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Cafe del Mar

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21 de mayo 260, Arica, Chile
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Duluth, Minnesota
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was famished after a ling flight from Santiago, checking into my hostel and walking to 21 de Mayo street - the main pedestrian walkway in Arica. The Cafe del Mar is a little difficult to find - the only apparent signage is on the menu boards and on the back of the outdoor seating. I had the seafood crepe... More 

Thank Colleen587
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Takes forever to serve a very mediocre tasting and expensive cappucino. Not to be recommended, I can do a lot better at home.

Thank Hein S
Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

At this restaurant you can eat everything. Sandwich, crepes, hamburgers, many choices. Always very busy with local people. Value for money here. Normal prices

Thank Alexander534
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place. Great food. Amazing cakes. Service could improve at rush our. Prices are good. What you want is what you get.

Thank Rolofeliz
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Nice place to grab a sandwich and a nice Lavazza coffee (if you are a coffee lover). Service is very good. Fast and always with a smile.

Thank Cindy-Rox
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Nice place to sit and watch people. There are often local musicians playing nearby making it a comfy spot to sit and listen. Food is ok, a little over priced. Service is excellent.

Thank tracy m
Cowra, Australia
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87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We had an alcove for the six of us. The food was of excellent variety and quality. We so enjoyed ourselves that we all bought their staff T-shirts (for ourselves) .. "se diferente, se ariqueno"

Thank Tiit335152
Lima, Peru
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195 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Nice place on the main walking street on town. Good food. Service a bit slow, but it's normal here. Good ambiance. And nice placement to spend a coffee.

Thank acendra
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I been in Arica for two years and this place was one of my favorite, the reason is the food is good, you can take an Austral Calafate which is a really good beer and the price is correct, be patient because some time you have to wait to much for your food.

Thank Diego Maximilia... M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We found this place just by chance. It was getting towards the end of the night however all the staff were so friendly (there are a lot of staff) i honestly can't fault this place. I spoke my small amount of Spanish and they spoke a small amount of English and together it worked perfectly. My meal was particularly good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Latin, Cafe, Fast food, Mediterranean, Chilean, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 de mayo 260, Arica, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Arica and Parinacota Region  >  Arica
  • Phone Number: 231936

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