We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 242 Valparaiso Restaurants

Bote Salvavidas

Muelle Prat, Valparaiso, Chile
(32) 251-477
Improve this listing
Ranked #99 of 242 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

Hotels travelers are raving about...

Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gove, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santiago, Chile
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

the bote salvavidas is a place with an mazing view to the pacific, but the food is overpriced and bad.... only desserts worth it but the seafood is not totally fresh and regular dishes are boring and not tasty. only for a drink at the terrace.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Bote Salvavidas also viewed

Valparaiso, Valparaiso Region
Valparaiso, Valparaiso Region
Valparaiso, Valparaiso Region
Valparaiso, Valparaiso Region

Been to Bote Salvavidas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bote Salvavidas

Address: Muelle Prat, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: (32) 251-477
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bote Salvavidas staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?