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“Cheap and good”
Review of Canta Verdi

Canta Verdi
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Putre
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Big portions, small prices and very polite and kind staff

You can taste here some typical Chilean food like alpaca meat

You can also ask for sandwiches to take away!

Thank elinicol
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

nice place, we got there half an hour before they opened and yet they let us in and brought as a tea while they opened up. food was really nice - we "only" ordered a sandwich as we weren't too hungry but even that was very tasty.

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Thank Katharina H
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

... although that's against a low baseline, all other places are very ordinary in terms of what they offer (at least during early-January low season). Generally food is very good and interesting. The main reason I'm not giving it a 5 is that it's a bit inconsistent.

Four of us dined there three nights in a row.

Each time someone had the alpaca fillet. Two times it was very good: slightly gamy, red meat, a bit like venison or kangaroo, done medium-rare to medium (definitely at the done-end of where you want to have it). The third time it was a very big piece that was definitely not fillet and was tough like shoe sole.

The grilled fish (reineta – southern rays bream) was very good, firm meat, still moist.

Ceviche perunano (fish cured in lemon and fish juice with lots of onions, a Norther staple) was very nice, and came with tasty, big, light-coloured corn kernels.

The standout was the quinoto – a risotto-style side dish made from quinoa, was excellent each time (of three), and we'll be trying to do it at home, a real revelation. Nice flavour and consistency. Also consistently nice was the verduras salteadas (stir-fried veges), which were fine julienne-style, crunchy carrots, greens (incl some variant of pumpkin).

One of us is a teetotaller and ordered juice each time. The first time he was only offered some bottled OJ, but the third time there was strawberries and passion fruit on offer. He chose the latter and a fair wait was rewarded with beautifully flavourful, freshly-squeezed (although sweetened) juice.

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1  Thank Gernot H
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We came from Arica and were looking for a light dinner considering the altitude.
There was no soup (the ideal thing for a first night in the cold and high mountains) on the menu, so we took pizza (they are really small here, the pan pizza type) and were fine. Of course you must not compare it to Italy, but it tasted good and contained the local staff like oregano and alpaca meat. Staff was very friendly and prices moderate.

1  Thank dkbe
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A must. This restaurant beats out many we tried in bigger centres like Santiago, Arica, etc. Great service and a chef who knows what they are doing. Highly recommend.

Thank J L
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