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“Lovely Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of ViaVia Cafe

ViaVia Cafe
Ranked #28 of 421 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Belgian, Cafe, European, Chilean
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: ViaViaCafe Valparaiso is a Belgian Bistro in a restored Art Deco house of the 1940´s. In our restaurant with a large, green terrace on Cerro Alegre Valparaiso, you can eat typical Belgian sweet or savory snacks such as waffles or Belgian stew in beer sauce with fries. You can also enjoy our Belgian beers, or a breezy martini or a glass of wine. Our restaurant is located on Cerro Alegre, 20 meters from Cerro Concepcion, in the UNESCO world heritage site of the port of Valparaíso.Brussels Waffles: These light and crispy waffles from Brussels, the capital of Belgium, are internationally renowned. Crepes are light pancakes, which can be served sweet or savory. Sweet crepes in ViaViaCafe are served with fruit and whipped cream or with chocolate sauce.Do you prefer savory? Then you should definitely try our salty crepes. A nutritious snack that is served in France and Belgium as a refreshment or light lunch. Beer stew with Belgian fries = Thé ViaViaCafe’s classic dish: slow cooked beef in a spicy beer sauce, served with hand cut fries that are baked twice until crispy in vegetable oil.
Avila, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Lovely Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2011

We returned for lunch to this restaurant because we really enjoyed the dinner we had the day before. We had delicious sea food prepared in an unusual way. Salads were very good too. Good price for their pisco sour. Warm and friendly service. But what we liked best was the location: a garden perched high on a hill, with a partial view of the city. A peaceful heaven.

  • Visited March 2011
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Landisville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Last meal in Valparaiso”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2011

Found this restaurant on our last night. Nice location, very quiet. No views though. Service was very nice. Food was enjoyable and well prepared. Nice and casual. Would recommend....

  • Visited March 2011
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New York
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“Great Food & Great View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2010

Had a great lunch here while strolling around the Conception area. Location is a bit off the main street with some stairs down to the restaurant level but is worth the climb. The fixed price lunch menu was 5,000 CHP and quality and presentation was worthy of a $40 NY City meal. Pisco Sour and a nice sized glass of wine was also reasonably priced at 1,500 CHP each.

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“Superb food ,good view,good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2010

We spent several days in Valparaiso in February and eat here three times.The food is an interesting fusion of Belgian and south American food ,beautifully prepared and served .You can eat outside in the courtyard or inside the cafe ,both are equally good.It is well worth the little detour off the main tourist route and is very special.
You can also stay here which we did ,it is a thoughfully restored Art Deco house with special attention given to sustainability and the couple who run it are very welcoming and helpful

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fingerlakes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“modern oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2010

This boutique hotel/restaurant is the best value I know of in Valparaiso. There seems to be a lack of mid range lodging - its either the backpacker hostel with shared baths or the wealthy, impersonal hotel. This place rocks! perfect for the active professional who wants quality at a fair price. My wife and I are both architects and we loved this place. ViaVia is also very eco-concious - we noticed the place at first because of the solar hot-water panels on the roof. So if you want to reduce your carbon footprint while living it up - this is it ! It is also located in a great part of Valpo. Highest recommendation.

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