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Caleta Portales, Valparaiso, Chile
32 262 5814
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food and Service

I took a day trip to Valparaiso and was so happy I found this restaurant. I was dying to have seafood before I left. The ambience was good and the staff members were friendly and efficient. Pity the location is not the best evn though it has an ocean view. The council needs to upgrade the area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Felix671
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Sydney, Australia
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Valparaiso, Chile
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have been several times to this restaurant and although the quality of the food has been uneven, I decided to try them one more time. I will never take the chance again. NEVER! The food was cold, the fish and tiny shrimps tasted like they had been badly frozen for ages, and the side dish, white rice, was colder... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I took a day trip to Valparaiso and was so happy I found this restaurant. I was dying to have seafood before I left. The ambience was good and the staff members were friendly and efficient. Pity the location is not the best evn though it has an ocean view. The council needs to upgrade the area to make whole... More 

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Montevideo
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Service was good considering we were about 18 people with no booking. The "Parrilla de mariachis" for 2 people was really good and the ceviche even better. Hard to find a place with better ocean view. Go with no doubts. Yeah, some may find it pricey, but you pay for quality!

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Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Do yourself a favor and avoid this place like the plague. Pick one of the smaller places to the left and you will be much happier. The waiter switched 3 times and not one of them came back once to check up and see if everything was OK. They all had bad attitudes and we felt like lepers with their... More 

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Lincoln, NE USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Had dinner here with friends and the seafood was overlooked and fishy. This should not happen in a resturant on the ocean. When we told the waiter, he acted insulted and never came back to our table. Acted as if it was our faul that the food was bad. They did deduct the cost of one meal, but this was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My wife ordered the salmon a la plancha which was over cooked, dry, tasted like smoke and had a fishy aftertaste. The waiters, who hovered around us like they were micromanaging our meal couldn't care less. After our meal, we complained to the manager who escorted us to the door and essentially kicked us out of the restaurant. This place... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Caleta portales is a pretty upscale place for the area but the food is totally worth it. I've been there a handful of times, but my most memorable experience was with an ex-girlfriends family. We tried many different wines and enjoyed all of our starters. But my main dish was a salmon dish covered in a seafood medley of mussels,... More 

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Nottingham, UK
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173 reviews 173 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Our relative who lives in Vina del Mar rates this as the best fish restaurant in the area, and he may be right but it's a bit out of the way (definitely off of the tourist trail) and has an odd decor. The choice is excellent and the service good. I was a bit disapponted as the congar eel I... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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106 reviews 106 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I found our meal here typical of the many meals we had in Chile. While the quality and variety of food available in Chile is excellent, the preparation is bland and uninspired. Very little spice is used, even salt and pepper, as with the fish we had here. Sadly, it was also overcooked, diminishing the benefit of its' freshness as... More 

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Valparaiso, Chile
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I stopped in for a late lunch, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that ceviche comes as a accompaniment to the bread, butter and pebre sauce. The ceviche was delicious (I would have happily consumed a gallon of it) and the service was excellent. The waitstaff were extremely attentive and courteous- I was the only one sitting outside and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Caleta Portales, Valparaiso, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 32 262 5814

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

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