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“Nicely modern - upmarket feel tho not expensive” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Espiritu Santo

Espiritu Santo
Hector Calvo 392, Valparaiso 2381529, Chile
(56)032-3270443
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Ranked #2 of 232 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Chilean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Zakynthos, Greece
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nicely modern - upmarket feel tho not expensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

I stumbled across this place while walking down from Neruda's house - happily in time for a late lunch - really excellent food & atmosphere, helpful friendly staff - English spoken - nicest place I ate in in my 3 days in "Valpo"

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Valparaíso, Chile
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“very nice food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Open recently, espiritu Santo restorant is a very good alternative to eat in Cerro Bellavista.
Nice place 4 blocks from Neruda´s house. The food was delicious but a little expensive.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Childers, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very Special Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Fantastic food from fresh, seasonal, local ingredients. Beautiful atmosphere, great service.

Visited February 2012
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Concepcion, Chile
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Amazing staff, incredible food. A great little restaturant (+ accommodation).”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Espiritu Santo is a must for anyone visiting Valparaiso. The owner/manager is extremely helpful and very warm and makes the place inviting. Her son, the chef, has clearly done his homework, both with the menu, which changes regularly because it is seasonal, and with his obvious skill in the kitchen.

The staff are attentive (a rare trait in Chile), without being over the top, and definitely helpful.

The cocktails are great, the food is amazing, the staff are well trained and the chef clearly knows his stuff. What more could you ask for? Accommodation perhaps? Well they can provide this as well! 5 nicely appointed rooms are located above the restaurant.

Want more? Maybe you are looking for a place to take a group for a great meal? We had a 25 person dinner for our friends visiting for our wedding and it was terrific. A well organised affair that was well worth the price. This place can do it all.

We were in Valpo for a week and we ate at Espiritu Santo at least three times. That must say something about the place, right? This is an unexpected little gem of a restaurant that we are very happy to have stumbled across by accident.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“So good that we ate there twice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

This small restaurant / hotel in the hills of Valpo is the best restaurant in town. It's clear that the owner and staff goes to great lengths to find the freshest fish, meat, vegetables, and other ingredients to create a truly wonderful dining experience. We liked it so much that we went for lunch and dinner - both meals were fantastic. The local wine selection is also great.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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