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ViaVia Cafe

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££ - £££
Belgian, Cafe, European, Chilean, Vegetarian Friendly
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Almirante Montt 217, Valparaiso 2380008, Chile
+56 32 319 2134
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Valparaiso, Chile
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have not been to our most favourite restaurant in Valparaíso for quite some time! My husband is unwell at the moment and find it difficult to sit and enjoy for hours on end as we used to do at ViaVia Café in their lovely and tranquil garden! We look forward to being back there very soon to enjoy their... More 

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Thank Reinet101
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose this restaurant in Valparaiso as it is in a great area and the courtyard looked cute. We had beers and ordered sandwiches, as a lot of the other food was very heavy and not right for a hot summers day. The sandwich were priced very well compared to what is on offer in Valparaiso, as... More 

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Thank HelenSunSeeker
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So happy to find this sanctuary of a restaurant- I'm vegan and I was happy to find a dish that wasn't just pasta sin queso or ensalada! My boyfriend also enjoyed their food and pisco sours! The owner is also lovely and they have the cutest cat there too!

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Thank Adelaide H
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 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.

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Thank Matteo G
Ewoud D, Gerente at ViaVia Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Matteo, Thank you for your comment. We deeply regret our experience in our restaurant has been a bad experience. Our fish and chips is home made, portioned and in high season sometimes frozen to guarantee freshness and hygiene. Our kitchen clearly made an error when they fried the fish and did not check the temperature. We guarantee it was... More 

Queens, New York
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211 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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 

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Thank Mike4TraveI
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

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.

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Thank Adriaan C
New York City, New York
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 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 

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1 Thank IslandGirlNYC
Ewoud D, Gerente at ViaVia Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comment. It was a pleasure to have you in our restaurant and christmas eve was also for us a great night, we enjoyed every part of it. More 

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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Arjen B
Sedona, Arizona
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

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1 Thank Jeffr0
Philadelphia, PA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
Belgian, Cafe, European, Chilean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, 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
Description
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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