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Porotas Restaurante

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Avenida del Mar 900 B | A 100 metros del faro de la serena por la avenida del mar, La Serena, Chile
+56 51 221 0937
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We went here two times for dinner, and both it was really great! The service was helpfull and friendly. Good wines and excellent food! We had the lomo steak the second time, you must try it!! These chef's absolutely know how to make every dish beyond perfect!

Thank Sanelly
Chicago, Illinois
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1,354 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Right on Avenida Del Mar looking out on the beach and water. Outdoor seating available on both ground floor and second floor. We had two different kinds of local fresh fish. Both were perfectly cooked. Great visual presentation with lots of accompanying items on the plate. Very good service.

Thank chitownsam
Santiago, Chile
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Right on the beach, staff spoke English, and the portions were big. Not that we needed that much food but it was good and I ate the whole meal. The place, much like other restaurants we visited in the area, had a kids menu that our daughter enjoyed! Overall really good seafood!

Thank Time2climb
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The squeeze and I found this right next door to our hotel and what a relief! La Serena, unfortunately, is like Ocean City, Maryland - junk-by-the-sea, and its restaurants generally reflect this malady. 45 years ago it was hip, but now it is tired, tacky, and overbuilt, and some restaurants on the beach claim a La Serena address but look... More 

Thank TimmyOT
Los Angeles
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Great location with a beautiful view of the ocean. The staff was very courteous and efficient. The seafood was fresh, and although Chilean food is generally not as spicy as I like, i thought the food here was more flavorful than other restaurants in the area.

Thank KristiMD
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This place is one of my favorites . The food is exciting , so it's presentation . The place itself looks really nice , has a nice atmosphere , a bit romantic at night and very warm during the day . Has an amazing view to the ocean also . The only thing I don't love about this restaurant is... More 

Thank Haroldo M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

My family reserved a table for lunch based on the positive TA reviews. We were disappointed on all fronts. First of all, we arrived and no one seemed to know about the reservation. After being ignored for quite a while we were told that our appetizer preference was not available. The attitude of the server could not have been worse...... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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216 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I reviewed this restaurant ~18 months ago and made a return trip. It's just as good as it ever was with a fine view of the beach and ocean. This time I had the "Pastas Fruta de Mar" (Seafood Pasta) and it was taglietelle (which I prefer) crammed full of seafood. I had to remove some mussels that had not... More 

Thank TucsonTraveller
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot to watch the sun set. Good menu with lots of fish options. Good value for the standard of the food. Would recommend.

Thank Aileen M
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

The place has an excellent view from the terrace, I enjoyed once a wonderful summer sunset :-) As aperitif you must try the pisco sour. The menu has plenty sea food dishes, all delicious!!

Thank V3rin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Chilean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida del Mar 900 B | A 100 metros del faro de la serena por la avenida del mar, La Serena, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Coquimbo Region  >  La Serena
  • Phone Number: +56 51 221 0937

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?