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El Pimenton

Subida Ecuador #27, Valparaiso, Chile
0996223024
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Ranked #35 of 223 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Cuisines: South American
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Valparaiso, Chile
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

El Pimenton is a small restaurant that serves typical chilean food. The food is delicious and prices are good. It's not a fancy place but it offers a picturesque scenery with walls completely cover in posters and prints. The service is excellent. The location of the place is awkward because it's not an area of restaurants, but pubs. So if... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by our Hostal and it was really worth it. Not much choice for vegetarians but in total - all great food and great atmosphere. We would definitely go there again!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was recommended by the people at our hostel and also during a tour we took around the city so we went and had a chorrillana which was very tasty and nice. French fries, onions, meat and a sauce with wine I liked a lot. Good dinner option

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Gavleborg County, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Ate the "pastel del choclo" which was a pie consisting of chicken, olives, egg, onion and some corn "bread" filling/crust. Tasted ok but was not anything special. My friend ate the typical chilean dish "chorilana" which looked amazing so thats what I recommend!

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Zapotlán el Grande
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is one of the best local restaurants in Valpo... Don't look for an awesome menu, the simplicity of this make the place an excellent option for any meal. Accesible price and the owners are really friendly. The amounts of the dishes are enough to enjoy a complete experience local food, fresh, and delicious. You must go!

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Bucharest, Romania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Today I visited Valparaiso and had lunch at El Pimenton. I didn't know anything about this place, I simply found it on the street. From outside it's very discrete and I was lucky to have spotted it. When entering there the first that I liked were the colors, the walls being printed with all kind of pictures and paintings and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I went for lunch and ordered the menu del dia. It came with a glass of delicious iced tea, a bowl of vegetable soup, the lentil stew and flan all for 3900 pesos. Everything tasted healthy and homemade. Very tasty and I would definitely recommend it!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I eas a bit leary of eating here after reading a couple reviews. They were recommended by the "tips for tours" people so i did give it a try. I had a "small" ensalada mixta that was really fresh and good. I also ordered a mushroom empanada xl which was delicious. I also had a beer. I liked the atmosphere... More

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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We had an excellent time at El Pimenton. The empanadas are huge and truly delicious, paired with an ice cold beer on a hot day it was perfect. The bohemian atmosphere made for a great overall experience!

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Burlington, Vermont
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

On our second day visiting Valparaiso, an artist's collective recommended we eat at El Pimenton. While it took 15 minutes or so to get in, it was worth the wait. The place was packed with young adults, the walls were plastered with posters from the 1960s and 1970s, and among the five of us (two from Argentina, three from Vermont,... More

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