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El Ancla

#124 of 4,098 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Seafood, Soups, Chilean
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Santa Beatriz 191, Santiago 8320000, Chile
+56 2 2264 2275
12:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 12:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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Santiago, Chile
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is located in Providencia, a bit aside from the noise of the main street. It's better to go around 7:30-8 pm since it tends to get crowded after that, ask for a table outside. The staff is very attentive and friendly, another couple even got an Italian speaker waiter to help them!. But here comes the best: THE... More 

Thank piochita
Voorhees, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After fortunately ignoring a few recommendations of others, a friend suggested this seafood spot close to our hotel as his choice. Well, this is now our choice, and our best seafood meal that I can remember ever. The ceviche was just to start, but enough for an entire meal. The uni or sea urchin was amazing and huge as well.... More 

Thank mbackal
Atlanta, Georgia
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352 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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.

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.

Thank kathyrenner618
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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

Thank 814domenicom
Santiago, Chile
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

Thank LilysWorld
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 

Thank bld1986
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174 reviews
152 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.

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.

Thank casiperuano
Berlin, Germany
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

Thank Aitana L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups, Chilean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 23:00
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?