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“Excellent food”
Review of La Ciboulette

La Ciboulette
Ranked #17 of 499 Restaurants in Vina del Mar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$22
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Tipical type very little bistro restaurant served by their Belgian owners
cyprus
Level 6 Contributor
637 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 14 February 2013

We went there after reading trip advisor reviews. Here is the thing: the place looks like nothing from outside, you can very easily miss it. The interior is just Ok, small, tight, old fashioned type of cosy. In my opinion it could do with a face-lift. That is as far as criticism goes. The food is divine. We never go to the same place twice whilst on holiday. We broke the sacred rule in this case. So here is to the magnificent lady chef who prepared a fantastic quiche (salmon and spinach) a near sublime duck confit. Next day's salmon carpaccio was equally delicious, followed by an interesting risotto. Food was a little more expensive than many highly talked about joints in town. Wine list is small, you may choose less expensive or you might go for the higher priced stuff. It's up to you. W went for a more expensive wine, but could have had very nice bottle for much else. Would I recommend this place? Yes, wholeheartedly. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Delicious food in a charming restaurant”
Reviewed 1 February 2013

It is well worth seeking out this charming little restaurant, located away from the glitzy casino area of Viña. The food is delicious, satisfying and affordable. The service is hospitable and professional. The staff speak good English and French. I recommend the chocolate truffle with carrot ice cream – I may go back tonight to savour it again!

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Valparaiso, Chile
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The best place to enjoy french food house made full of taste”
Reviewed 2 January 2013 via mobile

A quiet place in viña del mar downtown ,it seem at firts time a little bit hidden .but when you get in there , you get yhe lovely and tender service from they owners, by the way only Marie Helene, the chef and his son jean yves who is doing the service at the room .Againg it's a must if you visit viña del mar
Pd note the phone number is +56996796111

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Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A "must visit" if you're in Viña Del Mar”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

We came in on a private day tour from Santiago, first stopping in the Valle de Casa Blanca. A quick jaunt through Valparaiso an then into Viña Del Mar. By this time the wife was starving so I fired up Trip Advisor and found this place. (Quick word of advice for fellow tourists: the taxi drivers and tour guys get commissions to get their guests to certain restaurants. These will inevitably be over-priced standard fare. Avoid!).
As always, My friends on trip advisor were spot on about this charming little restaurant. We would NEVER have noticed it, much less gone in, if not for TA. as it was, when I walked in at 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon there was nobody there, and some question as to whether we would be seated. The owners were very kind and we were treated to a scrumptious lunch for two, as well as great conversation. As I told my wife, it felt like we were at a friends for lunch. The place is tiny, with only 4 or 5 tables. We started with Champagne and appetizers: pâté for me and French opinion soup for her. Delicious both. We had lunch, highlighted by the wine pairings and her Confit Canard.
The owners (mother and son, from Belgium) were a delight. We weren't looking for dessert, but they insisted and we were delighted by what they served.
Yet another beautiful, charming restaurant found on TA.
Please, please visit this family owned restaurant when you visit Viña Del Mar.

  • Visited November 2012
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Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food in charming restaurant”
Reviewed 27 October 2012 via mobile

We went here because of Tripadvisors reviews and we were not disappointed. Beautiful food lovingly prepared by the amazing woman owner. On the night we were there she was maitre'd chef waiter and bartender all done with style and flair in the small dining room. Don't miss this if you come to Vina Del Mar

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