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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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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Santiago, Chile
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank KristiMD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Haroldo M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

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Thank TucsonTraveller
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Aileen M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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!!

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Thank V3rin
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

The food is very good, both the fish and the meat dishes. Located directly at the beach, it is a nice place to visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Chilean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?