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“just wonderful!”
Review of La Ciboulette

La Ciboulette
Ranked #19 of 518 Restaurants in Vina del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tipical type very little bistro restaurant served by their Belgian owners
Reviewed February 6, 2014

First of all, we won't stop raving about this restaurant for a very long time. Not many restaurants have surpassed mine or my husband's expectations, but this one is in a class of its own. We read the reviews by other visitors before arriving, but went with an open mind. We found the mother and son to be very friendly and helpful and did not in any way find them to be cold or hostile. They had no pretense, just real people. The food was just amazing, and for what you get, the food is definitely not expensive! Every dish is hand made with obviously fresh and very high quality ingredients. You are paying for what you get. For starters we ordered the onion soup to share, my husband had the pork pate, I had the salmon with cream cheese. For the main dishes, my husband had the confit du conard and I had beef bourguignon. For dessert we had tarte tatan and creme brulee. We also asked for them to make a suggestion of wine which paired nicely with our meal. Every dish was wonderful and we left feeling comfortably full and satisfied. The ambiance of the place is very cosy, not at all too small. The decorations have been well thought out to create a feeling of being in a real European family restaurant. Highly recommend this place!

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

First, the menú is way overpriced for the location. Second, the red wine we ordered was served chilled with an insulting explanation. Third, no starches (potato, rice, etc.) accompanied the entree. Lastly, the Owner asked how we heard about the restaurant and requested us to add a good review on this website. Guess how we responded?

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4  Thank stonewall2014
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Marie_h_l_ne_G456, Propietario at La Ciboulette, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014
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Estimado Señor,
Me permito responder a su critica pues según lo que tenemos entendido los vinos de cepa Pinot Noir se sirven helados. Desde que abrimos nuestro restaurante en el año 1995, todos nuestros platos son servidos con un acompañamiento incluido. Ustedes ordenaron respectivamente un pescado ( palometa o en ingles yellowtail fish ) el cual venia acompañado de una ensalada y papas nativas del sur de Chile, vuestro acompañante pidió un Boeuf Bourguignon el cual venia servido con puré de papas. su cuenta ascendió a 65 Usd por una botella de vino, dos aguas minerales y dos platos de fondo. Quizás sea prudente y verifique los precios de mercado en Chile y los compare con los precios de Norte America o Europa. Puede que se de cuenta que Chile a pesar de ser un país del continente Sudamericano sea bastante mas costoso que los paises de los continentes antes mencionados.

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Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

We discovered this cozy house where mom & son cook amazing French/Belgian food just like at home. Our party of 9 tried the tartar, their paté, salade, soup, coq au vin et la blanquette de veau... Their confit du canard was the best I've tried in Chile. Good wine selection and their kind service makes you feel like home... Outstanding & delicious! Make sure you leave room for a financier aux poires ou une creme brulée!

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Based on Tripadvisor reviews I went with my wife on a Friday night.
I knew it was a little place, and it was packed. The owner was the only one taking orders.
The service was toooooo slowwwwww.
Food was great, not out of this world as I was expecting for the price, but good enough.
We had to wait for about 45 minutes for our main dishes.
When I asked for the check the credit card machine didn't work and had to wait for about 15 more minutes to pay. The owner was calling to the company of the credit card machine, had to remote restart it, and finally worked. At least I expected a coffe for all the inconveniences, but nothing.

Besides my bad luck that thay, I would honestly say it´s a good restaurant, but not an overall great restaurant and personally I wouldn't recommend it

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Thanks to TA for this recommendation. The place is tiny and unassuming but the food and service are out of this world! There were 4 in our party and everyone's meal was superb from start to finish. Our main dishes included sea bass in red pepper chutney, duck confit and beef bourguignon. We all agreed it was the best meal we've ever had anywhere in the world! Jean Yves was a delightful server and very attentive both before and after all the tables were filled. I wish I could have another piece of his chocolate torte with orange/ginger ice cream! I hope to have an opportunity to go back to Vina Del Mar so that I can experience the culinary delights of La Ciboulette again! If you are traveling there, be sure to put it on your must experience list!

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