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“Please don't tell me that tuna is sea bass! I know my fish.”
Review of Restaurant Calipso

Restaurant Calipso
Ranked #198 of 523 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Ofrecemos un variado menú, con especialidad en pescados, mariscos y carnes. Nuestros clientes podrán encontrar platos tradicionales, tales como caldillos, parmesanos y chupes. Así mismo contamos con finos pescados preparados en delicadas y exquisitas salsas. Al mismo tiempo nuestra carta tiene a la venta los mejores vinos y postres. “Calipso” esta suscrito en el acuerdo internacional de producción limpia, siendo unos de los pioneros en nuestro país, por lo que cuenta con las mejores prácticas sanitarias, dando la seguridad de una manipulación esmerada e higiénica. Esperando que nos visite en Calipso Restaurant, saludamos atentamente a Usted
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I had lunch there today with my daughter, and while the staff were really friendly, they seriously took advantage of us. I have traveled extensively, am a good cook, and have eaten at some of the best restaurants on this beautiful Earth, so PLEASE DO NOT offend and take advantage of customers like you did today. Even when I told them, I knew that it was the wrong fish, they kept saying that it WAS sea bass. Anyone could plainly see that it wasn't.

An utter waste of money and the food was drenched in so much creme (really not cream, but gunk) that it was inedible. Don't waste your time or money. We left with hurting stomachs.

To add insult to injury, I asked to take our much remaining food in to go bag, but they threw out the food. Then they finally brought me something in a box, which was not even half of what we left on our plates. I took it and left. I will feed it to one of the many homeless and hungry dogs in the neighborhood. At least it may be okay for them, but I am not sure. It may be too rich. I'll have to rethink this last idea : )

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Reviewed 20 March 2013

We stumbled across this restaurant by chance in Con Con, near Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, when we couldn't locate our first restaurant of choice. Fed up, after driving around in circles, we parked and Calipso was right there beside us, so in we went.

We chose to sit downstairs in the non smoking section and had a table by the window looking across to Valapraiso, watching the birds and the pelicans on the rocks outside the window. We were the only non locals in this busy place - always a good sign. Alex, our waiter, was the most entertaining and fun waiter we had in our 5 weeks away - his very limited English and my slightly better Spanish, made for a fun lunch, as he joked away and put made us laugh with his gestures. Seeing my camera, he offered to take pictures of us, which he did several times during our stay.

Being on the water, we both had fish - my mother congrio, which she enjoyed, and myself, corvina with pescado, both simple, but well prepared and tasty food. There were two choices of half bottle sauvignon blanc (it was lunch - and I had to drive), so we opted for the more expensive one, thinking it would be the safer bet. But no, Alex shook his head and we learnt that the cheaper wine was a good choice and his recommendation - so we had that and weren't disappointed.

Weeks later towards the end of our trip, we were still talking about this unexpectedly good meal and lively fun service - together with fantastic views without the hefty price that usually accompanies them.

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