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El Ancla

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Soups, Chilean, Pacific Rim, South American
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Santa Beatriz 191, Santiago, Chile
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now thats a place to eat seafood in santiago!!!! All, all perfect. Good attention. Huge portions. Paila marina with all the seafood you can imagine. Ostiones fresh and tasty. Not so popular with tourists, but should be.

Thank marcos b
Moorpark, California
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had the jardin de marisco, which was an awesomely arranged platter with all of the different offerings of seafood. Then I had the El Ancla special, it was kind of like the Chupe de Mariscos from Peru, but a little differently flavored. Had all sorts of seafood, plus potato and the cheese was delicious.

Thank casiperuano
Berlin, Germany
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the core of Providencia. They offer a wide variety of seafood from Chile and also meat options. It is not very cheap but the quality worths the price. I liked calamari very much. The service is good and I recommend it for business lunches.

Thank Aitana L
Dallas, Texas, United States
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270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We started with a Pisco Sour which was very good, nice strong flavorful drink. The bread that came with the meal was very good. We went with a couple seafood dishes, Parmesan Scallops and El Ancla Clay pot, both were excellent. The scallops were better then excellent, great taste and texture. We had a salad to go along with the... More 

Thank Don P
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Perfect place perfect food and good price. They have everything. Ceviche was great. Also seafood pots. You need to come at least twice to get a feel. Which I did!

Thank Philip L
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

The 1st dinner we had a very good ceviche, great loco empanadas and a competent soup dish (caldillo de congrio). After this meal we felt the restaurant had more to offer. And after considering the menu for a day we went back decided to crack it. It isn't the traditional start+main and their signature dishes that would worth ones visit... More 

Thank AndreiaMCosta
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Wonderful meal close to our hotel -- even though we came in without reservations and ate in the bar area. Pisco sours (of course), 3 generous appetizers filled the 3 of us up, with each of us getting something different and sharing tastes. Accommodating of our poor and limited Spanish -- and they take credit cards so didn't have to... More 

Thank CarolOrlando
Rothesay, Canada
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at El Ancla! The servers were very accommodating, trying to help us understand the menu with our non-existent Spanish. We had a delicious meal. The only complaint would be that all of our food - appetizers and mains - arrived at the same time. The portions are generous and if we were to go again,... More 

Thank dmwells
Hartland, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We ate here one evening during our stay in Santiago. The food and the service was excellent. I ordered the cannelloni which was enough for 2 people.

Thank HartlandWisMark
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

The sour pisco excellent strong drink....the machas had a really strong parmesan flavor over the sea food one. Mix salad good, very good. The ceviche imperial was good but most of all: abundant!!!

Thank Betthillo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Soups, Chilean, Pacific Rim, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Beatriz 191, Santiago, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago>  > Providencia
  • Neighborhood: Providencia
  • Phone Number: 56-2-22642275

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?