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“Incredibly disappointing”
Review of Viva Peru

Viva Peru
Ranked #59 of 157 Restaurants in Pucon
Price range: $13 - $25
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Valparaiso, Chile
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Incredibly disappointing”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

I don't know where to begin on how disappointing this lunch was --

We ordered tiradito as per the waiter's recommendation - basically ceviche with bigger pieces of fish and an egg/lime sauce. What we got was a couple of pathetic strips of tilapia and tiny shrimp swimming in way too much sauce. Overall, not worth the CH$8000 it cost.

We also ordered the octopus in olive sauce which was also pretty horrible. The pulpo itself was obviously recently thawed and completely tasteless. The sauce was a horrible putrid color and had nothing redeemable taste-wise.

Finally, the aji de gallina was the saving grace of the entire meal, but only because it tasted just like my mom's arroz con pollo from when I was a kid. It had solid consistency, taste, and color and should I ever find myself in Viva Peru again, I'll order that and only that dish. That said, I have no intention of ever returning here. What a waste of money.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Michelle F
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australia
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome Cerbiche!”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We had a delicious dinner here - the cerbiche was excellent, the service very friendly and a great atmosphere!

Visited August 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“good peruvian restaurant centrally located in Pucon”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

I went to this restaurant on my last day on Pucon. The restaurant is centrally located in town and serves eruvian dishes and a great peruvian pisco sour. I tried chicharron de calamar and was good. I recommend this restaurant, because it serves different food than what you most get in Pucon.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Juan L
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Curacautin, Chile
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“oh my god peruvian food is so awesome”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

everyone told me to try it, and i had high expectations, oh my goodness it was so delicious, absolutely amazing meal.

Visited December 2011
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Thank JimM77
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Los Angeles, CA
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fun Restaurant Tasty Food”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

Great location right in Pucon, nice design, tasty food

Visited February 2012
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Thank MLehmanEsq
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