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El Ancla

#116 of 3,560 Restaurants in Santiago
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Providencia
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Santa Beatriz 191, Santiago, Chile
56-2-22642275
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Exquisite food

I was there for a business lunch and the machas and locos were outstanding. Very fresh seafood and great cooking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Claudiobxl
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Brussels
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Brussels
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there for a business lunch and the machas and locos were outstanding. Very fresh seafood and great cooking.

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Thank Claudiobxl
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way back to the hotel via our uber driver and at his recommendation. The food was amazing and the service better.

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Thank Mitch L
NJ
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place. Great service. As the name suggests, it's a seafood restaurant. All of which was very fresh tasting & prepared w care. We had the empanadas for appetizer, loco, which is a type of bivalve & the jaiba w cheese. I personally loved the jaiba e cheese. Jaiba is a type of crab. Who knew cheese & crab go... More 

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Thank macfamilyNj
Haifa , Israel
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140 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We reserved the place through phone - when arriving the place was quite empty but soon became full, vivid, maybe a bit noisy but...... it's part of the game. The waiter was helpful, they assigned a special waiter that was fluent in English, giving us all the clues to what to choose and recommending especially those dishes that were the... More 

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Thank sergiu1972
Santiago, Chile
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

The place is very crowded and noisy, that is definitely a thing that plays against it; if you are in a big group should avoid the place as you wont hear what people say at the other end of the table. The food is good but not to die for; service is good (compared to average service in Santiago), the... More 

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Thank Tripatthesun
Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I had a wonderful dining experience here. The waiter spoke English which was helpful. His name was Caesar and he also made suggestions for the choice dishes. We had crab claws, ceviche, and razor clams. The mojitos were excellent as well. This neighborhood is safe and I would visit the establishment again.

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Thank DBneuro
San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This is a surprisingly large restaurant with 2 levels and a balcony. Weather permitting, I would suggest sitting at the balcony. Very pleasant at sunset. Solid Chilean restaurant: - ceviche "El Ancla" was very good and a large portion (a very large appetizer for 1 person, more appropriate for 2 or an entree for 1 person) we liked it so... More 

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Thank PGF94131
Boerne, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Our apartment rental host recommended this restaurant to us and we were not disappointed. It is a great choice if you like seafood, especially seafood eaten by the natives. The food and service were excellent. The deluxe pisco sour was the best that we had in Santiago. Prices were reasonable. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Rahaupt
Denver, Colorado
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596 reviews
445 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Everything was delicious. Machas Parmegiana as entry was good. My seafood salad was great. Both the congrio and the spaghetti with mariscos were delicious. We truly enjoyed our lunch in this cozy restaurant in Providencia.

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Thank MauricioBabilonia
Stanley, Falkland Islands
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Superb little fish restaurant tucked away in Calle Americo Vespucio. I really enjoyed the ambiance and the food was great

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chilean, South American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?