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$5 - $12
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Latin, Seafood, Chilean
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Lunch, Dinner

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Providencia
1.0 miles from Cerro San Cristobal
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

One cannot aspire to surpass BusyMary’s review of the place titled “Oh My Goodness”, so let me draw your attention to that canonical text. But if you are lazy to scroll down, don’t just look at the average rating but read reviews and do not...expect a restaurant (or show your surprise when you get “inside”). Do not expect anything you are used to at a restaurant (except great food). No credit cards, no internet, no accessibility, no English, no personnel (only the chef and a waitress). It’s a replica of the interior of a fishing boat - without any idealization, cleaning, luxury or safety features. You will literally have to climb down a ladder from a hole in the floor to the tables. This gives you one thing: fresh and very well prepared seafood. For that they may well be hoity about.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

We arrived at around 6:30pm and they were closed, fortunately the waitress saw us outside and opened the door to inform us that they were eating dinner and would be re-opening around 7:45pm. She took our reservation and we walked around the neighborhood for an...hour because I really wanted to experience this place. As others have posted, you walk into the storefront where there is seafood for sale, go back behind a wall and freezers and then down the very vertical submarine stairs/ladder (I turned around and went down backwards to avoid hitting my head). I must agree with one of the recent reviews on here by Gonzalo H, the waitress does not make much of an effort to make you feel comfortable and is really blunt with her remarks, however; the food was so good and the atmosphere so unique that I did not want to mark my rating down. Hopefully they can give were some customer service training. Best pastel de jaiba I have ever had, HANDS DOWN!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

This is a hole in the wall Chilean seafood place. The had all my favorite. whole scallops in the shell (parmasean), machas parmasean, sea urchin (erissos), pastel de centolla. They were out of locos. A generous lunch for two was $43 including tip. Awesome!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

So, we went to the restaurant and and it was frankly weird. It was if they did not want us there, came out and stared and did not want us there. You mileage might vary but this was one of the strangest experiences I’ve ever...had and I travel everywhere.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

Best place to have fresh seafood in Santiago. Real picada you should go there !! Looks like a SeaFood store but is has a restaurant down the floor as a ship !

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Amazing place. The meal are very tasty and not too expansive. The staff are also very nice. I recommend this great place if you like fish and seafood

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Good place to eat seafood and reasonable prices plus good wine and special cooking on request as pilpil without garlic

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Truly a hole in the wall! We walked past it twice! There is a little fish market type store front, it's barely bigger than a phone booth. Once I spotted the sign, buried under the ivy, we poked in and asked if there was a...restaurant. Sure enough, she showed us to a hole in the floor, where there was a skinny little staircase. Down the steps we went. Watch your head! There's 4 tables down there. Very simple menu on the wall. Don't ask for translation, no one speaks English. We all had a fun time trying to figure out what to order. In the end, we took the gentleman's suggestions. We ordered cerviche for starters. That was delicious! Huge amount of shrimp and fish. Then dinner entrees came. We really had no idea what we had ordered. One dish was shrimp with oil and garlic. On the menu, it was camaronnes. I guess we now know that is shrimp. The other dish was a crab augratin. Lots of crab in it. It came to the table incredibly hot. The dish had gone into a broiler, no doubt. It was so hot it was difficult to eat. No hurrying. It was delicious. I think on the menu, it was Pasteljaiba. Accompanying dinner was bread and butter. Add in a bottle of sparkling water, one beer and a very generous shot of Pisco. The owner told us that if we needed another beer, just get one out of the fridge! The total was about 37000 pesos. We left 40000, and it's about $60US. What an experience! It was truly like having dinner at someone's home, in the basement. Lol. Very quirky and fun. No hoity-toity here.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

If you don't mind eating in a fire hazard, this is an excellent choice for seafood. Nothing fancy, just fresh ingredients, well prepared and reasonably priced. The closest you will get to a seaside restaurant in Santiago

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

We decided to give this place a try after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. We almost walked right pass it. It does not look like a restaurant at all on the street level. It looks like a small seafood shop. The restaurant is hidden in...the basement. The basement itself is a small cramped space with 4 small tables. We were very skeptical but were too embarrassed to a walk out. Good thing we stayed. We had raw oysters and a Conger soup based on the owners recommendation. The oysters were very fresh. The soup was super flavorful. We will definitely go back to try other items on the menu. Two thumbs up.More

Date of visit: June 2016
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