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“Great restaurant!”
Review of El Ancla

El Ancla
Ranked #129 of 4,614 Restaurants in Santiago
Cuisines: Chilean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Providencia
Weinheim, Germany
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369 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
Reviewed 16 January 2014

I had machas (Chilean clams) with Parmesan cheese as a starter and a great ceviche as the main course. Service is ok, not always very fast. However, the food is excellent and the place has a nice atmosphere. Compared to general prices in Chile the anker ("El Ancla") has a good price-quality relation. Expect to spend some 20 to 25 USD per person (not including alcoholic drinks). All in all, I clearly recommend this place!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank saltacity
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New Jersey
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Offers great food and makes you feel at home”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

El Ancla is a restaurant that makes you feel at home. We had one of the most enjoyable dinners here during our recent vacation in Santiago. Of course the food served here is very good, but the warmth and friendliness of this place make your experience even more rewarding. We had our table in the room facing the street. The wall was decorated with images of fish and sea creatures in stunning colors.

Overall El Ancla is cozy, and welcoming without any pretensions. It's a type of place that provides your experience of a city or a place with a special flavor and intimacy that you remember with fondness for years to come and cherish to return.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Shankar C
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Santiago, Chile
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I've been to this restaurant twice and both times the experience has been fantastic. The food is delicious, but my advise is to order one starter to share and regular main courses, because the portions are generous ... especially the mussels!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Ro_Santis
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New Delhi, India
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131 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Bring your appetite”
Reviewed 19 July 2013

The service was attentive and helpful and the portions were huge! Excellent quality and value. (I took the left-overs back to the hotel to enjoy the next day...and the day after that!)

Visited July 2013
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Thank cheribokern
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good choice for seafood, with service”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

I was invited by a local friend to go to the restaurant and was positively surprised, by both the food and service. We had three aptizers: Locos (very good), Erizos(not my favorite, but for lovers of it, they are huge!) and Machas (excellent). All of them very fresh. Go with open mind and stomach and enjoy it.
Service was friendly.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank VCMoreira
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