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ViaVia Cafe

Almirante Montt 217, Valparaiso 2380008, Chile
+56 32 319 2134
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“croquettes” (2 reviews)
“papas fritas” (3 reviews)
“belgium beer” (3 reviews)
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Belgian, Cafe, European, Chilean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Almirante Montt 217, Valparaiso 2380008, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here largely for the vegetarian options as these are limited in Chile. We had a great meal - the terrace is lovely with a good view over the harbour. The staff are very friendly. We had vegetarian croquettes to share, then I had...More

Thank Caroline G
Ewoud D, Gerente at ViaVia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your experience at ViaVia.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd call this place "good", rather than "average" or "very good", but TripAdvisor deoesn't have those distinctions. I thought the two course menu del día was quite good value but the desert was much better than the main. The staff were really friendly and the...More

Thank SiempreMeGustaComer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came here given the great reviews. We sat on their nice patio and listened to some good live music. However, we both ordered fish and it was incredibly bland. We had to ask for salt, lemon juice, etc. to attempt to...More

Thank IJ515
Ewoud D, Gerente at ViaVia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your comments and we are very glad you enjoyed the atmosphere at ViaVia. We regret the fish was not up to your expectations. It is true we ask our kitchen staff to go easy on the salt, pepper and spices so people...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot for a drink. Beautiful view of the sun going down over the harbour. Nice range of drinks, polite staff. Food needs a bit of work: meat dish was ok but vegetarian eggplant crepe main and veg croquettes not great dishes, the former a...More

Thank mbutu2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My salmon was good and my wife’s beer beef stew was fine as well. The nice patio was initially spoiled by a loud circular saw working on the premises. My beer order was forgotten. No real problems and if you eat here you will likely...More

Thank mooser53
Reviewed 15 December 2017

I highly recommend this place. The accommodation is ideal, the food delicious and the hosts are more than wonderful! You won’t be disappointed.

Thank thirionalexandre
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I stayed here for 2 comfortable, relaxing, fun nights. It's run by an accommodating, interesting, and informative staff. Great tips (with maps) on places to visit and things to do in town, and able to guide me to the less touristy parts of town. I...More

Thank Hank M
Ewoud D, Gerente at ViaVia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us!

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We took the menu of the day and it was really good with two options for the main meal. Prices are really fair. Possibility to eat outside as well. Nice music and quite beautiful. A lot of vegeterian options as well and many Belgian specialities...More

Thank Oapsful
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite place @ Cerro Alegre. They have an excellent daily menu and very good main dishes. The Belgian chocolate fondue is a must! It is literally a bit hidden in an alley...

Thank fgallegoy
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Via Via Cafe and Hotel was an absolute pleasure from start to finish! I've been traveling in Chile for 1 month and this hotel and restaurant offers everything an extranjero wants and needs. Bottled water, comfortable sheets, cozy warm environment right in be heart of...More

Thank Sarah W
Ewoud D, Gerente at ViaVia Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for your kind words and we are glad you enjoyed your stay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Belgian, Cafe, European, Chilean, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Almirante Montt 217, Valparaiso 2380008, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +56 32 319 2134
  • E-mail
ViaViaCafe Valparaiso is a Belgian Bistro in a restored Art Deco house of the 1940´s. In our restaurant with a large, green terrace on Cerro Alegre Valparaiso, you can eat typical Belgian sweet or savory snacks such as waffles or Belgian stew in beer sauce with fries. You can also enjoy our Belgian beers, or a breezy martini or a glass of wine. Our restaurant is located on Cerro Alegre, 20 meters from Cerro Concepcion, in the UNESCO world heritage site of the port of Valparaíso.Brussels Waffles: These light and crispy waffles from Brussels, the capital of Belgium, are internationally renowned. Crepes are light pancakes, which can be served sweet or savory. Sweet crepes in ViaViaCafe are served with fruit and whipped cream or with chocolate sauce.Do you prefer savory? Then you should definitely try our salty crepes. A nutritious snack that is served in France and Belgium as a refreshment or light lunch. Beer stew with Belgian fries = Thé ViaViaCafe’s classic dish: slow cooked beef in a spicy beer sauce, served with hand cut fries that are baked twice until crispy in vegetable oil.
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