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“You should eat here”
Review of La Marmita

La Marmita
Ranked #5 of 169 Restaurants in Punta Arenas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$50
Cuisines: Latin, Chilean, South American, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
“You should eat here”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Great place and popular with the locals so it is best to book in advance as it is often full. If you are staying in town and only have one night definitely eat here.

  • Visited November 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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139 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We had lunch and dinner at this lovely place. The menu is not that big, but everybody finds something to eat. The food was really good and tasty and the waiting time was fair, at least you know that the food is freshly prepared.
The atmosphere is quite unique, it looks a bit like a hippie place and feels comfortable.

Service was good but different the both times. The first time the service staff was very attentive and quick, the second time a bit slower.

Be aware, this place does not accept any kind of credit, charge cards only cash.

  • Visited November 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Liked it so much we went again”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

A quaint little restaurant. Our hotel recommended this restaurant as one which serves authentic Chilean food, and that is what we found. Service was great, food was delicious, and quite a lot of variety for a small restaurant. The place looks a bit quirky, but that is what makes ir special. Also have some books for sale which are cheaper than the book shops. we cam e back to Punta arenas 2 weeks later and went again, and it was even better the second time. The Pisco Sours are excellent here. Delightful desserts.

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great recommendation”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

My wife and I had two hours to kill in Punta Arenas before our flight to Santiago and wanted somewhere for lunch that would serve decent food and give local atmosphere. Our guide recommended La Marmita and we were delighted with what we found. The food was simple, straightforward and local with the highlight being lamb stew which had been cooked for 24 hours. Absolutely delicious. The staff were a delight, spoke English, and had an English menu available. They accept local currency and US dollars but not credit cards so make sure you have enough cash.

  • Visited October 2013
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good eats!”
Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

After reading many trip advisor reviews we went to this restaurant twice while in Punta Arenas. The service was very good and the food tasty. The menu is very unique. Worth the visit.

Visited October 2013
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