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La Olla

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Ruta 225 Loteo los Castanos Sitio 1, Puerto Varas, Chile
Tue - Sun 13:00 - 21:00
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Puerto Montt, Chile
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You should make reservations - obviously the locals know where to find the outstanding seafood and without reservations on Saturday afternoon you wil have a long wait. However, the wait is worth it! My party had made reservations so we had no wait, the service was very good but the food was out of this world. When in Puerto Varas,... More 

Thank Alan C
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here after two recommendations. The service was excellent, despite us taking a long time to decide (& understand the spanish menu!) the food was super delicious and really very generous portions. The parmesan crab to start was enough to share for two and the tastiest cheese sauce we've ever had. Both mains were delicious and very generous sizes.... More 

Thank Melone_Melons
Sydney, Australia
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in at opening time, 7pm so no problem getting a table. The Pisco Sours lemon de pica were the best so far on our trip. Not too sweet, and delicious with lime. Shared a king crab entree - divine. Shared a main, a big serve. We did not like this quite so much but that was because we... More 

Thank ianmacd44
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food there, an extensive menu with all sorts of fish and seafood on offer. The pancake filled with seafood was amazingly tasty as was the crab pie. Also a very lively place with good service. It's located about 2 km out of Puerto Varas so definitely need a car. We liked it so much that we returned on... More 

Thank LaYayita
Santiago, Chile
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a very famous restorant in Puerto Varas and my wife and I went by a friend recomendation. The food is great, big dishes, good taste and the most important thing when you eat seafood: all was fresh. We arrived arround 9pm and it was crowed. We had to wait arround 20 minutes. But is was fine, because in the... More 

1 Thank NikolasCL
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The closing hour was wrong in tripadvisor description, it actually closes its kitchen at 10.30 but you can stay there after that time. The seafood is very tasty and fresh. The size of the portions can be shared so ask the waiter. Good option for seafood. Familiar ambience. Not fancy at all.

Thank Rodrigo M
St-Quentin, France
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

When we came there was a 30/40 min waiting time, a lot of cars waithing outside on the road, and around 15 people waiting in the lobby for a table. We came after 3-4 hours and finally we had a table. I the restaurant the tables are very close to each other (in order to maximize the space and profits).... More 

Thank Croco_77
Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We almost got KILLED by car thieves who tried to run us over in front of the restaurant - they tried to steal our car. Parking attendents of the restaurant did nothing about it. You should NOT go there if there is no space to park inside the fence, at least there is a sense of security. Food is great.

1 Thank thearabian
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding seafood! 2 to 3 people can share certain plates...quality and quantity surpassed our expectations..everytime we have gone..have always been attended promptly and abundantly! Highly reccomended!

1 Thank Rachel L
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We were watching, to this place and finally it was open at the right time for us, so we came with my husband, better than expected try the Picada Caliente, ( for two people more than enough) it is a sample of many dishes worth it to try, crab, king crab, abalone, octopus, calamares, machas uhhh the best and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Seafood, Chilean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruta 225 Loteo los Castanos Sitio 1, Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Los Lagos Region  >  Puerto Varas
  • Phone Number: 065-234605

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