Top 10 restaurants in Valparaiso, Chile

January 15, 2018 Joeann Galban

Only 70 miles northwest of capital Santiago, Valparaiso is Chile's main port and known for its bohemian, artistic vibe and lovely vistas. Its UNESCO-designated historic downtown offers charming colonial architecture, great seafood restaurants, markets and stores. Take 100-year-old funicular Ascensor Artilleria or climb Cerro Concepcion for stunning ocean and city views. Back at street level, visit writer Pablo Neruda's house.
Things to do in Valparaiso

1. Restaurant La Concepcion

Papudo 541, Valparaiso 2370621, Chile Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Chilean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$353 +56 32 249 8192
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Restaurant La Concepcion

Reviewed By KWH70 - Toronto, Canada

While perhaps on the pricier end of the spectrum, the food here is absolutely worth it. In a country overwhelmed with ceviche options, this place made it truly shine, while maintaining the core simplicity of the dish. Likewise a local dish, basically clams broiled with cheese, rises to the occasion, feeling neither heavy, nor having he cheese overpower the delicate flavours of the clams. Even a salad managed to delight, with fresh berries and a raspberry dressing to gently sweeten the greens, without being cloying.
Excellent service, a good wine list, and great view overlooking the harbour round out a satisfying dinner.

2. Samsara

Cerro Alegre. Almirante Montt 427, Valparaiso 2380028, Chile Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$196 +56 32 259 2492
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 385 reviews

Samsara

Reviewed By Cara N

We first found this restaurant on trip adviser and went back twice.It was the best thai food that we have had outside of Thailand.My son got the phad thai twice and I got panang curry with tofu, also twice. My husband got phad thai and the chicken curry. We loved it all and will definitely visit again if we are back in Valparaiso. ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

3. Malandrino

Almirante Montt 532 | Cerro Alegre, Valparaiso 2371567, Chile Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$157 +56 32 318 4827
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 675 reviews

Malandrino

Reviewed By damselflyspotter - England

The restaurant was busy and had an authentic pizza oven, with hand made pizza so we had high hopes for the meal. Unfortunately we were disappointed. The Base was crispy and of good quality. The toppings left a lot to be desired though. The grated cheese was not melted. The marinara had far too much tomato paste with just anchovies, olives and capers. The dried herbs were overpowering and spoilt the pizza.

Staff were nice. Wine was good. Didn’t get offered dessert, so decided against trying one, after the disappointment of the pizza.

4. Restaurant Maralegre

Higuera 133 | Cerro Alegre, Valparaiso 2370540, Chile Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar Seafood, Chilean, Contemporary Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +56 32 236 5350
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

Restaurant Maralegre

MarAlegre offers a contemporary cuisine that rescues the ingredients of the area, with an emphasis on seafood. The warmth of the interior lounge and outdoor Terrace are the perfect atmosphere for a buffet breakfast and a la carte lunch and dinners, with an unbeatable view of the bay of Valparaiso

Reviewed By John F - Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

After wandering the narrow streets of Valparaiso we foud this recommended restaurant. As we entered we were struck by the elegance and the aspect overseeing Valparaiso and the harbour. We were then treted to a wonderful meal with outstanding service and a delightful ambience and...MoreDear John, We also had a wonderfull time with you.. twice! Thank you for sharing your experience in this site You will be more than welcome in a next oportunity. Warm regards, Trinidad

5. Espiritu Santo

Hector Calvo 392, Valparaiso 2381529, Chile Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Chilean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$235 +56 32 327 0443
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 434 reviews

Espiritu Santo

Reviewed By WorldTravelerTampa - Tampa, Florida

Excellent Seafood and Warm and Efficient Service.
This restaurant is recommended by our private tour company “Upscape” of Chile. We have been to the Casablanca region of the wine country prior to arriving to this restaurant for a seafood lunch.
The restaurant only have menu in Spanish, but our tour guide assured us that they speak English here and we’ll be able to order without any issues.
The restaurant is empty at 1:00pm in the afternoon and we were able to receive prompt Seating and service. The place was later filled up with Local people around 2:00pm, apparently the locals eats lunch a lot later then Americans.
The service was warm and efficient. Our server lady was able to describe menu item for us and helped us to select our seafood Entrees.
All three of us had selected different seafood/Fish Entrees (my husband and I both had the rock fish, but prepared differently) and I also shared a ceviche appetizer with my husband.
The food came out fairly promptly, nice and warm and with Beautiful presentations. The fish was fresh and delicious!
The Entrees price are around $20-25 USD and appetizers are around $12-15. It is probably on the expensive side in this city, but the quality speaks for itself!
I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are ever in the seaside city.

