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“Best Fish and Chips Anywhere Anytime!”
Review of La Jardinera

La Jardinera
Ranked #3 of 143 Restaurants in Puerto Varas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: European, Chilean, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Whidbey Island
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195 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Best Fish and Chips Anywhere Anytime!”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

We loved the location of this restaurant, in a charming, peaceful wooden house away from the traffic nightmare of the busy restaurant district in downtown Puerto Varas. We were concerned about leaving our Subaru with kayak on top and filled with paddles and kayak equipment, but were able to park right in front of the restaurant. This meal was our reward after five soggy days of sea kayaking in the fiords of Pumalin Park. Our mouths were watering for some special, delicious treats. We arrived to find a toasty woodstove to warm our chilled bodies. We were the first to arrive at 7PM and were welcomed graciously despite our outdoorsy, sopping wet rain gear. My husband savored every last bite of the fish and chips. It is not typically my favorite dish, but the samples he shared with me literally melted onto my tongue. Bob said the French fries were just like his mother's and the ketchup was authentic American (Hellman's, according to the owner). His Erdinger Dunkel dark beer was excellent and served in an elegant, tall beer stein. I ordered the ceviche, which was generous and quite good. Would you believe that we finished off our meal by splitting not one, but two orders, consecutively, of the yummy, molten dark chocolate brownie topped with a scoop of pistachio ice cream. The owner and waiter couldn't have been nicer. We will definitely go back for more fish and chips on our next trip to Puerto Varas!

  • Visited February 2014
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Gold River, California
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful Conger Eel”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

The food was delicious and well prepared, the staff friendly and courteous. We had the conger eel with couscous, green curry with shrimp and rice, house salad, and pumpkin soup. Everything was wonderful, generous proportions, great food.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Alm0stReady
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Worth searching out”
Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Tucked away down a side street is an unassuming building serving really good food. We arrived for lunch a bit early as they open at 1.00. As it was raining they welcomed us in and provided drinks while they prepared service.
Big plates of appetisingly presented food that taste as good as they looked.
Deserve their number 1 position!

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Thank tonyotter
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Bogota, Colombia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Do not miss this place”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

An unassuming place with outstanding food, drinks and service. We really regret not having more time here in Puerto Varas and if we were staying for longer would look no further than La Jardinera for quality and value. Great selection of wines and just great food.

  • Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a starter, a main course and a dessert each and everything was very delicious and fresh! We loved it. The service was perfect as well.

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1 Thank Lezwn
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