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$$$ Valparaiso Chilean

This eccentric restaurant is a Valparaíso institution thanks to its legendary status for inventing the chorillana (thinly sliced beef with fried onions and eggs served atop French fries), a dish that is meant to be eaten communally. There's no menu—choose either a plate of chorillana for two or three, or carne mechada (stewed beef) with a side of French fries, rice, or tomato salad. Glass cases filled with dusty trinkets surround tables covered with plastic cloths in a cramped, dark dining room. You may have to share a table. The restaurant is at the end of a bleak corridor off Calle Condell.

Chilean Historical Lunch Quick Bite Casual $$$

Quick Facts

Condell 1466, Casa 11
Valparaíso, Valparaíso  Chile


Known For:
  • Home of the Chilean classic chorillana
  • Very casual dining
  • Shared tables and dishes

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