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Casino Social J. Cruz M.

Condell, Entre Bellavista y Edwards, Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #114 of 218 restaurants in Valparaiso
Price range: $10 - $15
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

They only serve one dish chilliranos: basically steak frites, served on top of fries, it's the only dish and it's good. It's down an alley and serves mostly the locals. Rotating musicians come through playing their guitars. if you remember The Raw Deal in Austin, this is similar to that wonderful restuarant

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Santiago, Chile
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

J Cruz is the home of Chilean well know "Chorrillana", a dish to share made up of french fries, fried onions, sautéed beef and scrambled eggs. This dish goes well with cold beer and might cause you stomachache and heartburn later. A guilty pleasure for many, myself included! The service at J Cruz is okay in Chilean standards; highlight: the... More

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Perth
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177 reviews 177 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Nice place to stop by for a drink. I had their signature drink, the Terremoto (earthquake). It is a cheap and terrible tasting alcoholic drink. Terremoto is made with unfiltered wine, grenadine and pineapple ice cream. This is definitely not the place for a healthy meal. The signature dish is the choriollo a fat and carbohydrate bomb. Absolutely disgusting.

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Vina del Mar, Chile
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

J. Cruz, although very far off the beaten path, is a landmark for Chorrillana in Chile. Most citizens consider the restaurant to be the birthplace of the (what one could consider) national dish of Chile. The atmosphere is simply remarkable with live music, and memorabilia from visitors from all over the world. I have eaten at J. Cruz many times... More

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Santiago, Chile
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82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

This place has great character and it is for sure an experience. The decoration talks about a regular place with usual costumers. Therefore, if you are looking for a place where to find regular people from Valparaíso, this is it. The service seemed to me as very good and attentive considering the type of place.

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Santiago, Chile
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Only if you're looking for a honest, unique and colourful experience, this is the place for you. Only by entering the place you'll recognise what makes a place special. This is a 1958 restaurant, used to be frequented by people looking for a high calorie meal while recovering for a long and spiced night, though nowadays visited by families and... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The food in this place is great. Previous reviews explain the dish "chorrillana", this is all they serve. You can get a platter for two or a platter for three. There is no menu you eat chorrillana or you don't eat. If you like this kind of food you will be in heaven if not you will be hungry. I... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This place was such a fun experience for everyone in my party. Very, very local clientele so we were nailed right away as tourists. The place had such random decor from a statue of the RCA Victor dog to photos of people stapled on every available surface. One dish was served which consisted of french fries, pork, onions and scambled... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

That's the only way to describe a chorrillana. It is a plate of french fries smothered in sauteed onions, scrambled egg, and thin sliced beef, served with pevre sauce, and a good cold beer. Save up your calories, and make sure you hike the hills twice after downing a plate of this stuff. One order serves three or four. Apparently,... More

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Hudiksvall, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The chorrellana takes you to the real Valaparaíso, from the golden days. The peak of the evening are the musicians, singing to guitar and harmonica, the reason nr 1 to go there! The friendly staaf and kitchy museum-details around the walls are other good reasons.

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