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“Acquariums, very nice. Food, nothing to write home about. Prices, too high for the result”
Review of Costamia

Costamia
Ranked #121 of 4,644 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Chilean, Seafood, Peruvian, Fusion, Wine Bar
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Santiago de Chile
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Acquariums, very nice. Food, nothing to write home about. Prices, too high for the result”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

We went to this 'cool' restaurant at lunch time,while we waited to see The Wolf of Wall Street, due to start about two hours later.

We ordered the cheese and seafood 'empanadas' to be shared as starters. Soon afterwards came 5 very warm and flavourful empanadas.These would turn out to be by far the best part of our lunch.

Not wanting to overeat before a 3-hour long film, my wife ordered an octopus salad and I, a chupe de mariscos caliente (hot seafood pie). This was suppsed to bring an assortment of seaafood, but it was a total dissapointment. I made a very careful search with my spoon, only to find two or three microscopic --and tasteless-- shrimp, plus other inidentifiable ingredients. The taste, absolutely boring!

Ah, the octopus salad consisted of 3 or 4 razor-thin slices of tender warm octopus plus generous.., yes, lettuce.

All in all, an entirely forgettable experience.... except for the prices, Certainly not good value for your money

Considering this restaurant was founded by an acclaimed Peruvian chef who has opened several restaurants in Santiago and lives in Chile, the evidence suggests he is either gone or has no idea what goes on in the kitchen.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Santiago, Chile
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very average”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We went in for an early dinner on a week night, quick and smart service but really average food. The Caldillo de Congrio was like someone just cooked up a stock cube then dropped a bit of carrott and Congrio in it. The Pisco Sour had large chunks of ice in it and the seafood had no flavour at all. Service is quick but I really wouldn´t waste the money

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Harry F
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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Short menu, great food and amazing atmosphere”
Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Costamia is a quite unique restaurant in Chile. It's sea/Peruvian food based and it also has a couple of meat dishes. The atmosphere it creates is very special, as it has 3 big aquariums in it and looks fancy and unique. The service is relatively good, for it was slow but waiters were nice and helpful.

We tried the Peruvian ceviche and it was even better than the ones we tried at Peru itself. The main dishes were big enough and tasted great. It might be a bit expensive and perhaps even overpriced, but I still recommend to go at least once.

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Thank Danwerner
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Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bad experience”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Bad menu... Terrible service
Ordered a lobster, but they served only the tail.... With a risotto that they could not explain the ingredients... I asked because it was with no flavor... Well... Very bad

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Eduardo F
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great decorarion and atmosphere. Food was excellent.”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

I had the oysters and the fish with seafood sauce. This will not be a workd class restaurant, however, worth every penny if you want a good quality seafood dinner at a reasonable price.

awesome decoration with fish tanks and service was good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank carlosgomezva
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