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Porotas Restaurante

Avenida del Mar 900 B, La Serena, Chile
51 2210937
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Ranked #4 of 64 restaurants in La Serena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Chilean, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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SANTIAGO, Chile
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We had a very enjoyable lunch here on our return from the Elqui Valley. The lady who owns the restaurant is also the chef and the quality of the fish shows an enthusiasm and attention to detail. Even though we hadn't booked we were warmly greeted and received excellent service. The fish was excellent and I particularly enjoyed the caldo... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Avenida Del Mar in La Serena is a long road and alongside this road,that stretches more than 5 miles, are many restuarants but many are there to rip off the por tourist with bad service and poor quality food. At the very end of this road, away from the hustle and bustle , close to the El Faro Lighthouse is... More

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