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Samsara

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Almirante Montt 427, Cerro Alegre., Valparaiso, Chile
(32) 2592492
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 4
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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
Very good food.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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

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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Cerdanyola del Valles, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went last week on Tuesday. I've spend weeks in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia and I tried there a big junk of their whole food so I have good knowledge about its flavour and taste. I recognise that I had poor expectations on this restaurant, because I never Heard about it. Fortunately I was totally wrong. The place is charming,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This food was so good. There are a couple of reasons it didn't get 5 stars though. After a few months travelling around Chile - I'm not really certain if the food at this restaurant actually is amazing, or if I have just been deprived of really good food for a long while. The salad to start was excellent, with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Just an incredible little Thai restaurant. Not cheap but worth every penny. The soup, the curry, the desert is made to perfection. I was very surprised to find such Thai food in Valparaiso, Chile. This is a must if you want to experience a little different type of food in Chile w/ flavors. It is an upscale restaurant and great... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The curry dishes were to die for, and everything was very elegantly prepared and presented. The staff answered all of our questions and catered to our dietary (vegetarian/gluten free/dairy-free) needs. Try the piscos with lemongrass and the sorbet!

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is not Thai food at all. I don't know what they try to be. It's more like India or something. No English menu available... (Location with tourists...) I stopped eating and ask the check. Because of the terrible taste. I never did this before in a restaurant. The staff is horrible not hospitable at all. Only the Latina girl... More 

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

How surprised and delighted we were to find a Thai restaurant in Valparaiso. The waiters were friendly and helpful. The food authentically Thai and the beers were local and tasty. It was great to have some spicy food served very attractively and highly delicious. I wanted to come again the next night but my husband persuaded me to branch out.... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The food good. The waiters and bartender awful. There was a hair in my food, BLACK, and no apology at all. I'm blonde and they told me that nobody could be (then me?) Unacceptable !!!

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Address: Almirante Montt 427, Cerro Alegre., Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: (32) 2592492
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Thai

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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: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene

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