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“Great surprise”
Review of La Ciboulette

La Ciboulette
Ranked #17 of 491 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
“Great surprise”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I've been visiting Viña for more that 15 years and only this past month I discovered this gem!
I was there on a week day so I had the chance to really get a feeling of the place on a quiet time.
The food and the service was excellent! I would go back just for another bite of the apple tart with "helado de haring tostada". The quiche of watercress and the salmon tartare very consistent in quality and flavor. The night we were there everyone in a nearby table was ordering the king crab (centolla) crepe, which we regretfully didn't order…next time!

  • Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, Chile
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Superb”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I am no expert on what constituets French cuisine; but regardless of that, the food at La Ciboulette is fantastic!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Ranjit T
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Santiago, Chile
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“just wonderful!”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

First of all, we won't stop raving about this restaurant for a very long time. Not many restaurants have surpassed mine or my husband's expectations, but this one is in a class of its own. We read the reviews by other visitors before arriving, but went with an open mind. We found the mother and son to be very friendly and helpful and did not in any way find them to be cold or hostile. They had no pretense, just real people. The food was just amazing, and for what you get, the food is definitely not expensive! Every dish is hand made with obviously fresh and very high quality ingredients. You are paying for what you get. For starters we ordered the onion soup to share, my husband had the pork pate, I had the salmon with cream cheese. For the main dishes, my husband had the confit du conard and I had beef bourguignon. For dessert we had tarte tatan and creme brulee. We also asked for them to make a suggestion of wine which paired nicely with our meal. Every dish was wonderful and we left feeling comfortably full and satisfied. The ambiance of the place is very cosy, not at all too small. The decorations have been well thought out to create a feeling of being in a real European family restaurant. Highly recommend this place!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Sue A
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This restaurant is overrated”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

First, the menú is way overpriced for the location. Second, the red wine we ordered was served chilled with an insulting explanation. Third, no starches (potato, rice, etc.) accompanied the entree. Lastly, the Owner asked how we heard about the restaurant and requested us to add a good review on this website. Guess how we responded?

  • Visited January 2014
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Marie_h_l_ne_G456, Propietario at La Ciboulette, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Google Translation
Estimado Señor,
Me permito responder a su critica pues según lo que tenemos entendido los vinos de cepa Pinot Noir se sirven helados. Desde que abrimos nuestro restaurante en el año 1995, todos nuestros platos son servidos con un acompañamiento incluido. Ustedes ordenaron respectivamente un pescado ( palometa o en ingles yellowtail fish ) el cual venia acompañado de una ensalada y papas nativas del sur de Chile, vuestro acompañante pidió un Boeuf Bourguignon el cual venia servido con puré de papas. su cuenta ascendió a 65 Usd por una botella de vino, dos aguas minerales y dos platos de fondo. Quizás sea prudente y verifique los precios de mercado en Chile y los compare con los precios de Norte America o Europa. Puede que se de cuenta que Chile a pesar de ser un país del continente Sudamericano sea bastante mas costoso que los paises de los continentes antes mencionados.
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The best cuissine in Viña!”
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

We discovered this cozy house where mom & son cook amazing French/Belgian food just like at home. Our party of 9 tried the tartar, their paté, salade, soup, coq au vin et la blanquette de veau... Their confit du canard was the best I've tried in Chile. Good wine selection and their kind service makes you feel like home... Outstanding & delicious! Make sure you leave room for a financier aux poires ou une creme brulée!

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Thank Marilyn U
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