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Restaurant Chamaca Inn

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Chilean
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Del Salvador esquina San Bernardo, Puerto Varas, Chile
+56 65 223 2876
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 20:00 - 22:00
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Toronto
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dined here 16 Nov on local recommendation. Abt 5 blocks back from the waterfront on Av. Del Salvador. Quiet mid week night, mixture of locals and travellers. Served by the famous and funny small, character matron. Cheerful and spacious room, no views. Owner later came by for a chat. Nice. Had a nice flavourful calamari broth with lemon, garlic and... More 

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Thank Paul E
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Recommended by local, extensive menu, ( how do they do it?), very popular( we seemed tobe only "foreigners ". Friendly, maybe toofriendly( got a bit worried that my partner was touched , on arm, many times by the " mature, short bubbly, bossy waitress".Piscos came promptly, food great, even though my dish wrong one, didn't matter. Between our lack ofspanish,... More 

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Thank Nicstoc
London
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We ate very good fish here and enjoyed the atmosphere. They were doing a roaring trade with both local and tourist clients.

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Thank Twickerstourist
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

I've been in great fish and seafood restaurants, but this one is by far the best one ever. It's not a posh place, but will make you dream with the flavors. Just amazed, simple, good staff, great food, better prices. Must come

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Thank Diego A
Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

The best quality /price in seafood. King crab and row sea urchins are a must. The place is simple. The owner is always there, smily and friendly. Same high quality for more than 15 years, when I first visited Chamaca Inn

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Thank RECChile
Zafra, Spain
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

You have to meet this lady to believe it! A short, very round woman greets most customers as long lost friends. We were strangers but welcomed warmly and could not have eaten better. Amazing choice of all kinds of shellfish and seafood. We chose palta (avocado) with king crab and ceviche to start, followed by crepe stuffed with seafood and... More 

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Thank Sue N
San Jose, California
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184 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Located close to the western edge of town, across the street from the Santa Isabel supermarket, we got the last table in the restaurant for a late afternoon meal (around 2:30pm). Every table--including all the outdoor tables--was full. We watched as more people streamed in asking to be seated. I was excited to try two Chilean seafood items that I... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

The restaurant had a strong local feel with lots of locals enjoying the food - always a good sign. The seafood was excellent - we had merluza (hake) cooked a couple of different ways both were good sized portions. The fish went well with locally grown potatoes and vegetables. And a glass of Chilean chardonnay of course.

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Thank Ken H
Santiago
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

If you are looking for fresh sea food, that is just plain sea food, not elaborate plates... This is definitely the place to go to. We went to other restaurants that were much more elegant, and they are great too... But in Chamaca you will find great seafood that is cooked as simple as possible but is well cooked and... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

The food is good, but nothing special. We ordered two Congrios and two cokes for 21000 pesos. For the same price you find much better restaurants. The service is medium-low.

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Thank Thiago B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Chilean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
20:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
20:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
20:00 - 22:00
Thursday
20:00 - 22:00
Friday
20:00 - 22:00
Saturday
20:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Del Salvador esquina San Bernardo, Puerto Varas, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Los Lagos Region  >  Puerto Varas
  • Phone Number: +56 65 223 2876

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