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Caleta Portales Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Soups, Chilean
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Caleta Portales, Valparaiso, Chile
+56 32 262 5814
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Chile is usually full of good food all around, service is another good quality in all the restaurants that we have visited so far. Unfortunately, this restaurant is the exception. We were seated right next the window with a beautiful ocean view, "but" the experience was a disaster. The steak was dry, the conger was dry, and they charge for... More 

Thank Javier C
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Recommended by the receptionist in our hotel. Nice harbor view from the restaurant. Staff is very friendly but unfortunately does not speak any English. English menu is available though. The free bruschetta antipasto is very good. Ordered seafood soup (phila marina) and crab cake. The latter one is a must try. A full pot of crab meat cooked in light... More 

1 Thank Leon L
Vina del Mar, Chile
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Very slow service and food not up to standard . Order was served after an hour and cold. Quality not up to standard as advertised. There are many better restaurants in vina

Thank aquilk57
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

I went with my family and the atmosphere is very good, you can enjoy a beautiful view to the ocean. The service is phenomenal and the staff is very friendly.

Thank Fernanda M
Valparaiso, Chile
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Isolar2014
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Felix671
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

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!

Thank Pablo R
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Michael M
Lincoln, NE USA
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148 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank Yesheyozhik
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank P C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups, Chilean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caleta Portales, Valparaiso, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +56 32 262 5814

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?