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“Unassuming but with incredible food”
Review of El Sauce

El Sauce
Ranked #58 of 427 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Cuisines: Barbecue, Chilean
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Unassuming but with incredible food”
Reviewed February 3, 2012

Sometimes it feels just so good to get your hands mucky and eat ribs the way they were intended. This is a very famous restaurant in the north west of Chile for Pork and the ribs are really the draw here. While wine touring and eating at all the gastronomic stops we love switching things around and eating here. Incredible portions so be warned and it is the perfect place to soak up the wine that you will have loved at CasaMarin just a few doors away. Cannot go wrong in anyway here.

  • Visited May 2011
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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Not EXACTLY in Valpariso, about an hour+ south but wonderful”
Reviewed November 10, 2011

This wonderful restaurant is NOT in Valpariso! We were staying in El Quisco, about an hour south of Valpo on the coast, and it was at least 45 minutes south of us! El Sauce is in a SMALL town just east of San Sabastion, called Lo Abarco. We went there after visiting the Pablo Neruda place at Isla Negra. The wonderful Casa Marin winery is also in La Abarco and a local church with awesome mosaics. But I digress...

The food here is wonderful. They specialize in pork and we had the best spare ribs we ever have had! (And my husband who cooks a mean rib dinner agrees!) The portions are enormous -- one meal will feed two! This place is worth finding if you are in the area but get a good map. There was only one small sign to Lo Abarca from our coastal road and the way out there was several miles on a hard-packed dirt road.


  • Visited October 2011
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