Valparaíso & the Central Coast restaurants

Top Choice Chilean in Valparaíso

El Peral

The menu at this beloved cafe above Ascensor El Peral is written on chalkboards each morning and typically includes the freshest ingredients from the sea. Pair your food with invigorating fruit juices, local craft b…
Top Choice Chilean in Viña Del Mar


Don't let the simple storefront fool you: the plates here are works of art, the ingredients are fresh, the wine list is intriguing and the service is sublime. From the herb-filled butters and breads you get when you…
Top Choice International in Casablanca Valley Wineries

Casa Botha

Let the gregarious South African owner David usher you through a long and lazy lunch with surprising wine pairings from boutique producers at this eclectic restaurant, built entirely from recycled materials. The men…
Top Choice Chilean in Valparaíso

El Internado

Soaring Valpo views, well-priced Chilean sandwiches and silky-smooth pisco sours make this funky new spot on Pasaje Dimalow a favorite among locals. Head to the basement level in the evenings for art shows, poetry r…
Top Choice Chilean in Valparaíso

Chinchinero Sabor Propio

Extremely flavorful and very filling set breakfasts or lunches make this funky 10-table cafe the best value in town. There are also delicious cakes, coffees and empanadas.
Seafood in Valparaíso & the Central Coast

El Chiringuito

Everyone who’s anyone in Zapallar makes a point of lunching at El Chiringuito, where terrace tables look out over the rocks and hungry pelicans fishing for their dinner. Seafood is the obvious choice, and the menu h…
Chilean in Valparaíso


One of the best decks in town is found at this hip lounge and restobar (with a sophisticated attached hotel). It's a top spot for locals to suck down craft beers, cocktails and wine, and boasts an alluring seafood-h…
Seafood in Valparaíso

Apice Cocina De Mar

Just 20 people per night have the privilege of dining in this exclusive low-lit seafood den on Cerro Alegre. The fish is caught the same day you eat it, and the wine list only includes small producers from neighbori…
Seafood in Valparaíso & the Central Coast

La Canasta

You will feel as though you've entered into a woodsy wonderland when you walk through the doors of this quirky restaurant; its 2nd-floor terrace offers sweeping sea views. Come for ceviches, pizzas and fresh fish.
Italian in Valparaíso

Pasta e Vino

If you want to compete with local foodies, it's worth reserving ahead. You'll be dining on inventive seasonal pastas in a sleek, intimate atmosphere with only a dozen tables.