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Muelle Prat, Valparaiso, Chile
(32) 251-477
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good seafood great servers

We sat outside on the balcony overlooking the fishermen on the steps. Our order was taken by someone who spoke English but we were served by Spanish speaking servers which gave us a chance to practice our Spanish. Seafood pasta and soup were very good, nice sized portions. Not a cheap restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Toronto
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We sat outside on the balcony overlooking the fishermen on the steps. Our order was taken by someone who spoke English but we were served by Spanish speaking servers which gave us a chance to practice our Spanish. Seafood pasta and soup were very good, nice sized portions. Not a cheap restaurant but pretty good value.

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

we kind of stumbled into here after going for a stroll around the waterfront. From our verandah table, we were able to watch the harbour cruise boats coming and going and the crowd fishing off the dock in front of the restaurant. Did I mention the food was excellent. And the service was friendly as well, language barrier was no... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was impressed by the bread and the "pebre", then the crab soup. But the pasta was overcooked, and the sauce was not so tasty. Similar feeling with the risotto my girlfriend had, not so good. This was a dissappoinment, since the restaurant is very famous and expensive. The service was good.

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London, UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We walked down to the main harbour area looking in vain for a substantial restaurant with either a terrace or sun/views. In the main harbour, next to the port and the navy centre, we found the Bote Salvavidas which is on the first floor on top of the liefeboat HQ, hence its name. It has a lovely open-sided dining room... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Come for the view and the wine, and you won't be disappointed. This is because the chef had no influence over these two aspects. Unfortunately we took our dining experience one step too far, and decided to order food. I am not sure what was presented on my plate (I supposedly ordered the seared salmon fillet), but it can only... More 

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Gove, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

On a cold miserable day we stopped in here for lunch. Warm welcome and friendly service, great views of the port, our entrees were main meal sized, so on the waiters advise we didn't order more and didn't need to. The grilled octopus was tender and delicious, the seafood garden was fresh. The waiters and decor initially appear very formal,... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Located on Muelle Pratt, facing the Pacific, this formal and traditional restaurant beautifully decorated has the best view from the harbour in Valparaiso. We chose to try different appetizers with pisco sour. Food was good but overpriced and it is a shame they charge twice the price for a pisco sour! Reading all the opinions my advice is: this restaurant... More 

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Paraza
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169 reviews 169 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This restaurant is in the best location on the harbor in downtown Valparaiso, Chile. It has great views, a nice interior, friendly staff and poor food. Pil-Pil Shrimp is supposed to be cooked in lot's of garlic. The 4 pre-cooked shrimps served were dipped in oil without garlic! The salmon avocado appetizer was dry, cooked salmon with avocado. The fried... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

It's in the heart of the harbor and runs like classic, formal restaurants in Chile, waiters in black writing down to the last bit. The view of the harbor can be impressive. It used to be that you weren'' allowed to take pictures (you could be a spy...). The food was average, at best, not cheap either. Service was, nevertheless,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

old style valparaiso restaurant, very classical, great view of the port since you are actually in the port. service is very good, almost theatrically so. there is no beating their razor clams parmesan, a dozen per person on our visits is not uncommon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Muelle Prat, Valparaiso, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: (32) 251-477
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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