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“Good view, everything else sucks” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Brighton

Cafe Brighton
Ranked #259 of 416 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Cuisines: Cafe, Chilean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good view, everything else sucks”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had lunch here around new year. Terrible really unfriendly service. They hardly had any beer. Food was dreadful. Ceaser salad was nothing but lettuce basically. They refused to do sandwiches at lunchtime. Expensive. My advice, look at the view and then leave.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bluebirds79
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Canberra, Australia
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Enjoyable lunch with a great view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had a great lunch here. We were recommended by a previous vistior.

The service of the staff was fine, I couldn't say it was good or bad.

The food we had was top notch and very enjoyable. Unfortunately the coffee wasn't brilliant but much better than most of the cafe/restaurants in the US.

I would recommend this place for lunch on a sunny day.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DigitalElise
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Valparaiso, Chile
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Outstanding terrace, but that's about it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

The Brighton is arguably the best place in Valparaiso to sit and have a drink on the terrace and enjoy the view. However, people commonly say the service is bad and eating is not an option.

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2 Thank Frenchilean
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Do not eat here for New Year's Eve”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

The New Year's Eve meal was so awful. The food was cold and service left something to be desired. The view was really nice, but the fireworks were somewhat obstructed as there were many shows up and down the coast.

Visited December 2011
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2 Thank LilRipper
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Valparaíso, Chile
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, ugly attitudes”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

My husband and I love the view from Cafe Brighton, which is why we indulge and pay quite a bit to dine there every once in a while. The food is good and the view is marvelous. In the past we've always had good service, but today every person we interacted with on the waitstaff was either cold or downright rude (at least four different people). It was very disappointing and nearly spoiled the fabulous view. I highly recommend the management do something to ensure that guests are made to feel welcome. There are plenty of restaurants in Valparaiso with excellent views where the staff members treat guests as guests and not as intruders. If you stop in at Cafe Brighton, you can expect to pay a bit extra for food and drink and to soak in a magnificent view of Valparaiso. There is a chance it will be a magical experience - and also a chance you could be treated rudely. The view will never disappoint but the staff might. (Feb. 3, 2012).

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sarah P
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