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El Galeon

$$ - $$$
Centro Histórico
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Ismael Valdes Vergara 956, Santiago, Chile
+56 2 2696 4258
10:00 - 22:00
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Porto Alegre, RS
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184 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service was horrible, after we ordered, no one gave us any attention. At first, a brazilian waiter convinced us to seat there. We ordered a dish for our child, but when he brought it, it was different of what we ordered and 50% more expensive!!!!! He tried to lie to us, by telling he have noticed us of that... More 

Thank Viviane_Muller
New York City, New York
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is located in the fish market of Santiago. The food is good, the service is just about average and quite expensive for a restaurant of this level. There are better places and less expensive in the neighborhood.

Thank RiBa_100
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited as part of a tour group of 11 at the end of a 15-day visit to North Chile, Santiago and Easter Island. It's a good venue with average service and yes, it is aimed at tourists. All the meals were plain and lacking in imagination, as is typical for Chile. I ordered a steak which arrived, unadorned and... More 

1 Thank ChrisJS51
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to experience a real tourist trap, this is it! They like to get you in but once seated service is non existent. On top of it, we didn't get the fish we ordered nor were the dishes any good. They tried to convince us otherwise but we do know our fish. After a discussion they did admit... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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122 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of eight of us ate lunch here before heading to the airport. The place was crowded but full of energy. The fish dishes were all very good. They started the service with pisco sours that were quite tasty. Since it was crowded, the service was a bit slow, but with the beers and wine no one really cared.... More 

1 Thank dbopen
Toronto, Canada
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156 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The seafood restaurant was full of energy and great service. The freshness of the fish was unmistakeable and the salads were the same. Don't let the over the top sales pitch outside the restaurant deter you - it's part of the whole experience.

Thank ADragonFlyTravels
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This restaurant was booked by our tour guide to end our city tour. He left us in the hands of the staff after enjoying a Pisco Sour with us. We ordered food and drinks including 2 bottles of water. When the Waiter arrived back with the drinks we spotted that he'd brought 2 bottles of Voss. I immediately asked him... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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433 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was an experience.... the food was quite average. The fish was a real disappointment as the main market is essentially a fish market. I expected better although I had read about the many people disappointed with this place. Wifi was impossible to access. Service was OK but not great. The Pisco Sours were excellent.

Thank CharlesSeems
Perth, Australia
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947 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Part of the Mercado Central seafood markets this restaurant has modern tasteful décor with quality largely seafood menu & friendly competent service Has mixed reviews but our dinner was very pleasant & enjoyable

1 Thank Darrel J
Joinville, SC
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a bad experience in this restaurant. Waitress did not care to understand another language than spanish. The main food was cold and when I payed the bill, the change was wrong.

Thank Eduardo V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups, Chilean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ismael Valdes Vergara 956, Santiago, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago>  > Centro Histórico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico
  • Phone Number: +56 2 2696 4258

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