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“Good place, great view”
Review of Fauna Restaurant

Fauna Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 428 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: Seafood, Chilean, South American, International
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Our restaurant, with 80 seats, has a large terrace with an unbeatable view of the Panteón and Concepción hills, as well as an excellent view of the bay of Valparaíso. It is open daily from 12:30 to 16:00 offering lunch, from 16:00 to 19:00 cafeteria and from 19:00 to 22:30 dinner. The restaurant menu offers different styles of dishes: meats, seafood, fish, tapas to share, salads and a variety of desserts. We offer lunch and dinner a la carte and with a daily chef's suggestions. The Panoramic Bar has a variety of craft beers on tap and in bottle, as well as a wide selection of local wines from the country.
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good place, great view”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We came to Fauna on our first night in Valpo. The views over the city are great! We sat inside as it's a little cold here in July. Unfortunately, we had travelled all morning and afternoon from Mendoza, we were hungry. And, being Americans, we thought about dinner at 6pm. We're still adjusting to the later dinner hours. So, we got some drinks and hung out a bit. At 7, they started meals. My wife had the catch if the day (salmon). I had the beef filet. Delicious!
Our waiter was fun and patient too. Eventually, he found out we spoke English and started conversing with us in it. Also, he handed out blankets to the cold ones inside and out. It was a fun, first night in Valparaiso.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The best really nice meal I had in Chile”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

I am sure there are higher, hautier, fancier, but heck, this is Valparaiso! Start and end with the view. The food could have been mediocre and we still would have been happy. It is like an unfair advantage compared to other locations. They wisely minimized the walls and maximized the windows in this modern building. The service was fine, and frankly all I remember about the food was that it was delicious and reasonable. We sat inside because it was very windy and they allow smoking outside (hey, nothing is perfect).
And herein lies the problem: we were dining with our son (living in Valpo for the year) and his friend, so the company was so wonderful that even mediocre food would have tasted good. It is a happy problem, but basically happy thoughts make an occasion memorable more powerfully than a menu. As it should be.
So go there, have a wonderful time, and ask for a seat by the window, or on the patio if you must light up.

  • Visited January 2014
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“excellent”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

really great food at reasonable prices. we could have sat here all day and into the night because of the great view. modern yet warm , really lovely.

Visited June 2014
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FaunaHyR, Gerente at Fauna Restaurant, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear,

Thank you very much, we work every day to deliver the best of Fauna and Valparaiso to our customers. I hope at the next time to stay all day, if you want, on our deck.

regards,
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“Like the hotel, their restaurant is well worth a visit”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Staying at Hotel Fauna I had the chance of enjoying both breakfast and dinner at their restaurant and I must say that having your meals on that terrace of theirs is just an amazing experience and something you must do too when visiting Valparaiso. Nothing in Valparaiso beats either the food, the drinks or the view at this rooftop restaurant. Bon appetite!

Visited February 2014
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FaunaHyR, Gerente at Fauna Restaurant, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Mr Kenneth,

I appreciate that you had could enjoy a good experience on our deck, I hope to see you back here and delight with our dishes and privileged view.

regards,

Cristóbal Cavieres Troncoso
Fauna Restaurant's Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic view”
Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a great location (top of funicular) and a beautiful view of the harbour and Valparaiso. The food is tasty and they have a good selection of drinks. We enjoyed the pisco sour!

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FaunaHyR, Gerente at Fauna Restaurant, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thanks a lot for your comment, we work so hard every day for give to our customer the best service and can enjoy the view of the bay. Are welcome again for the next round of pisco sour!
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