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Restaurant Bote Salvavidas

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Seafood, Soups, Chilean
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Muelle Prat S/N | Piso 2, Valparaiso, Chile
(32) 251-477
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12:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 17:30
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Half Moon Bay, California
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45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate here for dinner as it was close to the hotel we were staying in and we were too tired to go out looking for dinner. It was windy that evening so we chose to eat indoors,with a good harbor view still in front of us. It was not a busy evening when we got there... More 

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Thank Tim D
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

A perfect Chilean summer day. Everyone around us is happy. People fishing, the ocean smooth as glass. Luis- our server- never bothered to smile, or offer help. Each time we asked for something- albeit obvious (bread, butter, more agua place) he grimaced- notably. My friend is Venezuelan, and speaks perfect Spanish. I rate my ability around 7/10 for Spanish. Our... More 

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Campinas, SP
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were 5 and hungry and at the hotel they recommended this place, Bote Salvavidas (the lifeboat). One can eat outside or inside. But inside the enormous windows make you feel in a boat - which doesn't rock. Three waiters attended us, and they were all equally efficient, good-humored and attentive. It was a very good place to go on... More 

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Thank João Frederico M
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is a fake of sea food. We ordered what was supposed the house speciality and five people were disappointed. Even worse, nobody asked why we left the dishes unfinished.

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Thank Jorge R
Quintero, Chile
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Had lunch here with wife. Menu said they had about 10 different beers but when I ordered they said they only had 1, Cristal. OK, it was served ice cold in a cold glass, wife had an average pisco sour. I ordered shrimp parmesan of which there were few sitting on the bottom of a bowl lonely and in a... More 

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Recommended by a local for fresh seafood. Ordered phila marina and the crab cake. Every thing prepared superbly. Do try the crab cake.

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Thank Leon L
NYC
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant that sits right in the middle of a working freight handling waterfront. It sits on top of the offices of the coast guard, and serves very fresh seafood. It is not a tourist place. I went for lunch and it was filled with locals, many having business lunches. Go and nejoy great food.

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Gestel, France
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a very nice restaurant which overlooks the harbor. The staff was helpful and we had a menu in English. Our waiter, Brian, gave us good service and we didn't have to wait long for our meal. I recommend the salmon marinated in honey and balsamic vinegar. All in all, we had a good experience at this restaurant.

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Thank titouty
Switzerland
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by this water front restaurant. We had a window seat with a fascinating view of the harbour, simply but well cooked seafood with very good service.

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Riverside, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This restaurant is very near our hotel and is recommended by the "Fodor's Travel Chile" guidebook. It is located at a great place in the active harbor and offers a view of the fishing fleet. BUT, the food and service is just awful!!! I ordered the pasta, (fettuccine??), with seafood. After a substantial delay, I was served a solid brick... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Soups, Chilean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:30
Monday
12:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 17:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muelle Prat S/N | Piso 2, Valparaiso, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: (32) 251-477

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?