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Samsara

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Almirante Montt 427, Cerro Alegre., Valparaiso, Chile
(32) 2592492
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 141
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 6
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food!

This was the best food we had in Chile so far. Fresh vegetables, great curry, great spices. The cook did an amazing job. We were impressed. The only thing I would improve is service. The staff needs to pay better attention to customers. We had to wait for our bill way too long. Apart from that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
adamaszczos
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Erlangen, Germany
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Erlangen, Germany
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the best food we had in Chile so far. Fresh vegetables, great curry, great spices. The cook did an amazing job. We were impressed. The only thing I would improve is service. The staff needs to pay better attention to customers. We had to wait for our bill way too long. Apart from that, the restaurant is brilliant!... More 

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1 Thank adamaszczos
Santiago, Chile
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great find. I stumbled upon this place 5 years ago and have been a huge fan ever since. Best Thai food in Chile.

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Thank Becca B
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends recommended we visit Samsara, and I am so glad we did. The Thai food was simply excellent, and frankly, in my various months in Santiago this time, I cannot name a better restaurant than Samsara in Santiago, either.

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Thank KRH2016
London
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited Samsara for a lovely Christmas Day dinner as we have had so little Asian food while travelling South America. The food was so tasty and delicious, it went beyond all expectations. We had the red beef curry and yellow fish curry and both had fantastic flavours and spices. Cooked perfectly and definitely the one of the best thai curries... More 

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I had been to this restaurant a year ago, and had an amazing experience. I had been thinking of visiting it again, but the price tag was a bit of a bummer, but finally one fine day, to make my wife happy, I went to the place to have a nice dinner on a Saturday evening. Never thought the evening... More 

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Lamy, New Mexico
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had been traveling Chile for over 3 weeks and were suffering from TFDD(Thai food deficit disorder.)Sarasam was the perfect prescription for our malady. The food was perfect_ the sauces exquisite and the presentation so well done. The service was i m peccable.

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Thank Judy R
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is the real deal. Authentic and delicious food, casual atmosphere, attentive staff to picky eaters... What makes a visit a here a really really a good deal is if you get a bottle of wine. The wine list is a very nice surprise, it has some of my favourite locals, with what felt like almost no mark up (and... More 

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Thank PalomaFG
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Decided to check this place out after reading good reviews and walking by a few times. We were very pleasantly surprised. The servers were very nice and attentive. The food was delicious. I was a little surprised by the price of the meals, however they do come with a large and delicious salad, and a dessert (also very good). Ultimately... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Wasn't really looking for Thai in Chile but was pleasantly surprised when friends took us here. Food was exceptional - quite authentic - and the menu although appeared expensive included a salad and dessert so realistically it was great value. Highly recommend for Thai lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Might not be strictly traditional. But unreal experience. Loved every meal we ordered, wine was great and service excellent. Staff didnt speak any English, so pick up some espanol before visiting or bring your smart phone to translate. Price is high, but service/food standard matches if not exceeds.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Almirante Montt 427, Cerro Alegre., Valparaiso, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: (32) 2592492

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic

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