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Condell, Entre Bellavista y Edwards, Valparaiso, Chile
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 33
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  • 11
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Famous place, a must

It's a famous place you should visit if you go to Valparaiso. It's where they invented Chorrillana. This is a dish of french fries with fried onion mixed with scrambled eggs and a topping of meat. Fries are home made, not easy to see nowadays. Problem: they only serve this dish, for 2 or for 3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It's a famous place you should visit if you go to Valparaiso. It's where they invented Chorrillana. This is a dish of french fries with fried onion mixed with scrambled eggs and a topping of meat. Fries are home made, not easy to see nowadays. Problem: they only serve this dish, for 2 or for 3 people, quite generous. In... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

One way I know I've made a good choice in a restaurant is that it's all locals when I go, and that was my experience at J Cruz. One meal menu- a big plate of chorillana (greasy fries, onions, egg, and meat), enough for two people. We enjoyed a mini bottle of wine with the meal. You don't come to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

If you've never had Chilean chorillana, stop in here. This is all they serve (plus beer, wine, soft drinks). Order one for the table and you'll get a huge plate of fries, meat, onions and eggs. A gut-bomb for sure filled with carbs, but unique. The restaurant is an antique museum of sorts. Pretty eclectic collection. Friendly staff, especially if... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place is DIRTY. I had a cockroach on my table the last time i came. "chorrillana" is a plate of fries, beef, fried onions and fried eggs. Nothing fancy, and is the only thing this place serves. Portions of food are good, enormous, but food quality is just bad, and is not so hard to make a Chorrillana yourself... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This was very odd. It's a café/museum. Every inch of space is stuffed with items in/on cabinets - the sort of things you might find in your Grandparent's loft but multiplied several times over! (ornaments, glass vases, china plates and cups, coins etc) The well known dish 'Chorillana' was the only food offered to us and a plate for 2... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The restaurant is very tradicional, full of figurines, posters and details. You can (and must!!) write a little msg in the table or walls, and you can have a nice time reading the rest of the msg of the differents visitors from around the globe. The main attraction (besides the decoration!) is the best chorrillana in town, a mix of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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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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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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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Address: Condell, Entre Bellavista y Edwards, Valparaiso, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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  • Address: Condell, Entre Bellavista y Edwards, Valparaiso, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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