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La Colonial Cafe

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Cafe, Bar, Pub
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Balmaceda 475 City Centre, La Serena, Chile
Today
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Uppsala, Sweden
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

It can be hard to find good cheaper places to eat but this is one I'd recommend. The lunch menu included three courses and a glass of wine for about $4500. Good quality considering the price.

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Thank Jemma W
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a very average meal here, both had hamburgers. They were OK, nothing special. The cafe is in need of a bit of renovation to improve it. Service was good & staff very helpful.

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Thank Anna B
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

45 minutes for an scrambled eggs... seriously...? The table tottally sticky..!! :P Supposed this is a coffee restaurant, but they offer regular coffee to take a breakfast. Forget it..!! Next..!! Go to the next coffee place absolutely.

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Thank Quanijo K
santiago,chile
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

This is a nice place to have a coffee or tea in the afternoon. We stopped here after wallking around in the heat and were relieved to be served "onces" which included a beverage, and cake. I had an iced coffee which was delicious. The service was a bit slow considering they weren't so busy. But they were friendly and... More 

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Goulburn, Australia
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149 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We went here on a sat night when virtually everything was closed (celebration I think). We had a nice red, service was fine, timing was fine, my chinorillo was very tasty and served 2 of us. My friends had pizzas which were ok if not perhaps a little small. Price was good from memory

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Thank Studavo
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Extremely rood. Screemd in Spanish when I tried to communicate with them in English calming that in Chile I have to speak spanish

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Thank Mor D
St. John's, Canada
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289 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stopped here for lunch as part of our walk about the older section of La Sernna, the part most tourist miss completely. The menu consisted of a 3 course lunch with a choice for each level, i.e. Soup or salad, fish (yummy Reinata) or Lomo (meat) and a desert plus wine (red or white) for 4500$ ($7-$8). Salad was... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went here for what we were hoping could be a pre-dinner beer and snack. We ordered a platter of meats, cheese and pickled/cured veg and such. I wasn't expecting much of the platter but it still missed the mark a little bit. Plus it took at least an hour to leave the kitchen... For a cold... More 

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Jamaica
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I don't know about the food but the hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream is amazing!! Costs 2,500 CLP but is definitely worth it. 10 out of 10!

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Thank MarcoAngie
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

On a Saturday night- the streets teeming with people, it was surprisingly difficult to find a restaurant that was open! We sat outside, which was pleasant enough. The service was apathetic. My husband enjoyed his burger, but the waiter forgot to put in his order for fries, so he ate half, then tried to wait, but it started becoming soggy... More 

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Thank emily h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Balmaceda 475 City Centre, La Serena, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Coquimbo Region  >  La Serena

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