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El Chiringuito de Zapallar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Camino Costero - Caleta Zapallar, Zapallar, Chile
+56 33 274 1024
12:30 - 17:30
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Toronto, Canada
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148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this restaurant is simply spectacular. It is right beside the ocean on a section of land that juts out very slightly so the dining area is almost surrounded by rocks with waves crashing close by. You have a choice of eating outside or inside. Definitely eat outside assuming the weather is reasonable. The main focus of the... More 

Thank Adam P
Santiago, Chile
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Zapallar go there, simple fresh seafood in a great location. A little pricey but with not so many options, a place that will not let you down. We had the control and fried shrimps, all super yummy!

Thank nrh1974
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended to us by my daughter (her favourite restaurant in Chile) Chiringuito had a lot to live up to. And it succeeded brilliantly. Of course, the location is a key element. Projected over the rocks looking over the Bay of Zapallar and the Pacific beyond with waves crashing all around. Magical. However, the food was definitely able to live up... More 

Thank Robert W
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

If in Zapallar, this restaurant is a must! The food & service are great and the views you get are fabulous. We've been there twice and definitely will continue to go back. It's approx an hour drive from Viña del Mar and and approx hour from Santiago.

Thank andrea g
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Waited twice as long as we were told, but worth it. View is amazing while you wait, and the seafood was fantastic. Highly recommend the Chupe de centolla, so yummy!

Thank Lucky13sf
Santiago, Chile
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Zapallar is what the Hamptons are to New York. Such an idyllic setting. Stunning houses with not a high-rise in sight. Beautiful manicured beach with lovely coastal walks. If there is one place you have to go for lunch if visiting Chile for a few days then THIS IS IT. Every time I have some guests we drive 2 hours... More 

Thank Poulter3768
Santiago, Chile
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The location is picture perfect and the ambience is truly... we are on the beach front! Full marks here. The service is also attentive and courteous and above Chile average (Ok for those who know Chile that might seem like setting the bar very low... :-) ) Obviously it is a mainly fish restaurant and we didn't even look at... More 

Thank Stef75DXB
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

From the incredible view of the ocean to the tasty machas and fresh seafood, El Chiringuito is a definite must when visiting Zapallar! Excellent salmon & swordfish, fresh bread and white wine paired beautifully with the sunset.

Thank TravelersForLife2
London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic lunch at El Chiringuito. The service was excellent, wine very good and food phenomenal. I can highly recommended the swordfish. It is worth book in advance and requesting an outside table with a view of the sea/ local pelicans which fly right past your table... amazing experience!

Thank Oliver M
Miami Shores, Florida
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I am an American married to a Chilean and have been coming to this restaurant for 15 years. The location is amazing and the seafood is very good. However, things have changed over the years- the food is now overpriced and the place has a snooty vibe. If you want a cool, hip vibe, this is not the place. I... More 

Thank DebMontero

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Seafood, Mediterranean, Chilean
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 17:30
12:30 - 17:30
12:30 - 17:30
12:30 - 17:30
12:30 - 17:30
12:30 - 17:30
12:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camino Costero - Caleta Zapallar, Zapallar, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Zapallar
  • Phone Number: +56 33 274 1024

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?