Maracuya: Seafood yes, Spectacular No!
We had heard about this so called fancy seafood restaurant in a Lonely Planet guidebook and since we were craving some good seafood after earlier inland travels throughout South America we figured this would be a good bet. It turns out that it was pretty good....but not spectacular. Our plates were not that impressive, but in all fairness is was tasty. I guess the price was a bit inflated for what we got.
Favorite Dish: The ceviche was very good. If your used to the Mexican version of Ceviche you'll really notice the difference with the Chilean version. It's good....but different.
Bar Restaurant YURI
A nice place, very clean, small tables, relaxed ambience.
Favorite Dish: FISH, SEAFRUITS!! endless!! The fish soup I had first was already enough at all, but I had already ordered a second dish, another fish menue and that was such a big plate full....I almost fainted of a proteine shock ;-P
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21de Mayo: We went twice!
Service, food and attitude were all very good. As we have found in all Chilean resteraunts, they were able to cater for children.
Favorite Dish: Any of them. My husband ate the seafood and I stayed with the chicken. The kids had steak and chips. We all ate everything!
The 21 or the Rey del Marisco: Don't Miss The Fresh Seafood!
The 21 is located on the main commercial street. The other one is an old restaurant, but the kind of one that you think more than 3 times before you get in, not because of the price but because of how it looks like.
I thought more than 3 before i decided to seat or not. But the food is ok.
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El Arriero: Another Great Restaurant In Arica
While walking along the pedestrian only (no cars) section of 21 de Mayo, we found this restaurant. We were very leery of it because of a big sign on the street in English. They were obviously trying to cater to tourists. Pending starvation dictated that we give it a try.
We were delighted to find a large restaurant with excellant food, very attentive service, a waiter who spoke some English and an extensive menu. Most of the people there were indeed tourists.
My wife went with the chicken and mushroom sauce (again) and I had steak with a sauce containing union, leeks and bell pepper. Both meals were very tasty. The food was quickly prepared. I was actually asked how I wanted my steak cooked. This was the only time I was asked this in 6 weeks of travel through Chile and Argentina.
The two meals plus two beers and two cokes was $20 before the tip.
Favorite Dish: What we had was all good.
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