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El Bote

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Calle Bulnes 380, Puerto Natales, Chile
+56 61 241 0045
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12:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I had the guanaca and my husband had the steak. The guanaca was really good, the steak wasn't. The service was average for this area and it was good people watching. Overall okay but I wouldn't return.

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Thank Roshni A
Belmont, California, USA
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our last day's lunch was eaten here, and the meal was tasty and well-presented. The sea bass and salmon were nicely prepared and delicious. Vegetables are side dishes and are extra. Good lunch place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

With its old fashion look and aproned waiters, this place is a must do. The food is not expensive for its quality and very large portions. Fish soup is wonderful, guanaco very tasty. Don't be in a rush though as service can be slow.

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Thank alice b
Washington DC
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344 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I stopped here because it looked local and like it would offer a fulfilling hot meal after returning from TDP. I didn't realize it was listed in a guidebook so it quickly became filled with non-Spanish speaking tourists then locals. The staff did not seem to speak fluent English but kindly worked with those trying to order in English. The... More 

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Thank ceceliainDC
Santiago, Chile
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Small Restautant located in downtown Puerto Natales, only 17 tables usually crowded. Waiters run in all directions so service is attentive but as usual in Chilean Restautant's patrons may eat with different times (chef skip part of the order). The food is blend, and local delicacies are ok, but not the best in town. They offer "first come first served",... More 

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Thank Claudioski8
San Fernando, Argentina
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

fresh seafood, natural salmon (make sure to ask them not to overcook, as "rare" is the right way to have salmon) are best. Ceviche is exceptionally good. Easy to recognize "El bote" : a small boat is by the street!

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Thank Mike K
Paris
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Tasty seafood..Very good centolla . The lunch time menu of the day, if basic, is good and the fish is good.

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Thank Pastelchris
Robertsfors, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

A cozy restaurant were we had great service and personel that spoke great english! But the food wasn't that good! My fish was a bit overcooked and had a little to much bones left in it!

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Thank Björn C
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We walked in off the street due to the dish if the day offer @ $4000 Hadn't realised it was el Bote (which we were going to visit any way) Starter - ceviche (this was delicious ) Main was a simple pollo/Ave stew - but tasty followed by a chocolate mousse. The other dishes looked lovely too -ranging from $5000... More 

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Thank LoubLou21
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

El Bote was recommended to us by one of the staff at our hotel. Service was very good and it was a first opportunity to try Guanaco, which I liked. My wife had the fish soup which she too enjoyed, but it would be nice if they would completely shell the shrimp. We were there before high season so I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Soups, Chilean, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Bulnes 380, Puerto Natales, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Magallanes Region  >  Puerto Natales
  • Phone Number: +56 61 241 0045

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