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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: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Delicious sea food!

The place has an excellent view from the terrace, I enjoyed once a wonderful summer sunset :-) As aperitif you must try the pisco sour. The menu has plenty sea food dishes, all delicious!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
V3rin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family reserved a table for lunch based on the positive TA reviews. We were disappointed on all fronts. First of all, we arrived and no one seemed to know about the reservation. After being ignored for quite a while we were told that our appetizer preference was not available. The attitude of the server could not have been worse...... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I reviewed this restaurant ~18 months ago and made a return trip. It's just as good as it ever was with a fine view of the beach and ocean. This time I had the "Pastas Fruta de Mar" (Seafood Pasta) and it was taglietelle (which I prefer) crammed full of seafood. I had to remove some mussels that had not... More 

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Thank TucsonTraveller
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot to watch the sun set. Good menu with lots of fish options. Good value for the standard of the food. Would recommend.

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Thank Aileen M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The place has an excellent view from the terrace, I enjoyed once a wonderful summer sunset :-) As aperitif you must try the pisco sour. The menu has plenty sea food dishes, all delicious!!

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Thank V3rin
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

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

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Antwerp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

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 

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Thank Joe Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Rossland58
Santiago, Chile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Sjzerbe1027
Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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, South American, Mediterranean, Chilean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?