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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food with an amazing sunset

The food is very good, both the fish and the meat dishes. Located directly at the beach, it is a nice place to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Joep v
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is very good, both the fish and the meat dishes. Located directly at the beach, it is a nice place to visit.

1 Thank Joep v
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location (av. del mar) is very nice. You have view on the beach and sea from certain tables. The place looks clean. They have a menu with English translation. The menu is directed towards seafood (which is not a surprise given the location). The dishes are nice, but for the price they lack "je ne sais quoi". Some details... More 

Thank Joe Z
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238 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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.

Thank Rossland58
Santiago, Chile
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

Thank Sjzerbe1027
Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank hcutshall
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank LagartoTO
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank carlgru
Tucson, Arizona
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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 

Thank Rob T
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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