Recommended by Fodor's and myself ;) This is the only restaurant located just in front of the Valparaiso's central market, very close to Ascensores Artilleria. Here you can find freshest seafood (hello! it's 2 blocks away from the sea, and 5 feet from the market!!). Try one of the wide varieties of Ceviche dishes as well as seafood hotpots.
Favorite Dish: CEVICHE!!
Sits in the midst of the historical zone--patrimonio--this old renovated building serves as an outstanding restaurant and respite from average eating housed in Chile. Really international standards--choice of foods, wines, attention from staff, hygiene. Highly recommend this after a long tour or before boarding an ocean liner.
Favorite Dish: Fillo wrapped congrio, the deep sea fish that is so well known here in these parts.
The end of a crazy night,we enter the J.Cruz with my stomach growling,and shortly thereafter we are served a tremendous "chorillana" ; a typical local dish..
"Chorrillana" is a traditional and special dish of the J.Cruz..made by fried potatoes, covered with sauteed onion,steak and to top it off,a fried egg.WOW..the best taste of heaven:)
You should go there and have a lunch or dinner..and,if you EVER do not visit J.Cruz ,please NEVER do not tell your friends or your mom&dad that I've been in Valparaiso:)
I am sure that J.Cruz is the best place after the DANCE..because of,you need more energy for further more..Don't forget a bottle of Chilen Merlot..The best combination of life..and the end of nite..you'll feel that you're being a Chilean..and start to say TIBURON TIBURON...
The random ornaments,a scattered collection of antique oddities,among them old water filters made of China,diverse artifacts from mariners and black and white murals of old Valparaiso created the ideal mood..it was amazing..thanks God:) ofcourse you too Matita.ajajajaja
Favorite Dish: "CHORRILLANA"
Restaurant Milan y lo de Pancho is a wonderful old restaurant. The service is excellent, the prices are reasonable and the food is delicious. I had stuffed avocado, shellfish soup, merluza (hake) and ice cream, with a bottle of Chilean white wine. It was a great meal.
The restaurant is actually two in one. It faces on to two streets. At the front, on Calle Blanco, it is called Milan while on Calle Cochrane it is Lo de Pancho, but it's basically the same place. I ate in the Lo de Pancho section, which is a bit like an old-style Parisian restaurant. It is also an atmospheric, late night drinking spot.
Typical price per person about C$7,500.
Open daily from 10am to 5am.
I thought this restaurant was really really good as far as authentic Chilean seafood restaurants go. It is in a fabulous location at the Caleta Portales, right next to the fishermen's wharf so you an be assured of a fresh catch! The interior of the restaurant is decorated in sea and boating themes and has an "upper deck" which looks like a ship. The restaurant's exterior has a large hanging shark which you can't miss.
If you don't book a table it is likely that you will have to wait but it was definitely worth the wait.
We paid 33,100 pesos for an entree to share, two mains, two desserts, two soft drinks and a bottle of wine.
Favorite Dish: I had the Corvina (Sea Bass) done in the Ocean style which was various shellfish sauteed in herbs and olive oil. It was absolutely delicious! We also had the Calamares Apanados (crumbed squid rings) for an entree. The dessert menu is also very good.
This is a great place for a meal or a glass of wine. The atmosphere reminds the old times. music , strictly vinyls playing, the ambient, locals and the staff make it a unique place.
DONT MISS IT!!!!
the food is excellent and the wine is chilean, personally I found it very good.
The restaurant came highly recommended from our hostel's owner. He was absolutely right.
The place has local ambiance, great food and service. We were told to order any seafood & we were not disappointed. Very fresh & well prepared, big portions. We don't speak Spanish, but it was not a problem, since the owner & his son are fluent in English. After dinner we were even given a complimentary after dinner liquor which was delicious. Also, from what we gathered, they make freshly squeezed strawberry & pineapple juice, it was out of this world delicious.
It cost us about $22 for dinner with drinks & tips
Favorite Dish: grilled congrio & reineta were the best!!
