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“Tasty Crab”
Review of El Bote

El Bote
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chilean
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Newnan, Georgia
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Tasty Crab”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

The daily special was chupe de centollas so we popped in to try it. Chupe, usually translated as chowder, is more often a thick seafood stew topped with cheese made bubbly and brown under a broiler. We think it's a casserole; Julia Child would call it a gratin. El Bote’s chupe de centollas (crab meat gratin) was among the best we’ve tasted and we’ve tasted many, perhaps too many. Service was fast and friendly, price reasonable. Nice place.

  • Visited April 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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141 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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“Great lunch menu”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

You are served very quickly and if you order the lunch menu (until 4pm) it will fill you up and is tasty too. Professional service with a smile. Nothing wrong with this place at all.

  • Visited March 2014
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Memphis, Tennessee
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Went there my first night only because it had been a long day. In an area where the fresh fish is outstanding this was mediocre. Service was unenthusiatic. There are other and better options just a few blocks away.

  • Visited February 2014
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Ghent, Belgium
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188 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Rather mediocre”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

The numerous praising reviews lured us to this place. What we found was a half empty comedor with unenthusiastic waiters. I asked for the house beer (indeed brewed by themselves) which was excellent, but arrived in a bottle. Other people got the draft version, but the waiter didn't seem to bother telling me that was a possibility too.

The first course (deer carpaccio) was okay, but not worth the 8000 they charged for it. My main course (rodobalo) was tasteless. The side dish (a few sauteed vegetables) cost as much as the fish and was certainly no value for money. The pizza my companion had was downright greasy (comparable to Pizza Hut stuff at home).

The meal left us disappointed, after reading all those cheering reviews. We immediately asked for the bill and left.

Compared to what this city has to offer (Aldea is excellent and Kaiken's a terrific option as well) this restaurant is just one of the many and should be avoided by travelers who care about a tasty dinner at the end of the day.

  • Visited March 2014
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“excellent food, excellent service”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

we visited this restaurant a few times while our stay in Natales- ate the Paila Marina, Crabs with Avocado, Salmon stake and the daily special menu and everything was delicious! service was wonderfull and gracious.
Prices are very reasonable for something so good.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Olga V
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