A happening tablas joint. The hottest culinary trend to hit Chile since adding mayo to mussels, tablas are cutting boards adorned with anything from meats and cheeses to ceviche and sushi. Enjoy them on the open-air…
Specializing in homemade pasta and doing a great sideline in sushi, this laidback restaurant is one of Copiapó's new wave of innovative, stylish restaurants. The shady backyard is the place to be on a sunny day.
The town's most innovative restaurant, with a series of small cheerful rooms and interesting meats like crocodile and Wagyu beef. Great wine list, too, with some 1200 Chilean wines.
This hole-in-the-wall is hugely popular for its mouthwatering empanadas with unusual flavors and gimmicky names borrowed from Greek heroes and philosophers.
A downmarket canteen with bright lights and a blaring TV, it churns out excellent-value almuerzos (set lunches) and à la carte dinners.
Cozy resto-bar a few blocks from the square serving the usual suspects, from pizzas and pastas to salads and sandwiches, and a happy hour daily.
Right on the main plaza by Mall Plaza Real, this is a good choice for real coffee and snacks. Great people-watching from the sidewalk tables.