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Casino Social J Cruz - Restaurant Valparaíso - Chile

In the mid-20th Century, laborers coming back from work at the harbor wanted to eat something delicious, filling, cheap and fast—and they wanted lots and lots of it. The result is the chorrillana: a mountain of French fries, eggs, grilled onions and beef. Though you’ll find a variety of chorrillanas across the city—some with colorful additions like sausage or tomato—the birthplace of the dish lies in a tiny restaurant called Casino Social J Cruz ("Jota Cruz"). The Casino Social serves only drinks and chorrillanas, and the walls are covered with hand-written messages from previous visitors, creating a unique atmosphere that all travelers should experience.

Hours: Monday-Thursday (and Sunday): 12am-2am, Friday and Saturday: 12am-6:30am

Condell 1466
Valparaíso , Chile

Restaurant Types:
Traditional, Chorrillanas

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

Price Description: Chorrillanas cost between us$10.00-15.00, depending on the size, but the dish should be split between at least two people.

Bar Features:Full bar, wine / beer, bring your own beer, no alcohol served

Regulations: Yes

Dress Code: Casual

Reservation: Not necessary

Getting There: Turn into the alley right before condell 1470 and you’ll see the sign on the left.

Park Options: Yes

Contact Information:
Phone: (56-32) 211-225

Other Restaurants in Valparaíso that may be of interest: Café Del Poeta, Color Café, Masas Fusión, La Candela, Rincon del poet, Empanadas Famosas de Adali, Marisquería Maribel, La Otra Cocina, Epif Restaurant Vegetariano and Café Turri.

By Lauren Yero
I am a recent liberal arts graduate who travels as a compulsion. I have lived in several regions of the US as well as briefly abroad in England and...
01 Aug 2008

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