Small and cozy, the name implies what it's all about... great pasta dishes that are homemade with enchanting sauces and a fine selection of Chilean wine. Before you even order, you will be presented a basket of various breads followed by a couple of plates of unique and tasty hors d'oeuvres. All quite continental! The pasta dishes were truly exquisite and well presented. The best part, for us, was that the meal size was manageable. All too often, especially with pasta dishes, the plate overflows to the point that you lose your appetite with the recogntion that you'll never wade through it all. Not here. The portions were perfect and you will be delightfully sated at the conclusion of your meal! Apparently, reservations are imperative due to it's popularity and small size.
Favorite Dish: We ordered a four cheese gnocchi and a spaghetti carbonera. The food was excellent, well presented and the sauces, although rich, were not over-powering. Our two dishes with a great Chilean Syrah ($30.00 or so) yielded a final bill of $66.00 including tip. I reckon a similar meal back home might have approached $100.00.
I haven't being inside of the restaurant,maybe next time..I just had some pictures..
It has amazing terrace and you can see an other picturesque view of Valparaiso but when you look at the sea,you'll see thousands containers and remembered a part of job:)
Favorite Dish: Sorry for "satisfaction,price"notices..you know..
It was my first day in Valparaiso,after a long walk of hills..we had very lovely and delicious lunch in there.Very simple place but it has a good taste..and has a breath taking view of the city.You want to stay in there hours and hours..
PERFECTO..MUCHAS GRACIAS TIA MATTY:)
Favorite Dish: When they asked me,"what do you want"I said, I don't care but just seafood..and I had seabrass(fried)&fried potato,local beer-Cristal- and our traditional tomato salads..because we are tomato family:)... The kids had chicken and alot of ketchups..and I must say that they have very friendly service...
Is old restaurant located in Valparaiso, in Caleta el Membrillo.
Famous place in the zone, in the same place they have the San Pedro Statue, that every june celebrate him with lots of little boat, is the fishmen saint of the zone.
Favorite Dish: Seafood is good, machas a la parmesana, means muscle with cheese and bake it.
Used to be nice place long time ago, now was different, but still the food flavor isnt too bad.
Está en el cerro Bellavista y tiene unas vistas espectaculares sobre la bahía , los cerros de Valparaiso y el ascensor Espíritu Santo
It is in the Bellavista hill and it has spectacular views to the bay , the Valparaiso hills and the Espírtu Santo elevator
Favorite Dish: Después de tomar un pisco y una cola de mono llegó el caldillo de congrio que estaba fenomenal
After taking a pisco and a cola de mono ( monkey tale ) a conger eel soup arrived that was excellent
The Vista of all the bay of Valparaiso, make this coffee a very special place, visited by many tourists, located in the exit of elevator artillery and to side stroll 21 of May.
La vista de toda la bahía de Valparaíso, hace que este café sea un lugar muy especial, visitado por muchos turistas, ubicado a la salida de ascensor artillería y a lado paseo 21 de mayo.
Favorite Dish: They have a variety of local typical food, although I seated to take only a coffee and to observe the view of the bay
Tienen una variedad de comida típica local, aunque solo me senté a tomar una café y observar la vista de la bahía
If u like to eat seafood...and by the sea, this is the place to go. Delicious fried fishes, salands, rice, anything to acoompany your dish...u can ask for a seafood soup..great smell...delicious...there's no other adjective for that...
Favorite Dish: Locos con Mayonesa::.
The mos delicious thing on earth!!!
This Café is on top of the cerro Artilleria and offers a spectacular view over the harbor and the whole city of Valparaiso. The owner is an artist and has created quite a few artworks inside his little restaurant - paintings, woodcarvings and the like.
There is a wonderful terrace with a fantastic view and the food is delicious!
The only drawback might be, that this place is pretty popular, since it is mentioned in at least one Germans guide book, but we were lucky and were the only guests there, so be sure to give it a try!
Favorite Dish: We had empanadas, chicken and fish and all of it was excellent!