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Top Choice Chilean in Vallenar

Nativo

On a leafy block a 10-minute walk east of the plaza, this bohemian bar and eatery has earthy decor of wood and adobe, snacks, and pizzas with unusual toppings like goat's cheese and charqui (jerky). Excellent (and m…
International in Vallenar

Club Social Vallenar

Set with eye-catching tile floors and black-and-white photos on the walls, this casual restaurant serves up Chilean, Peruvian and Italian fare with a dash of style. Highlights include lomo saltado (marinated steak),…
Lighthouse in Huasco

El Faro de Huasco

One of Huasco's emblems is the 22m-high lighthouse. Its elegantly tapering octagonal shape and copper dome looks all the more striking against the rocky shoreline and mountainous backdrop. If you're around on a week…
Chilean in Huasco

Bahia

This unfussy place is a local favorite for grilled fish and filling lunch specials. It's above the fish market, and the big windows offer fine views over the bay, with its bobbing fishing boats watched over by the s…
Seafood in Huasco

El Faro

Just below the lighthouse, El Faro offers the best views in town and a big menu of seafood hits, including eight types of ceviche and a wide variety of grilled fish, plus grilled meats and empanadas.