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Cafeteria Poisson

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Avenida Del Mar 1001, La Serena, Chile
09:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place for a coffee, pastry, or a sandwich or salad. Very convenient location, right by the beach, and a nice view. Staff was extremely friendly. Place was very clean. Prices are cheap compared to other nearby places.

Thank rosario maria t
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great beachside location, views of the surf, sand and lighthouse. Menu was rather limited. We had a shrimp wrap and a vegetarian wrap. Both were ok. Would have liked more selections on the menu. Service was ok.

Thank chitownsam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Our experience was during lunch time. Good and fast service, size is perfect and they had blankets, board games and book for kids. Bread is cold (you need ask to warm) beside that, a great option at USD 20 / person.

Thank Lucas G
La Serena, Chile
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Nice little "cafeteria" only steps from the faro. It's also a surf school if you feel like paddling after your coffee! They do a variety of snacks and sandwiches... but also main dishes for lunch. You are actually on the beach (closed terrace) Coffee is good, food is good and only for a very good price!

Thank Pierremagique
Santa Cruz
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch. It's nice inside with a nice view etc. We ordered 2 X wraps. It seemed to be taking a long time and the waitress came over and said he's making our food now after about 40 minutes. After an hour and 15 minutes they had STILL not arrived. When they did arrive they tasted perfectly... More 

Thank Ben H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The Cafeteria Poisson,was right on the beach, opposite the Club la Serena Hotel and at the height of the lunch hour, we found a table overlooking the water --a great view while we awaited our empandas, and tuna with tomatoes and Palta (avocado slices). The attractive beach cafe adjoins a surf center, renting wet suits and boogie boards. We were... More 

Thank Ann2009CT
Swinton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

this cafe is right on the beach so has a wonderful view. It had a surf shack vibe and sold lots of sandwiches, wraps and empanadas. The milkshakes were also incredible and made my 6 year old light up with happiness. The food was fresh and tasty. It was a little pricey for what it was, but you pay for... More 

Thank Mab570
Vina del Mar, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

I happened upon Cafeteria Poisson with a friend during a long day of waiting on the beach for our overnight bus. It was the best discovery!!! The partially enclosed patio was the perfect temperature, and the beautiful view of the ocean was relaxing and lovely. We ended up spending several hours here, ordering coffee, lunch empanadas (camaron and queso--delicious and... More 

Thank Rachel K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

We visited this cafe by accident. We were looking for somewhere to eat but it was a Sunday evening and everywhere was shut! We ended up ordering a wrap and a salad from here. Expecting cafe standards/portions but it was actually really good food. My boyfriend also ordered a piece of the chocolate cake, it looked too amazing to resist!

Thank Emmaf0712
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

Very nice place with a good vibe ! We had breakfast with the family and were very pleased with the quality of the food. The breakfast menus they offer are very complete (good sandwich or eggs, with juice, tea or coffee).if you plan a long day of sightseing or at the beach this cafeteria is the place to start your... More 

Thank irina t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Del Mar 1001, La Serena, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Coquimbo Region  >  La Serena

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