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El Chiringuito de Zapallar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Camino Costero - Caleta Zapallar, Zapallar, Chile
+56 33 274 1024
12:30 - 17:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 17:30
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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Plano, Texas
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164 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves a wide selection of seafood dishes of excellent quality. Attentive service - overlooking the sea.

Thank Mike B
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We tried to get reservations to celebrate a special date, and we where told they didn't have any available, but that if we arrived early we could still get a table. It was a good thing we got there just before they opened because the place isn't that big and it was packed. Reading the menu you get the feeling... More 

Thank Alfonso F
Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Casual, comfortable eatery perched along a rocky inlet. Outdoor patio dining in handcrafted furniture with views of the water, small fishing boats and the sea birds. Every dish was great, except mediocre French fries. Good service. Connected to a long stone walkway that makes its way along the water. Take the walk after your meal. Well worth the effort.

Thank SailsTampa
San Clemente, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We went 2 days in a row for lunch and had great service and the Jardin Maricos starter is to die for..Make sure you walk along the coastal trail before so you are hungry!!

Thank Erik S
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540 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and it was great. The staff does not speak English but are very warm and friendly. The seafood was very fresh and tasty. We had the abalone which was good. The crab pie was delicious. The views were spectacular. The razor clams were great

Thank Stelly3665
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

You can read my review from prior visits - it opens at 12:30 EVERYDAY(on Mondays, all restaurants in Zapallar are closed but this one). Justa glorious setting, high above the harbor on the southern end, freshest of seafood, tough to find but so worth it. Great service, amistad, and food....what else can you want...Viva Chirinquito!

Thank TimmyOT

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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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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?