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El Ancla

$$ - $$$Seafood, Soups,
Santa Beatriz 191, Santiago 8320000, Chile
+56 2 2264 2275
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab claws” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (29 reviews)
“octopus” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Soups, Chilean
$$ - $$$
Santa Beatriz 191, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed May 12, 2018

We are a little fed up with the high cost and overcrowded, noisy places such as Aqui Esta Coco and Miraola where we have dined for years... So, checking the reviews in trip advisor we thought we would try El Ancla. Very happy with our...More

1  Thank Adrian H
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited 30th April and would highly recommend. This one was of the best meals we have had touring South America !! The fish was superb ( the quantities very generous) ,there was an English menu , the recommended wine was excellent and the staff...More

Thank thomasNewcastle
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Was recommended this restaurant by someone from Santiago so walked there from Lastarria for dinner. Arrived "early" as hadn't booked but this wasn't a problem. They have multilingual staff and menus in English (although I would have preferred to keep the Spanish one). We had...More

Thank rdf88
Reviewed February 28, 2018

We enjoyed our seafood meal here. The best dish was the grilled octopus. Neighborhood Restaraunt. Friendly service

Thank metamorphis33
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

We picked El Ancia because the reviews indicated the seafood was great and they had English menus and waiters who spoke some English. This was very helpful as we had previously not been very successful figuring out the menus. The food was outstanding and the...More

Thank ClarkJ55
Reviewed December 25, 2017

This is a great little indoor/outdoor restaurant with an English menu and English speaking staff. The service was tops and the food fresh but some of the dishes were oversized. We shared the crab claws and the cerviche which was more than the enough for...More

Thank AlterK
Reviewed December 14, 2017

Possibly one of the best seafood restaurants I've been to anywhere in the world, certainly in the top 5 pieces of fish I've ever had! The setting is a little cheesy, don't let that put you off, the food is fresh, simple and stunningly cooked....More

Thank Drew M
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

Amazing food. Prices are good for the area. Make a point to find this place, tucked a few blocks away from Avenida Providencia. If you want Chilean seafood, don’t don’t look any further. The ceviche and the razor clams are top notch. Huge portions for...More

Thank Erick D
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

We were two people on short visit to Santiago. Since we love seafood we tried El Ancla. First night ceviche: Just wonderful (and plentiful). Second night we just had to revisit. Ordered the imperial seafood plate. Fantastic!

Thank BenkeB
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Best meal we have had in Santiago. The Ceviche was the very tasty, the fish and shell fish were. We has the razor clams and eel stew and both loved it. We will go back!

Thank M P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Soups, Chilean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Beatriz 191, Santiago 8320000, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago>  > Providencia
  • Neighbourhood: Providencia
  • Phone Number: +56 2 2264 2275
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