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“Maybe the best fish restaurant in South America”
Review of Bahia Pilolcura

Bahia Pilolcura
Ranked #218 of 4,748 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$12
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Providencia
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

This might be the best fish restaurant I've been to in South America. Hard to find, hidden in the cellar of a regular fish store, super friendly people and the best fish dishes you can imagine. A "MUST GO"!

Thank leitmoetiv
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

I was difficult to locate at night but food was excellent. The seafood soup, Cerviche and Camarones are highly recommended. the owners are really nice people and do their best to accommodate you. It would probably be nice if they included some side with the main dishes. The seafood soup is a good portion but the cerviche and camarones were small. We had to order sides to go with those.

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Thank Aaron A
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Went there in the evening but shopfront had a closed sign on it. Knocked and the proprietor opened is and let us to the trapdoor to a ladder going down to the basement where the restaurant was located, and was quite crowded with locals. Very fresh seafood; good and fast service. Be warned that this place does not take Credit Cards; only cash. Prices are similar to prices elsewhere in the city, so considering the location, I assume prices have risen to match the popularity gained on TripAdvisor and other review sites. Worth going for the experience.

Thank alikarim
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Tastes very good and it has this Chilean charm and style with good decoration. So difficult to find! Varied sea food options, just it depends on availability of the market.

Thank Sirginho
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Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

This is what is known in the States as a "hole-in-the-wall"; BUT, if you are in the mood for some great food at a reasonable price, this might be your place. It looks like, street-view, a tired fish market. (Our Uber driver was even surprised we wanted to stay once we arrived.) There are no tables in view, so you might think you're at the wrong place; However, the "dining area" is in the basement! You almost climb down a ladder to get to the tables. (We were the first ones there and we are looking at each other, thinking, "really?") By the time our food arrived, it was filling up, and totally full as we left. The ceviche was outstanding, the seafood soup great, and my compadre's grilled swordfish looked enticing, as well. We spent about $15 USD each, including tip. This is a "cultural experience", so approach it that way. I'd go back!

Thank cmflydelta
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