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Casino Social J. Cruz M.

Condell, Entre Bellavista y Edwards, Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #93 of 233 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
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

You may not be bounding with energy after this meal, but it's still worth checking out J Cruz. A lot of locals seemed to be eating there, which is always a good sign. I'd recommend getting one order of Chorillana per two people, as it's a lot of food! The dish consists of pieces of beef, fries, eggs, and onions,... More 

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Miri, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We've been there many times already and it is always nice to come back...famous chorillana and always good terremoto which makes you terremoting :) Definitely recommendable chorillana for two to get a real touch of Valpo :) Come during the lunch to hear live VALPARAISO PUERTO PRINCIPAL.... :)

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The dish was ok, but the atmosphere is amazing! Nice and friendly people and good music! It is worth it to wait a few minutes to get in and get a seat!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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Address: Condell, Entre Bellavista y Edwards, Valparaiso, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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