth a visit

I was recommend this place by a friend and it was bang on. Not much heat on a cold evening but friendly staff and nice food. In the summer it would be nice to sit upstairs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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218 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I was recommend this place by a friend and it was bang on. Not much heat on a cold evening but friendly staff and nice food. In the summer it would be nice to sit upstairs.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The pisco sours, machas a la parmesana, the mero, and the tuna and pesto risottos were all amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful. I will definitely go back!

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was a lovely dinner by the ocean for my friends and I! We had amazing service by the wait staff and felt very welcomed by the owner. Beautiful wine and delicious food made this a restaurant to return to!

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Toronto
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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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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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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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, South American

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