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“Not EXACTLY in Valpariso, about an hour+ south but wonderful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Sauce

El Sauce
Ranked #56 of 416 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Cuisines: Chilean
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Bend, Oregon
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“Not EXACTLY in Valpariso, about an hour+ south but wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

This wonderful restaurant is NOT in Valpariso! We were staying in El Quisco, about an hour south of Valpo on the coast, and it was at least 45 minutes south of us! El Sauce is in a SMALL town just east of San Sabastion, called Lo Abarco. We went there after visiting the Pablo Neruda place at Isla Negra. The wonderful Casa Marin winery is also in La Abarco and a local church with awesome mosaics. But I digress...

The food here is wonderful. They specialize in pork and we had the best spare ribs we ever have had! (And my husband who cooks a mean rib dinner agrees!) The portions are enormous -- one meal will feed two! This place is worth finding if you are in the area but get a good map. There was only one small sign to Lo Abarca from our coastal road and the way out there was several miles on a hard-packed dirt road.


  • Visited October 2011
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