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“good local food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of El Ancla

El Ancla
Ranked #138 of 4,526 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Soups, Chilean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Providencia
Antrim, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“good local food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We (two couples) visited this restaurant early one evening. Service was friendly and efficient.
For main course, two of us ordered swordfish (albaroca), one of us had salmon and one had chicken. All of the dishes were cooked to our liking, and none were overcooked. The portions were large - we ordered two portions of 'fritas' and this would easily have served 3 or 4 people.
The main dishes were reasonably priced, with the swordfish priced at 5400 CLP: about £7.50. However, a small bottle of water worked out at about £1.90.
Overall a nice local restaurant, just across the street from our hotel Meridiano Sur.

  • Visited March 2013
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Cotswolds UK
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227 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Good and convenient from Meridiano”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

This is almost opposite Meridianosur Sur ,good value full of locals and large dishes......we should have shared. I agree fish was overcooked but it a busy place so ask for under done fish. Probably need to book ahead for dinner Friday and Saturday?

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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely fresh seafood & good wine.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed the convenience of this restaurant being a few minutes walk from our hotel. My seafood risotto was delicious with so much seafood that you could hardly find the rice. So much food that I couldn't finish it. The main fish dishes can be ordered steamed or fried but what we didn't realise is that you have to order all accompaniments in addition such as rice, chips or salad. As a result it can be quite expensive. Our bill for a bottle of wine, water, risotto & a seafood pasta dish came to $60Australian. We had excellent service.

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice neighborhood restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Ate lunch at this neighborhood restaurant. It offers a fairly standard set of seafood dishes. We had empanadas and grilled hake. The portions are very large. Has a good selection of wines and other drinks. Try the fresh raspberry juice!

Visited February 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
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“Fish seriously overcooked”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Although my hotel recommended this restaurant for its fish and proximity, I was very disappointed. While the seafood plates looked great, my fish was seriously overcooked and, as a result, very dry. I would have expected a restaurant that specializes in seafood and fish to cook everything to perfection... Service was perfunctory - take your dictionary or phrasebook if you don't speak Spanish.

  • Visited January 2013
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