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Pica Mar Adentro

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Avenida Costanera 20 | Peñuelas, La Serena, Chile
12:30 - 23:30
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Sun 12:30 - 19:30
Mon 12:30 - 23:00
Tue 12:30 - 23:30
Wed - Fri 12:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:30 - 00:00
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Santiago, Chile
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This ordinary looking seafood restaurant on the waterfront of La Serena Chile has some of the best seafood I have ever eaten. One of the top five seafood restaurants I have eaten. Folks I have eaten seafood in expensive and cheap places in Asia, Europe, Africa, USA and the West Indies. Try the house mixed seafood platter, shrimp pil pil,... More 

Thank clarkat44
Svendborg, Denmark
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a horrible experience at Don Chumas a stone throw away, I had actually written off all the small restaurants in this area... wrong! I went to eat here with a large group of friends and I was very surprised to have a wonderful experience. Food is great, ate some Pil-pil Shrimp as appetizer (could stand as a main dish... More 

Thank M Alfredo G
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Excelent restaurant. Totally worth the 15-minute wait. Friendly and fast service. Very clean. Generous portions and reasonable prices. Very good quality, tasty dishes. Fresh fish and shellfish. Definitely the best meal we had during our 2-week travel to the area.

Thank rosario maria t
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Nice welcome, super friendly waiters, great drinks and food; what do you want more? When we wanted to tip the waiter even pointed out to us that tips were included! Go there you won't regret it.

Thank Stef M
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We went there for lunch, the waiter was very kind and friendly, so the attention was good enough. Regarding the food, simply delicious and abundant. A very recommended place for lunch or dinner.

2 Thank Gerardo N
Santiago, Chile
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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great local seafood for good value. The seafood empanadas and the ceviche were good. Ask for the fresh fish and seafood that they get locally each day.

1 Thank Jonathan L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

If you are looking for a place to feed your fifteen kids, here it is - huge portions fit for two or more, ceviche is great, everything else not so. Bummer.

1 Thank TimmyOT
Maradentrorest, Propietario at Pica Mar Adentro, responded to this review

hello thanks for leave your feedback , your opinion count but if you can be more specific next time will be great . fortunately we have lot of people who think we are the best restaurant in the region but for us the most important thing is that our clients get satisfaction in our services and for that we need... More 

La Serena, Chile
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Since the tsunami of 2015, Mar Adentro has rebuilt itself with the help of all its employees. It was a great restaurant before, it's a great restaurant after. The service is attentive and polite and the fish and seafood is just wonderful. A great place to experience Chilean cuisine.

1 Thank BenBedard
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic dinner. As other reviews say, this has to be one of the best seafood restaurants in La Serena. Friendly staff. Great evening.

2 Thank Trudie W
Vancouver, Canada
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Friend's roommate who lives here brought us to this place, which apparently had just re-opened (end of Nov 2015) in a new location that's bigger. The existing Tripadvisor location is no longer valid - new location is amongst the "restaurant row" along Avenida Costanera and Calle Penuelas Sur, just southwest of the casino/hotel. After ordering the required pisco sour and... More 

1 Thank jsgiguere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Latin, Seafood, Soups, Chilean, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:30 - 19:30
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Costanera 20 | Peñuelas, La Serena, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Coquimbo Region  >  La Serena
  • Phone Number: 56512240121

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