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Mares de Chile


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


Seafood, Soups, Chilean, South American
Seating, Table Service

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The smell was of cooked and recooked oil. We asked for fish fries and salad. The fish over cooked, and too oily, the fries soaked in oil, and the salad average. We should have get out in the minute we touch the tables, sticky and...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank carmenandreah
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch after our taxi driver advised they had the best seafood. The prices were good and the food was DELICIOUS. We had the Salmon Margharite and the eel along with several other plates to share. The crab 'cakes' (not pictured) were my...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Amy L
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

I usually only post positive reviews. I went to the Central Market after years, as I remembered how fresh the seafood was - especially my favorite which I was looking forward to savoring: sea urchins. It may have been a bad day, but the urchins...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank PascaInMD
Reviewed February 18, 2018

The restaurants in the middle of the market seemed to have more touts than customers, so we ducked into this cosy brick space off one of the corridors (they have touts but much friendlier). Menu in Spanish but some English spoken. The meals we got...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank mrdom
Reviewed March 31, 2017

In the very commercial central market of Santiago, we hoped this restaurant would be more authentic. It was not the case. The room upstairs was very crowded, without any window; service was very slow and fish was salty. Tips (propina voluntaria) was automatically added to...More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

This is a typical Chilean restaurant you have to visit, bring cash, they don't accept credit card because they don't need to. The food was delicious, we tried the Centolla, Locos and Ceviche, ask Christian for day special. Unlike the other "touristic" market restaurants, this...More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

Good cost benefit relationship. Differently from the other bigger restaurants in the Market, this place has its own personality.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

My order of fish and salad was ok but I would not eat here again nor recommend. The fish was very salty. The salad had lettuce with brown tips on the verge of spoiling and I think the vegetables of carrots peas beans were from...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank lieibr
Reviewed August 27, 2015

Fresh seafood with good cost benefit, simple restaurant frequented by local people, friendly and efficient service.

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank IoannisST
Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent lunch here. Menu was in English although the fish was still in chillian. We had eel soup which is the first time I have had eel and was very very good. We also had Albacore with a side salad. Again excellent....More

Date of visit: June 2015
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