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ViaVia Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Belgian, European, Chilean
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Almirante Montt 217, Valparaiso 2380008, Chile
+56 32 319 2134
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was horrible, warmed up in microwave and frozen inside. We told it to the manager, and they just warmed more the food, thus it became hard and disgusting. Very bad service.

Thank Matteo G
Queens, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place Christmas Eve and found this gem after not being able to get a table at another restaurant. Sometimes 2nd choices work out better than expected. The turkey came with a gravy that I never even remotely tasted before. What a Wow! The service and outdoor dining in a little courtyard was a great experience... More 

Thank Mike4TraveI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this hotel is in 1 word 'nice' with a stunning view and in the bar you have really nice beers. the price is rather cheap so you can't not like this hotel. the owner takes time to explain things so that helps if you don't know the region.

Thank Adriaan C
New York City, New York
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a local friend. Alas, we neglected to make Christmas Eve reservations (a must in Valparaiso). Still, we wandered in and the staff were kind enough to fit us in, while cautioning that they might not be able to give us the set menu. We had such a special evening: the ambiance, the kindness of the... More 

1 Thank IslandGirlNYC
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We went there for lunch. The set menu was good and the price was fair. The sandwich vegetariano was tasteful, especially the bread was good. We were happy with the Belgium beers, especially the rochefort!! The staff was ok, not super.

Thank Arjen B
Sedona, Arizona
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped at ViaVia on a sunny afternoon and both ordered the three course lunch. At 8,900 pesos ($12/usd), it was the gourmet bargain that I was searching for. My wife had a salad dish and I had a cream of lettuce soup to start, both of which were delicious. We both had a fish dish with an incredible sweet... More 

1 Thank Jeffr0
Philadelphia, PA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great bar. Did not get a chance to try the food, but we stopped by a couple of times during our Valpo vacation for Belgian beers, wine, and cat snuggles. Lovely breezy outdoor spot with reasonable prices. Very chill. I highly recommend.

1 Thank lam5058
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

After seeing the sign for the menu I decided to give it a try. The menu included three meals and was cheap (6900 CLP) when considering the included, very delicious dishes. Definitely worth a visit!

1 Thank Florian S
Ewoud D, Propietario at ViaVia Cafe, responded to this review

thank you very much for sharing your experience and we are very happy you enjoyed our restaurant! More 

La Serena, Chile
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Go for the set menu otherwise your meal may be a little underwhelming. We ordered sandwiches which were tasty but a little on the small side considering the price.

Thank car0lyn66
Dublin, Ireland
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317 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

ViaVia was one of the only places open on Christmas eve and had a fantastic value set menu. While the food was fine, given the day that was in it and the fact that the staff had to work on what was their Christmas day, I really couldn't fault the service we received. The dessert was particularly nice and the... More 

Thank Jill_Dublin_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Belgian, European, Chilean
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Almirante Montt 217, Valparaiso 2380008, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +56 32 319 2134
ViaViaCafe Valparaiso is a Belgian Bistro in a restored Art Deco house of the 1940´s. In our restaurant with a large, green terrace on Cerro Alegre Valparaiso, you can eat typical Belgian sweet or savory snacks such as waffles or Belgian stew in beer sauce with fries. You can also enjoy our Belgian beers, or a breezy martini or a glass of wine. Our restaurant is located on Cerro Alegre, 20 meters from Cerro Concepcion, in the UNESCO world heritage site of the port of Valparaíso.Brussels Waffles: These light and crispy waffles from Brussels, the capital of Belgium, are internationally renowned. Crepes are light pancakes, which can be served sweet or savory. Sweet crepes in ViaViaCafe are served with fruit and whipped cream or with chocolate sauce.Do you prefer savory? Then you should definitely try our salty crepes. A nutritious snack that is served in France and Belgium as a refreshment or light lunch. Beer stew with Belgian fries = Thé ViaViaCafe’s classic dish: slow cooked beef in a spicy beer sauce, served with hand cut fries that are baked twice until crispy in vegetable oil.

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