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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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Cochabamba, Bolivia
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had a historic attachment to El Chiringuito (note: for legal reasons, they recently shortened the name to "Chiringo"). I have come here every so often for the past 20 years and was pleased to see that they have been able to maintain the high quality of food and beverages served - this is still "the place" to go... More 

Thank cbehr01
Pomaire, Chile
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

El Chiringuito in Zapallar has a superb view and the food was very good but too pricey. I enjoyed the crab soufle and the ever delicious seafood appetizers, and then we were hit with a CL$190,000 tab which we thought was too steep for 4 people.

Thank Ivette H
washington dc
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This place is always great. We have been here 3-4 times and it has always delivered. While I think the food might be slightly better here than Cesar, the prices are also slightly higher. When traveling with young kids, this place can be a little trickier since it is a little nicer. The kids can plan in the sand and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The location of this restaurant is simply spectacular. It is right beside the ocean on a section of land that juts out very slightly so the dining area is almost surrounded by rocks with waves crashing close by. You have a choice of eating outside or inside. Definitely eat outside assuming the weather is reasonable. The main focus of the... More 

Thank Adam P
Santiago, Chile
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

If you go to Zapallar go there, simple fresh seafood in a great location. A little pricey but with not so many options, a place that will not let you down. We had the control and fried shrimps, all super yummy!

Thank nrh1974
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Recommended to us by my daughter (her favourite restaurant in Chile) Chiringuito had a lot to live up to. And it succeeded brilliantly. Of course, the location is a key element. Projected over the rocks looking over the Bay of Zapallar and the Pacific beyond with waves crashing all around. Magical. However, the food was definitely able to live up... More 

1 Thank Robert W
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

If in Zapallar, this restaurant is a must! The food & service are great and the views you get are fabulous. We've been there twice and definitely will continue to go back. It's approx an hour drive from Viña del Mar and and approx hour from Santiago.

Thank andrea g
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Waited twice as long as we were told, but worth it. View is amazing while you wait, and the seafood was fantastic. Highly recommend the Chupe de centolla, so yummy!

Thank Lucky13sf
Santiago, Chile
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Zapallar is what the Hamptons are to New York. Such an idyllic setting. Stunning houses with not a high-rise in sight. Beautiful manicured beach with lovely coastal walks. If there is one place you have to go for lunch if visiting Chile for a few days then THIS IS IT. Every time I have some guests we drive 2 hours... More 

Thank Poulter3768
Santiago, Chile
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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?