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El Don Criollo

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$$ - $$$
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Abtao 576, Cerro Concepcion, Valparaiso 2340000, Chile
Wed - Sun 12:30 - 19:00
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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of great restaurants in the Cerro Concepción area, but they tend to be quite pricey. This restaurant is reasonably priced and just as good (if not better) than the higher end restaurants in the area. They serve authentic Chilean cuisine in good sized portions for a great price. Oh and I can't forget to mention-- the... More 

Thank MeeshTheFoodie
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

We found El Don Criollo by chance and opted to have lunch based mostly on the menu board on the sidewalk. Great choice. The food was excellent, service great and a great value. Authentic Chilean cuisine. And don't miss the view from the terrace.

Thank R_newbury
Don c, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Don Criollo, responded to this review

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Pickering, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

While in Valparaiso the family and I decided to stop at El Don Criollo. It was just after lunch so the restaurant was not very busy so we were attended to immediately. We had a toddler with us, which the server took note of right away and offered their playing area with toys which I thought was a great start... More 

Thank O-Ernesto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

The food is excellent and plentifull, pleasant atmosphere and good service. Best of all is to enjoy the rich Chilean gastronomy

Thank Oscar R
Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

Altough the food was good enough when it eventually arrived, we had to wait almost two hours for our orders.

1 Thank JuliaVWeiss
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

We were very happy on visiting the beautiful city of Valparaiso and more than pleased to find the "Don Criollo Restaurant" !... Very nice ant typical atmosphere with a very friendly welcome and dedicate attention by the staff. The Menu is composed by typical plates and it's hard to decide among so delicious choice ! We selected different plates and... More 

Thank Pol B
Warsaw, Poland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Very nice restaurant with reasonable prices and good service. We ordered some beef with mushroom sauce and I must admit it was one of the best prepared beef I've ever tried. Also salmon with avocado-honey sauce was very interesting and original. If you like good food this place is worth to visit :)

1 Thank Helutka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

My friends and I were walking up and down Valparaiso all day and we were looking for something reasonable. Our main goal was to find somewhere with a view and don criollo invited us to sit in their rooftop room. There was 11 of us in a group and they sat us in the most majestic room in all of... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

After climbingup anddown Valpo's hills we were looking forward to a nice meal. Being a Sunday many of the restaurants along the waterfront were closed. We tokk the ascensor backup the Concepcion Hill and found one over priced, pretentious place after another. We were kindly saluted as we passed Don Criollo and took a glance at the menu. The prices... More 

Thank Hugh B
Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

El Don Criollo restaurant on Calle Abtao near the Iglesia Luterana de la Santa Cruz church (off green in colour) serves beautifully presented and tasty lunches and dinners. The salad has all the presentation of a 5 star restaurant with a desert of chocolate and caramel crepes that is heaven on a plate. If I had my choice again, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chilean, Latin, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 19:00
12:30 - 19:00
12:30 - 19:00
12:30 - 19:00
12:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abtao 576, Cerro Concepcion, Valparaiso 2340000, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 099159302

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?