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El Chiringuito de Zapallar

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$$ - $$$
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Camino Costero - Caleta Zapallar, Zapallar, Chile
+56 33 274 1024
12:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 17:30
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Santiago, Chile
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is picture perfect and the ambience is truly... we are on the beach front! Full marks here. The service is also attentive and courteous and above Chile average (Ok for those who know Chile that might seem like setting the bar very low... :-) ) Obviously it is a mainly fish restaurant and we didn't even look at... More 

Thank Stef75DXB
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the incredible view of the ocean to the tasty machas and fresh seafood, El Chiringuito is a definite must when visiting Zapallar! Excellent salmon & swordfish, fresh bread and white wine paired beautifully with the sunset.

Thank TravelersForLife2
London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic lunch at El Chiringuito. The service was excellent, wine very good and food phenomenal. I can highly recommended the swordfish. It is worth book in advance and requesting an outside table with a view of the sea/ local pelicans which fly right past your table... amazing experience!

Thank Oliver M
Miami Shores, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am an American married to a Chilean and have been coming to this restaurant for 15 years. The location is amazing and the seafood is very good. However, things have changed over the years- the food is now overpriced and the place has a snooty vibe. If you want a cool, hip vibe, this is not the place. I... More 

Thank DebMontero
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simple little seafood restaurant nustled on the pacific coast. Shrimp entre with chilli delicious and the main courses simple, good size and pleasant enough all made special by the beautiful view. Worth a look

Thank alextP8567UM
Santiago, Chile
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Location,, amazing !!! Beautiful and peaceful. It's a perfect place to relax with family. Macha a la parmesana !!!

Thank Kee S
Mont Tremblant, Canada
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a spectacular setting on the bay. The restaurant is alfresco with a patio floor of crushed seashells. The fish is fresh and excellent. The service matches the excellent Chilean cuisine. After lunch go for a walk up the hillside and along the sea wall.

1 Thank Chris P
Plano, Texas
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174 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious scallops, good shrimp, fair fish and terrible steak. If you go here except slow service like most places in Chile. We went with a large group and had a good time. After dinner the walk on the beach was fun.

1 Thank Safarwith3kids
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely, quite lunch with the children. The seafood quality is very good, only surpassed by the service we received. Very attentive, helpful and polite. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys great seafood and great service. Thank you all.

Thank Guaufito
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has an amazing view! The service was great and the food was delicious. The seats were comfortable. Seagulls often perched on the rails near the outdoor tables 😊.

Thank Jon P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Seafood, Mediterranean, Chilean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 17:30
12:30 - 17:30
12:30 - 17:30
12:30 - 17:30
12:30 - 17:30
12:30 - 17:30
12:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camino Costero - Caleta Zapallar, Zapallar, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Zapallar
  • Phone Number: +56 33 274 1024

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