Restaurants

Top Choice Chilean in Valparaíso

Café Vinilo

Vying for Valparaíso's top spot, this eclectic resto-bar is studied, quirky, esoteric and sublime. The dinner plates feature fresh salmon, albacore and other local catches with inventive presentations and delicious …
Top Choice Chilean in Concepción

Deli House

These leafy sidewalk tables are a relaxed place to kick back for coffee, sandwiches, gourmet pizza or happy hour while watching the bohemian university set pass by.
Chilean in Santa Cruz

Viña La Posada

About 10 blocks west of the Plaza de Armas, this colonial-style winery has an excellent grouping of international restaurants. La Casita de Barreales features lip-smacking Peruvian fare. You can get your red-meat fi…
Chilean in Talca

Las Viejas Cochinas

One of Talca's most popular restaurants is a huge, clattering, low-roofed canteen out of town alongside the Río Claro. Dour waiters take forever to bring out the house specialty, pollo mariscal (chicken in a brandy …
Chilean in Valparaíso

Norma's

Don't let the name (or the nondescript entryway) throw you off: just climb the tall stairway into this cheerful, casually elegant restaurant for a surprisingly well-prepared set lunch that's friendlier on your walle…
Sandwiches in Valparaíso

La Cocó

Popular with hip porteños and savvy travelers, this sanguchería artesanal (artisan sandwich-maker) is a true delight. Gourmet sandwiches come piled high with fresh seafood (smoked salmon with spicy chorizo is a curr…
Steak in Talca

Tierra & Fuego

One of Talca's classiest dining options is this low-lit steakhouse complete with a romantic poolside terrace and a private wine cellar. Sushi and seafood round out the menu, but we'd stick with sizzling cuts of beef…
in Talca

Zuca Restobar

The hippest of the many restaurants on this street, Zuca’s small but intriguing menu includes squid-ink fettuccini with razor clams and squid or grilled fish on mashed potatoes infused with merkén (a Mapuche spice m…
Seafood in Pichilemu

El Puente Holandés

An arching wooden bridge leads from the Costanera into this high-ceilinged bar and restaurant overlooking Infiernillo beach, run by the same owners as Pichilemu Surf Hostal. It does simple seafood dishes well – gril…
in Concepción

Sublime

Spidery chrome light fittings, stripped pine floors and upholstered red leatherette booths with unusual donut-shaped tables are an unusual way to kit out a traditional townhouse. But Conce’s coolest eatery is all ab…