Pub Food in Ancud

Retro’s Pub

This cozy spot rides the fence between restaurant and pub, serving up the usual suspects plus Tex–Mex, killer burgers and a small veggie menu (though we’re not sure what the chicken Caesar salad is doing there). As …
Resto-Bar in Ancud

Retro's Pub

Inside this cozy home, Ancud's most timeless bar spreads itself among several rooms. The menu is chock-full of Tex-Mex, as well as killer burgers the size of Kansas (fork required) on sourdough-reminiscent buns, sto…
Bakery in Ancud

La Hormiguita

This delightful little bakery serves massive sandwiches (damn near impossible to eat without looking like a bumbling fool), pies, fruit juices and a few veggie choices. It alternates days serving lunch and dinner, s…
Seafood in Ancud

El Sacho

This is just a little hole-in-the-wall lunch counter, but it serves up heaping, inexpensive plates of excellent seafood matched only by its loads of local character. If you want to branch out from curanto, the cazue…
Chilean in Ancud


This year-round classic has an extensive menu of underwhelming seafood, but it's really all about the curanto, Chiloé's gastronomic bombshell. This hearty stew of mussels, clams, chicken, pork and three types of pot…
Chilean in Ancud

Restaurant Quetalmahue

They still prepare curanto the traditional way, called curanto al hoyo, in a few places around Chiloé, including Restaurant Quetalmahue in Quetalmahue in high season, a small fishing village 12km from Ancud.
Resto-Bar in Ancud


This stylish resto-bar does a well-executed and tasty-valued menú del día (CH$3500; until 1pm) in a hardwood-heavy atmosphere that doubles – as is usually the case in Ancud – as a great place for a drink as well.
Cafe in Ancud

El Embrujo de Chiloé

This cozy cafe is always packed with discerning locals, sipping decent cappuccinos or catching a quick sandwich on the cheap. There's a playful witchcraft undercurrent and it feels more Chilote than elsewhere.
Cafe in Ancud

La Botica de Café

A modern coffeehouse serving up the most elusive thing in Ancud: real gourmet espresso (hell, there's even ristretto!) and a ridiculously tempting selection of international desserts.
Supermarket in Ancud


Ancud's best supermarket.