6. Il Paparazzo

Papudo 424, Valparaiso 2370686, Chile Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$471 +56 32 327 9197
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 438 reviews

Il Paparazzo

Inspirado en la pelicula "La Dolce Vita" de Fellini y ambientado con un exquisito estilo de los anos 50 con aires contemporaneos, este restaurant se ubica a pocos metros del Ascensor Concepcion, Paseo Gervasoni y Casa Mirador de Lukas. Su especialidad es Cocina Mediterranea, en donde la fusion de sabores es la protagonista de su carta..Pastas rellenas, variedad de pescados y mariscos (corvina, pescado de roca, atun de Isla de Pascua, Salmon del Sur de Chile, Pulpo del Norte, machas), carnes, ensaladas y deliciosos postres. Ademas cuenta con una amplia variedad de vinos y cocktails, ideal para acompanarlos con lo mejor de su gastronomia

Reviewed By pbjammin - San Francisco, California

After two weeks in Antartica, we visited Val Paraíso in Chile. Our first dinner was at Il Paparazzo. Everything about it was just what we wanted. The restaurant is charming with exposed stone, rustic beams, and wide plank floors. Our waiter, Sebastian, is absolutely charming and attentive. The food was excellent. We ordered a pasta and a meat dish, and two glasses of wine. All was wonderful, but we were tempted by the chocolate dessert—oh my! Visually beautiful, chocolate enhanced by fruit, orange and raspberry, absolutely perfect. Ask for the decaf espresso, an unusual offering in Chile, but just what I wanted with the dessert.
We live and dine in San Francisco, so have a high standard. Il Paparazzo lived up to and surpassed our experiences in our home town. I can absolutely recommend this charming and excellent restaurant.

7. Cafe del Pintor

Urriola 652 | Cerro Alegre, Valparaiso 2370880, Chile Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Chilean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$78 - HK$102 +56 32 223 7023
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 728 reviews

Cafe del Pintor

Reviewed By banstead - Reigate, United Kingdom

Not far from our hotel, the set menu sounded good so we decided to eat there having walked around and surveyed most places!
Overall impressed, food was good, nothing too complicated and a set menu. Staff were very friendly and spoke good english, nice atmosphere, all ages and nationalities when we were there.
Only downside is cash only, we managed.

8. El Peral

Subida El Peral 182 | A Pasos Del Ascensor El Peral y El Paseo Yugoslavo, Valparaiso 2370539, Chile Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Private Dining South American, Seafood, Chilean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$94 - HK$212 +56 32 336 1353
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 329 reviews

El Peral

"In the heart of Cerro Alegre and steps of Yugoslav short walk you will find El Peral Restorant; a cozy Terrace and beautiful garden overlooking the harbor and the old town of Valparaiso. The warm and spontaneous attention to their creators, from several artistic areas, merge into their cooking skills, giving life to a kitchen that plays with seasonal ingredients and traditional recipes of all around the world deliveran special a unique label to the peralino's flavor. In the menu you can find fish, pasta, seafood, salads, soups, delicious desserts and an exquisite Italian coffee. This unique place, located a few meters away from the El Peral traditional elevator, rescues traditional architecture and adobe walls, mixed up with beautiful sculptures and a really nice silkscreen wall-art, are the ingredients that complete this unforgettable experience facing the chilean oldest neighborhood.

Reviewed By CulinarySnob - Maryland

Charming location with a garden veranda looking over the bay. Friendly low key service. Superb ceviche. Excellent merluza (aka Hake) w gnocchi.

9. Apice Cocina De Mar

Lautaro Rosas 343 | Cerro Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Chilean, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +56 9 5708 9737
Excellent
82%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 441 reviews

Apice Cocina De Mar

Reviewed By henleigh - Sydney, Australia

A select menu that takes a fresh look at Chilean food with a French influence. Husband and I made alternate choices to try both selections in all the three courses and all were beautifully done. Flavoursome and enjoyable sitting close to the chefs. Small restaurant could do with a bit more for the ambiance but all about the food and had great service from the chefs wife. Successful family operation. Spent my birthday here and well worth it!

10. Bogarin

Plaza Victoria, 1670, Valparaiso, Chile Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch +56 32 221 4803
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Bogarin

Reviewed By Norma7610 - Stockholm, Sweden

El Bogarin is a juice bar, they have a huge amount of flavours and you can get the juices with or without milk. Without they are fresh and with milk they are a bit like a smoothie. They have a variety of sandwiches if you feel like having a quick bite with your juice, the only with chicken and avocado was delicious.

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