Long time operating vegetarian restaurant serving a variety of food such as pizza, pasta, salad, Chilean food, juices, and desserts. Around 1600 pesos for the lunch of the day. Serves only drinks and snacks after lunch service. Menu in English, French, and Spanish. Open Sunday only in Dec-Feb months. Price: Moderate more-less
Chilean, International
Independencia 1790, Valparaíso
Valparaiso, Chile
56-32-234216
Closed Time

Mon-Sat 10:30am-6:00pm

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  • Cash only
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Reviews

First Review by camila
fletchiekins
fletchiekins
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+47

Go just for the bread :)

4
Posted on 05 / 09 / 2013

This family run restaurant in the heart of Valparaiso was both welcoming and English speaking. I liked this place so much I visited it everyday while in the city. The menu was in several languages (Spanish, English and French).

The restaurant is located on the first storey of an old colonial house so it isn't the best access for wheelchairs etc.

The menu offered traditional western meals (lasagne, pizza etc) and had a vegetarian twist to Chilean dishes. Their homemade bread is also great (apparently most of the bread in Valparaiso is not vege friendly and made with lard). This is nowhere near fine dining but the welcoming nature made it a favourite of mine.


SoledadMoretti
SoledadMoretti
  • vegan
Contributions
+40

Just OK

2
Posted on 11 / 23 / 2012

As a vegan I didn't like Bambu very much, even though it's better than some others in the area, considering it's very difficult to find a vegan (even vegetarian) place to eat in Valparaiso / Viña del Mar.

The place is rather cold in winter I guess it must be nicer when the weather gets warmer.

They offer plenty of options on the menu, but check with the waiter, they may not be available / in stock.
Some vegan options.

They only accept cash.

I rather go to a regular restaurant and ask for a good salad.
Updated from previous review on Monday September 19, 2011

Pros: location, whole pastry
Cons: not credit cards, not very tasty
iamere
iamere
  • vegan
Contributions
+86

great place to eat

4
Posted on 02 / 10 / 2012

After traveling around South America for over 2 months, it is always good to find somewhere really good to eat. Bambu is one such place.
It is very easy to find, all the staff are really helpful and the food was delicious.
We ate here for the most of our time in Valpraiso and had some nice unique meals. Lots of vegan options.
The cost was very good value for money and I would highly recommend going here.

Pros: tasty food, good value, Vegan options

eiros
eiros
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+28

nice but simple meal

3
Posted on 01 / 26 / 2012

went here for lunch and had the menu of the day, which was the best value for money at 2100 pesos. We had a basic salad, vegetable soup, maize patty with mashed potato and capsicum, and a strawberry rice pudding. Was a fresh and healthy meal but the salad and main meal were a little bland - the desert was quite starchy. Would probably not go back.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Pros: friendly staff, fresh tasting meals
Cons: lacked flavour
theveganbastard
theveganbastard
  • vegan
Contributions
+60

i love this place

4
Posted on 10 / 28 / 2011

as a chilean, I tried different places with vegan empanadas, but this place have one of the best vegan empanada ever. Also i remember that the waitress was nice too.


neekole
neekole
  • vegan
Contributions
+98

vegan options

4
Posted on 04 / 18 / 2009

english speaking waitress. large menu (in english, french, and spanish) that has a lot of cheese and eggs, but is easy to find or alter to make vegan. the waitress was also helpful in letting us know that the tortillas have eggs (like omelettes she said) in them. we had soy meat with mushroom empanada, mixed vegetable empanada, the country pizza (without cheese). the items with soy meat have a lot of soy meat in or on them. they were all very good. i liked the bread of each of those, especially. they have fruit drinks (good sized), with soy milk options.

i very much enjoyed the food and service here. bread served with meal. our meal for 2 people was 5750 pesos. would visit again.

Pros: vegan options, english speaking, helpful staff
Cons: uncomfortable chairs
camila
camila
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+36

I loved the empanadas!!

5
Posted on 08 / 03 / 2007

Its a good place for cheap vegetarian food. Good atention too.

Pros: good food, , fast, cleen
Cons: second floor.
Guest
Guest

Bambu es So-So

3
Posted on 06 / 25 / 2007

After reading the online menu, I was stoked to go to Bambu with my girlfriend. the food was so-so, kinda like being a vegetarian in the 70's in the U.S. As a vegan, they didn't have many offerings but if you were vegetarian, you might be satisfied.

Pros: they have tofu!, and soymilk!
  • camila camila

    I loved this place. Great Food and good environment. They have a new location too. Considering that vegetarianism in Chile was almost ZERO per cent when Bamboo started, (and still nowadays) one should congratulate them for being constant after 25 years.
    Pplin CHile doesn't know about vegetarian food. They teach and promote vegetarianism. Go on Bambu!!

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