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The Central Valley Restaurants

Rubén Tapia

  • 2 Oriente 1339 Map It
  • Talca
  • Latin American
  • Fodor's Choice

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This top-tier Central Valley restaurant, named for its chef-owner Rubén Tapia, is renowned for its refined service and outstanding cuisine. The elegant dining rooms make you feel like a guest in someone's home. The spacious bar, which displays mostly local wines, is a nice spot for a cocktail. Signature dishes include a caldillo de congrio dorado (conger eel stew) that is reputed to be Pablo Neruda's recipe, curried salmon, lomo estilo corralero (tenderloin

in a shellfish sauce), and squid cooked Thai-style. Even more unusual is the jambalaya, made with shrimp, chicken, and ham, and served in a red lettuce leaf.

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Restaurant Information


2 Oriente 1339, Talca, Chile

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun.


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