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El Ancla

#122 of 3,982 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Providencia
Latin, Seafood, Soups, Chilean, Spanish
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Santa Beatriz 191, Santiago 8320000, Chile
+56 2 2264 2275
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Today
12:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 12:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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342 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant came highly recommended. We had ceviche and octopus, as well as some vegetables. I have had better of both of these seafood dishes. There was plenty of food, good service, but frankly, I was disappointed.

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Thank pjcharles
Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is the perfect choice if you want to have great seafood and avoid the rush at Mercado Central. The neighborhood is just wonderful and the food is great.

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Thank kathyrenner618
Weston
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great fresh fish restaurant and the best empanadas I had in Santiago Great wine selection and salads

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My husband and I went for dinner. The Ceviche Imperial was on the bland side. It was definitely not one of the better ceviches that we've had in Santiago. My husband got the filet of Conger with mashed potatoes. He said it was good and well cooked. I got the seafood stew. It was ok. Nothing fantastic. I guess it... More 

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Thank LilysWorld
bld1986
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I visited on a Tuesday without a reservation and was able to get a table immediately, though our waiter told us that is usually difficult to do if you visit during the weekend. From start to finish, the attention of the waitstaff was impeccable -- we always had bread and pebre on the table, and even though our dishes took... More 

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Thank bld1986
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167 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Now thats a place to eat seafood in santiago!!!! All, all perfect. Good attention. Huge portions. Paila marina with all the seafood you can imagine. Ostiones fresh and tasty. Not so popular with tourists, but should be.

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Thank marcos b
Moorpark, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We had the jardin de marisco, which was an awesomely arranged platter with all of the different offerings of seafood. Then I had the El Ancla special, it was kind of like the Chupe de Mariscos from Peru, but a little differently flavored. Had all sorts of seafood, plus potato and the cheese was delicious.

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Thank casiperuano
Berlin, Germany
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the core of Providencia. They offer a wide variety of seafood from Chile and also meat options. It is not very cheap but the quality worths the price. I liked calamari very much. The service is good and I recommend it for business lunches.

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Thank Aitana L
Dallas, Texas, United States
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693 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We started with a Pisco Sour which was very good, nice strong flavorful drink. The bread that came with the meal was very good. We went with a couple seafood dishes, Parmesan Scallops and El Ancla Clay pot, both were excellent. The scallops were better then excellent, great taste and texture. We had a salad to go along with the... More 

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Thank Don P
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Perfect place perfect food and good price. They have everything. Ceviche was great. Also seafood pots. You need to come at least twice to get a feel. Which I did!

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Thank Philip L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Seafood, Soups, Chilean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
12:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?