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“Intelligent extrapolation of the comida chilena conceit”
Review of Cafe Vinilo

Cafe Vinilo
Ranked #30 of 461 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Chilean
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Chilean cooking is not great at flavour, but here they at least understand texture. Nice use of walnuts (mariposas) in the mash (pulpo). The rabbit was of the bleached-white, farm-fattened kind. I've been to Vinilo four times, and the rabbit's the best. No horse on the menu. They sell local beer, but unfortunately, it's not very good. A great example of intelligent, touristic cooking with a lovely atmosphere. The ice-cream, showcasing Chilean fruit, is outstanding.

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Thank Pit L
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We enjoyed our lunch at this restaurant very much! There was no English menu, but the waitress was able to assist us with most translation. Service was quick as was the food arriving to our table. Reasonable prices as well. Nice view of passing street action if you like that sort of outlook.

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Thank 4evaLuv-Holidays
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Good local food and wines. All dishes were very tasty. Good atmosphere and friendly staff. Well worth a visit. Tip - Try the local digestive after your meal.

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Thank Wayne T
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We had a delicious lunch here, with excellent service from the friendly, smiling staff. They take pride in their unique dishes, which use local ingredients and preserve some traditional Chilean flavors. We had ceviche, mashed potatoes with orange and mint and Mapuche sopapillas with salsa - fantastic!!! Vinilo means vinyl and they play jazz and big band music from their large collection of LPs, creating a soothing, old-time ambience. The waiter explained the history of the building, which used to be a butcher’s, and still uses the refurbished marble cutting block as a long table.

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Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Passed this place during the day and made a note to come back in the evening, and were well rewarded.
Food is excellent- one of the best out of all the chilean restaurants we visited in 3 weeks. It's 'modern' chilean cuisine, but here that doesn't mean you're being served off the wall flavours in tiny portions, it means getting excellent food, prepared with obvious care and attention.
There's an extensive selection of good wine as well, and the serving staff were knowledgable and happy to give recommendations.
Atmosphere is fantastic as well. The varied decoration and old tiled floors lend it a genuine feel, and listening to the sound of their vinyl records being played in the background makes it stand out as a restaurant experience.
The chef here advertises cooking classes, we wish we had had time to take one.

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Thank hughrkly
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