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Chilean Cooking Class And Anti-tours For ValparaIso .

Almirante Montt 448 | Cafe Vinilo, Valparaiso 2371566, Chile
+56 32 223 0665
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Crazy drivers

Good alternative view of the city. Agree price beforehand or else haggle at the end as started off... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Derby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent tour of seldom seen parts of Valparaiso

Gonzalo did not take us to the usual tourist sights on the Anti-tour in March, 2016. As an... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
Charlotte, Vt
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Taking a Chilean cuisine class with El café Vinilo’s chef was by far one of the best experiences I had in Valparaíso . This is the only place in the city that introduces participants to the history and culture of Chile and its food.The participants get to cook 5 to 6 traditional Chilean dishes. Gonzalo the chef gives the class in Spanish and English.Pebre, Pisco Sour, Ceviche ( The Chef explains the difference between Chilean and Peruvian Ceviche) Charquican (one of the most important dishes in Chile) Chuchoca de Maíz and Puré de papas con Naranja y menta which is a mi of mashed potatoes with oranges and mint .Before the class starts, we get all the ingredients needed at the local market where you can find all the typical Chilean fruits and vegetables.The class includes enough food samplings for most people to not need lunch afterwards
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Almirante Montt 448 | Cafe Vinilo, Valparaiso 2371566, Chile
+56 32 223 0665
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Good alternative view of the city. Agree price beforehand or else haggle at the end as started off very expensive.

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Gonzalo did not take us to the usual tourist sights on the Anti-tour in March, 2016. As an architect and city planner, we were thrilled that he showed us urban redevelopment areas, new worker housing, and interesting neighborhoods that are not on Free Tour route....More

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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Gonzalo made us a great tour of Valparaiso: authentic, individual, not touristic, in English and in Spanish. And we met lovely Chilean people, for example the ladies from the empanada shop (best empanadas ever!!!), the baker and his family (best bread ever!!!) but I stop...More

Thank divadelasoul
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Gonzalo is an amazing chef and what a great time we had with him on the class. We are still cooking his pevre and ceviche all the way here in Singapore, and using all the delicious salts in our cooking :) Highly recommended and represents...More

Thank cjy99
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Taking this cooking class with the great chef Gonzalo Lara was one of the highlight of our stay in Valparaiso. He gave us a real taste of Chile, helping us preparing typical chilean dishes. Creative, enthusiastic, interesting, thoughtful and also funny, he is a amazing...More

Thank Benito_Decortes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We spent all day with Gonzalo learning about Chilean cuisine. We went to an open air market and bought all the ingredients for our meal. We then went to his family home where we where we cooked for hours and ate our food with his...More

Thank Ali B
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Of our 5 days in Valparaíso, one afternoon with Gonzalo stands out as the highlight. The very moment he picked us up in his car we knew we were in for a special experience. Between a visit to the market, a stop at his parents...More

Thank clancornel
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Want to find the longest street in Valparaiso? The house where Neruda lived in hiding? The best bakery, empanadas, restaurant in the city? Then you must take the Anti tour! Gonzalo showed us so much in three hours--restoration sites, spectacular views, quiet neighborhoods and elegant...More

Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Gonzalo loves the city, the people and even the dogs of Valparaiso, and it shows for every minute of this very personal and intimate "anti-tour". Not perhaps for those who prefer the bland impersonality and predictability of official coach tours (if there are any such...More

Reviewed 3 February 2016

My husband and I got to know Valparaiso through this trip in a way not possible on our own. We did not have or want a car in this city of narrow, steep, windy roads. Gonzalo navigated the canyons and hills expertly and showed us...More

Thank trehugr
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6 July 2016|
Response from Ali B | Reviewed this property |
We simply emailed Gonzalo, he met us a a restaurant, where everyone already knew him. Then we paid him cash. The cost depends on what you are doing. We emailed back and forth to find a date, time and cost. The whole... More