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US$30 - US$60
Latin, Healthy, Chilean
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Reviewed 4 March 2021

The food was so good that we went back the next night too! We had the corn pie and the stone soup. Also salad and more. I would go back if it wasn’t half way across the world!

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 9 May 2020

Tucked away in a very unassuming part of town, this was a great find and we were delighted to have made an effort to come here for dinner on our first night in Punta Arenas. The ambience is lively and colourful, and staff were extremely...welcoming and friendly throughout. We enjoyed delicious local fish for our main course and then had pudding to follow, all accompanied by excellent Chilean wine. The presentation of the food was beautiful and the quality second to none.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 15 April 2020

We found this hidden gem through Tripadvisor. The service was wonderful, the food was excellent, and the atmosphere was inviting and comfortable. We actually attempted to eat here two days in a row but it was unfortunately closed on our second day. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 25 March 2020

This has to be my favorite of all the restaurants during our travels through Chile! Lovely atmosphere and delicious food and wine just made our day! Excellent service was the cherry on top! Can highly recommend going here.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 21 March 2020

So lucky to have found this wonderful restaurant! Nice warm interior, generally bustling with people. Great menu with good wine selection. So good that we went there three times in four days! Leg of lamb with corn, tomatoes and onions was superb! Do make reservations!!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020

We stumbled upon La Marmita when walking around Punta Arenas. Once we took a quick look at the menu - we were sold and reserved a table for that evening. There’s a relatively small but interesting menu with things like Hare, slow cooked beef and...Guanaco. I had a King crab starter and my partner had Guanaco Carpaccio and then main course had Slow cooked beef and Hare. Everything was really delicious. There is a good value wine list and really nice friendly service - we had a super evening and would highly recommend this place.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

Food was excellent!! We came here twice during our time in punta arenas. It was a great break from traditional Chilean food which we were iffy about :) staff was beyond nice too!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020

This is an excellent small restaurant, recommend to make a reservation as it is small and gets busy. The food is made from local sourced ingredients, there is plenty of choices on the menu. We had a starter to share and a seafood main to...share and a dessert to share and everything was excellent.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 March 2020

I think most food loving world travelers would agree that Brazil, Argentina and Chile are not sought after destinations. With the exception of beef, some lamb, wine and ice cream, the fare is pretty tasteless and uncommonly bland for those seeking sublime raw materials and...intelligent combinations. On top of that, the service in most restaurants is uncommonly slow and clueless. However, La Marmite's service is quick and pleasant and the pisco sours are memorable. It's a fun place to be in, quirky and busy. The food? We only had four different main dishes but, oh dear, so bland. The smoked mussel and vegetable soup was, being generous, pretty tasteless, the beef was sapped of any flavor but the mushroom risotto did taste mushroom-like, The lamb stew with vegetables was memorable inasmuch that we all had a sample taste and only 2 of 6 of us guessed it was lamb. Competent postres and not-outrageous pricing. So, being generous, 4/5, the service and ambiance raising it from average to good. And it's better than most of the other recommended restaurants in town.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 25 February 2020

Our concierge at Hotel Ilaia suggested this restaurant and we are glad we followed her advice. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and the service is friendly and very attentive. We were there after lunch and before dinner so things were rather quiet. The food...was extremely delicious with a colorful presentation. We had king crab with zucchini, merluzza australis with legumes and an amazingly moist cake with dulce de leche! It was one of the best meals we had during our 3 weeks trip in Chile. Just remember – the restaurant takes only cash. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from helenj651 | Reviewed this property |
I know they take bookings - ring them
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Response from SFFoodies | Reviewed this property |
You will need to reach out to the restaurant. But definitely do!
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Yes we used USD and it was fine.
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La Marmita is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5