The Central Coast Restaurants

El Rincón del Poeta

  • Seafood

Published 01/11/2016

Fodor's Review

Inside the entrance to the Neruda museum at Isla Negra, this small restaurant has a wonderful ocean view, with seating both indoors and on a protected terrace. The name translates as the Poet's Corner, a theme continued in the small but original menu. One of the house specialities is oda al caldillo de congrio Nerudiano (literally, Neruda's ode to conger eel stew). Neruda, who had a penchant for transforming the mundane into the beautifully poetic, wrote of the Chilean culinary dish: "In Chile's stormy sea lives the rosy conger eel, giant eel of snowy meat. And in Chile's stewpots, on the coast, is where the stew, thick and succulent, useful, was born." You might also try Reineta Especial Garcia Lorca, a Patagonian bream fillet, abundant in this part of the Pacific. There are lighter dishes as well such as a chicken sandwich.

Restaurant Information


Casa-Museo Isla Negra, Poeta Neruda s/n, Isla Negra, Valparaíso, Chile



Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon.

Published 01/11/2016


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