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Porto Viejo

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Valdivia 154. esq.Cochrane 99, Valparaiso, Chile
221 27 09
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Porto Viejo is a family restaurant located at the heritage location port...
Porto Viejo is a family restaurant located at the heritage location port area in Valparaíso. We are open every day from 11 AM until 11 PM, we don´t close during the afternoon.We have internet connection WIFI, TV for watching your favorite sports and a bonfire to get you warm.We invite you to come.Francisco & family
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First meal in Chile, very good seafood, but wait time is long

This the first restaurant we eat in Chile, it is quite local, so the price is not that expensive compare to the fancy ones. We were brought in by our tour guide. The seafood soup is really good. And we were told in Chile, it is not allowed to serve the raw sea food, so it should be safe to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Weijie T
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This the first restaurant we eat in Chile, it is quite local, so the price is not that expensive compare to the fancy ones. We were brought in by our tour guide. The seafood soup is really good. And we were told in Chile, it is not allowed to serve the raw sea food, so it should be safe to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

By far, this was my spouse's favorite restaurant in Valparaiso, recommended by a local friend of a friend. Fresh seafood, very local, casual dining. We had 2 meals at Porto Viejo. Lunch one day with friends included Seafood Chorrillana, a Chilean dish where meat is piled on french fries. My grilled white fish was tasty, even though I'm not a... More 

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

We ate Valpaiaiso evening meals here twice during our short stay in this exciting city. It seems popular with locals, which says a lot, although the friendly and helpful staff were keen to practice their English and bring out their English menus. Not all the fish on the menu were available either night, which we took as another good sign... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food was decent and the portions generous. The decor/atmosphere was a little tired, but made up for by attractive serving staff! Would go back for more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My hosts recommended this restaurant and it fulfilled the expectations. Had tasty fish with vegetables and a jugo de melon. They played nice music and most of the guests were locals.

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This was my first meal in Valparaiso when I visited earlier this month. Lucky me that a local contact took me there! Porto Viejo is like restaurants that I have enjoyed in many cities around the world. Classic early 20th Century international decor...casual, busy, delicious food, fair prices, excellent service. Don't miss it!

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Nowadays it a bit difficult to find a place that keeps the tradition when it comes to the local food, and this place does it in a wonderful way. Here in valparaiso is not that common to find a place that has good quality of sea food and reasonable prices, keeping the local custom, I would say that is one... More 

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Miri, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We've heard a lot about this place and really we are really satisfied first with the service...nice young waiter and later on by owner who suggested us all the specialties they have...affordable price and good pisco sour...nice menu options...recommendable..will go back!

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you're looking for a high-end, expensive meal, look elsewhere. If you want fresh local seafood, friendly service in a location 3 blocks from the Port that looks like the locals from the old days never left, this is the spot for you. The fish was excellent, the Ceviche to start was even better. The wait staff explained the choices,and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We left very satisfied after choosing to have the 4900-peso menu del dia at the convivial Porto Viejo. We had a recommendation to go to the west end of Cochrane for some good seafood restaurants and found Porto Viejo to be the only one filled with locals and without aggressive touts trying to get you inside their own establishment. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Valdivia 154. esq.Cochrane 99, Valparaiso, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 221 27 09

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chilean, South American

Description

Porto Viejo is a family restaurant located at the heritage location port area in Valparaíso. We are open every day from 11 AM until 11 PM, we don´t close during the afternoon.We have internet connection WIFI, TV for watching your favorite sports and a bonfire to get you warm.We invite you to come.Francisco & family
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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