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La Olla

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Ruta 225 Loteo los Castanos Sitio 1, Puerto Varas, Chile
Tue - Sun 13:00 - 21:00
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went in a group of 4 and ordered different dishes. The dishes are huge-- be aware that it appears 1 dish is for 2 people. So, consider ordering family style. We ordered the Paila Marina, Caldillo de Mariscos, Crepe Venecia, and Salmon with Margarita Sauce. We also had seafood empanadas for an appetizer, and Jerez (Sherry) sours and local... More 

Thank Carolyn G
Fortaleza, CE
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Puerto Varas it's not a cheap city, this is a fair place to eat, the dishes are for 2 (or one big and starved guy) - don't try to eat alone, it's too much food! It's not fancy or horrible, it's quite simple and clean. Go there and try different seafood that you can find in Chile!

Thank Clarice B
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I ordered the local king crab. It was delicious, but it gave me food poisoning that night. (My spouse didn't eat crab, and she was fine.)

Thank Neil H
Northern California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Hubby had a great tasting crab dish and got very ill throughout the night. He typically has a cast iron stomach.

Thank 4Bliss
Puerto Varas, Chile
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant, good food, abundant plates and good value for what you get. The service is alright.

Thank Jose J
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Very family oriented restaurant, even in big groups, although you can also have a nice romantic dinner as a couple. My absolute favorite choice is a serving of mix small hot dishes to try just about everything they have in seafood and fish, accompanied with nice cold bottle of white wine, which they have a good selection.

Thank Julie C
Santiago, Chile
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We have come here every time we come to Puerto Varas. This time we tried the Centolla Crepes (King Crab Crepes), and they were unbelievable. Cooked with care and dedication, is the only dish prepared by the owner. If you stop by, give is try and enjoy. Prompt service and a great variety of seafood dishes, nice for family or... More 

Thank Claudioski8
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent sea food restaurant; very traditional, good service and price. Very recommended for nice, fresh and delicious sea food from the Pacific: centolla, loco, jaiba

Thank Maria M
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

If you half like seafood this restaurant is not to be missed. Ambience, service, food quality and presentation all hit the spot exactly. I had their picada caliente de mariscos. Each sampler was divine. Just one word of advice be there before 7PM or make a reservation.

Thank SavvyTaster
Chapel Hill, NC
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Our trekking guide, Andres of Patagonia Southernland Expeditions - who was FABULOUS - recommended this restaurant. Bar none the best seafood I have ever eaten. Granted I wasn't familiar with all 16 - yes - 166 different seafoods and preparations that were served in the sampler but they were divine. The service was very good - despite the fact that... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Seafood, Chilean, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruta 225 Loteo los Castanos Sitio 1, Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Los Lagos Region  >  Puerto Varas
  • Phone Number: 065-234605

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