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“what a glorious dining experience.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tololo Beach

Tololo Beach
Avenida del Mar, La Serena, Chile
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Ranked #8 of 60 restaurants in La Serena
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Bar, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Pasadena, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“what a glorious dining experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

This is the place I have been searching for.
It all looks wonderful. I would love the sea food ....not to mention those corvin
Congratulations to the super chef

  • Visited February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Fort Collins, CO
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2010

The best restaurant I ate at while in La Serena. The waiter had them make a special vegetarin dish for me and it was out of this world. The view of the beach from this restaurant is wonderful. Go have dinner and watch the sun set over the water. It is just wonderful!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Food, Mediocre Service...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

I decided to try this restaurant after asking local relatives which was the best place to eat in La Serena. Unanimously they replied the Tololo Beach, which surprised me given their differences in age and tastes. The enviroment definitely shows that the owner has been around. Modern and warm colors and real hand towels in the bathroom. Nice touches. We ordered Filete a lo Pobre (typical Chilean dish made of Filet Mignon, French fries, 2 fried eggs and caramelized onions) and Filete a la Parrilla (Grilled Filet Mignon) with assorted salads. The meat was of a good size (10oz) and perfectly cooked. The sides were all fresh and seasoned just right. All in all the food was top notch. Now for the negative side, our waiter. He seemed clueless from the very beginning. I am a Chilean native so the English barrier was no excuse. Even though we ordered two dishes, he only brought one. Fortunately, we decided to share one while the other one was being cooked. Lastly, while I was leaving he caught up to me to let me know that a little mistake "had happened". Instead of charging me $62 he had charged $118 into the credit card machine. I told the cashier to give me the difference in cash and walked away. Is sad when one person can make the essence of the restaurant, the food, less desirable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Just prepare yourself for a possible inconsistent service.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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La Serena, Chile
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent, but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2009

This is one of the good restaurants in La Serena. Nice beach view, excellent seafood, decent wine list. But their prices are a little high. Lunch for 3 (wine included) goes for about 80 U.S. (at the December 2009 exchange rate). If you don't mind the bill, ask for the Cajun River Shrimp plate ("Camarones de río al pil-pil"). Enjoy!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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