Restaurants

Top Choice French in Pucón

La Fleur de Sel

Basque-country chef Michel Moutrousteguy offers a Mapuche-infused French menu that's well worth the trip to Termas Peumayén (for the food, not the service), 32km east of Pucón, even if you don't plan on getting wet.…
Top Choice Chilean in Curarrehue

Anita Epulef Cocina Mapuche

Mapuche chef Anita Epulef turns seasonal ingredients into adventurous vegetarian Mapuche tasting menus. You can sample such indigenous delicacies as mullokiñ (bean puree rolled in quinoa), sautéed piñones (the nut o…
Top Choice International in Villarrica

Travellers

Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Indian, Italian – it's a passport for your palate at this gay-friendly restobar that is ground zero for foreigners. The food isn't fantastic, but you won't be pissed either. A postfire makeov…
Top Choice Chilean in Pucón

Trawen

This time-honored favorite does some of Pucón's best gastronomic work for the price, boasting innovative flavor combinations and fresh-baked everything. Highlights include excellent smoked-trout ravioli in spinach-c…
Top Choice Chilean in Temuco

Tradiciones Zuny

Temuco's best-kept secret is an underground locals' haunt specializing in the fresh, simple food of the countryside served out of an indigenous-themed home. It's hard to find – look for the colorful duck/basketball …
Middle Eastern in Pucón

Just Delicious

Israeli transplant Tal makes everything from scratch – often with ingredients straight from the motherland – at this fantastic, cash-only Middle Eastern haven for hummus, falafel, shakshuka (eggs with spicy tomato s…
American in Pucón

Latitude 39°

California-transplant owners fill a clearly appreciated gringo niche at this homesick-remedy of a restaurant. Juicy American-style burgers are a huge hit: try the Grand Prix (caramelized onions, bacon, peanut butter…
Market in Temuco

Feria Pinto

Feria Pinto is a colorful Mapuche produce-and-food market taking up several blocks along Barros Arana. Along the streets more practical wares are sold, while in the feria itself vendors hawk everything from apples a…
Japanese in Temuco

Gohan Sushi

The downtown location of this recommended sushi spot is conveniently located near many bus station offices. It doesn't attract quite as trendy a crowd as its west-side counterpart, but the lengthy sushi and shrimp m…
Restaurant in Reserva Nacional ­Malalcahuello-Nalcas

La Esfera

It's worth popping into the atmospheric wooden domo at this outdoor-adventure complex for the Andino-Mapuche fusion cuisine of Ariel Ñamcupil, a Pewenche chef doing surprisingly great-value gourmet grub. Ñamcupil an…