Top Choice Chilean in Iquique

El Wagón

Almost single-handedly taking on the task of preserving the region's culinary traditions, this rustically decked-out dining hall serves up a fantastic collection of seafood plates, with inspiration for recipes comin…
Cafe in Iquique


Laid-back streetside café without, and smooth Gallic restaurant within, this is the place to relax and let the world traipse by. On offer are delicious fondues, pizzas, crepes and enormous salads with zesty dressing…
International in Iquique

El Tercer Ojito

Recognizable by the huge lump of quartz outside, this laid-back restaurant serves great vegetarian and carnivore-friendly dishes. Its globally inspired repertoire includes Peruvian dishes, Thai curries and occasiona…
Fusion in Iquique

La Mulata

Some of the most interesting dishes in town can be found on the menu of this Peruvian-Japanese restaurant. Service is snappy but personable, portions are well-sized without being over the top and there's a fine view…
International in Iquique

El Viejo Clipper

This Baquedano favorite packs 'em in for its delicious brick-oven pizzas and a wide range of international mainstays, from tablas and tapas to Thai chicken. Try the good-value set lunch at a sidewalk table.
Sweets in Iquique


Colorful corner shop famous for its crumbly chumbeques (sweet regional biscuits), the recipe for which is guarded zealously. It also sells snacks such as humitas (corn tamales) and empanadas.
International in Iquique


While there's (limited) indoor seating, the place to be here is out in the shady garden, munching down on huge fresh salads, healthy juices and a selection of innovative seafood, meat and chicken dishes.
Cafe in Iquique


Proof positive that Chileans do enjoy a decent espresso, this classy coffee shop is usually crammed with people. It offers filling breakfasts and lunches, plus sandwiches, scrumptious cakes and waffles.
Chilean in Iquique

La Protectora

Old world atmosphere reigns at this grand always bustling restaurant fronting onto the plaza; the building, the Sociedad Protectora de Empleados de Tarapacá, hosted one of Chile's first trade unions.
Ice Cream in Iquique


If you're down south around Playa Brava, be sure to stop in at this little ice-cream store, which reputedly serves up the best scoops in town. The ocean views from the front deck aren't bad, either.