Fodor's Expert Review El Chiringuito

$$$$ Zapallar Seafood Fodor's Choice

Pelicans, gulls, and cormorants linger among the fishing boats anchored near this remarkable seafood restaurant. Because it's next door to the fishermen's cooperative, the seafood is always the freshest in town. A classic starter is machas (razor clams) parmesana, although locals will go for locos (Chilean abalone) or erizos (sea urchin). Then try any of the half a dozen types of fish, served with different sauces. The dining room—with a floor of crushed shells and hand-carved chairs resembling sea creatures—is a delight.

Seafood Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Zapallar, Valparaíso  Chile


Known For:
  • Nice variety of fresh seafood
  • Marine-inspired decor
  • Beach views
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner weekdays Mar.–Nov.

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