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Bahia Pilolcura

#229 of 4,143 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Providencia
Seafood, Soups, Chilean, Latin, Spanish
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Antonio Bellet 35, Santiago 7500025, Chile
2 2351345
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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195 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Truly a hole in the wall! We walked past it twice! There is a little fish market type store front, it's barely bigger than a phone booth. Once I spotted the sign, buried under the ivy, we poked in and asked if there was a restaurant. Sure enough, she showed us to a hole in the floor, where there was... More 

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Thank Busy Marie
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

If you don't mind eating in a fire hazard, this is an excellent choice for seafood. Nothing fancy, just fresh ingredients, well prepared and reasonably priced. The closest you will get to a seaside restaurant in Santiago

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Thank Patrick H
Santiago, Chile
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We decided to give this place a try after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. We almost walked right pass it. It does not look like a restaurant at all on the street level. It looks like a small seafood shop. The restaurant is hidden in the basement. The basement itself is a small cramped space with 4 small tables. We... More 

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Thank LilysWorld
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We found the restaurant in Trip Advisor and we decided to try it. The food was delicious. We ate "navajas a la parmegiana" and after I ate centolla crab meat and my boyfriend, a tuna steak. I really really recommend it ! Do not judge it by its looks. It is the best meal I had in Chile!

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Thank Barbara D
New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Best seafood I had in Santiago. Restaurant is in the basement of a seafood shop, not very comfortable, but great atmosphere, friendly service and divine seafood.

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Thank AAndreC
Munich, Germany
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This might be the best fish restaurant I've been to in South America. Hard to find, hidden in the cellar of a regular fish store, super friendly people and the best fish dishes you can imagine. A "MUST GO"!

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Thank leitmoetiv
Tyrone, Georgia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I was difficult to locate at night but food was excellent. The seafood soup, Cerviche and Camarones are highly recommended. the owners are really nice people and do their best to accommodate you. It would probably be nice if they included some side with the main dishes. The seafood soup is a good portion but the cerviche and camarones were... More 

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Thank Aaron A
Frisco, texas
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260 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Went there in the evening but shopfront had a closed sign on it. Knocked and the proprietor opened is and let us to the trapdoor to a ladder going down to the basement where the restaurant was located, and was quite crowded with locals. Very fresh seafood; good and fast service. Be warned that this place does not take Credit... More 

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Thank alikarim
Santiago, Chile
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Tastes very good and it has this Chilean charm and style with good decoration. So difficult to find! Varied sea food options, just it depends on availability of the market.

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Thank Sirginho
Huntsville, Alabama
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104 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

This is what is known in the States as a "hole-in-the-wall"; BUT, if you are in the mood for some great food at a reasonable price, this might be your place. It looks like, street-view, a tired fish market. (Our Uber driver was even surprised we wanted to stay once we arrived.) There are no tables in view, so you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Cuisine
Seafood, Soups, Chilean, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Antonio Bellet 35, Santiago 7500025, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago>  > Providencia
  • Neighbourhood: Providencia
  • Phone Number: 2 2351345

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