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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 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…
Middle Eastern in Pucón

Just Delicious

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

BeerHouse

Beggars can't be choosers, so hopheads congregate here, Pucón's only bar dedicated to cervezas artesanales. That said, while there isn't much to choose from (six taps and a handful of bottles from Chile/USA), what's…
Cafe in Pucón

Madd Goat Coffee Roasters

Pucón may have got hip to good coffee two decades after everyone else, but it finally has a Third Wave coffeehouse to satiate the masses dying from Nescafé overdose. American owner Scott Roberts roasts Latin America…
International in Pucón

El Castillo

Along the volcano road and with optimal Ansel Adams–like views of the beast itself, this volcanic-stone and wood space warmed by a Russian stove is a requisite stop for those with wheels. Chef Zoe does homey gourmet…
Steak in Pucón

La Maga

There is a parrilla (steakhouse) for every budget in Pucón, but this Uruguayan steakhouse stands out for its bife de chorizo (steak), house-cut fries and addictive chimichurri. It's a far cry from cheap, but this is…
Bar in Pucón

Mama's & Tapas

Known simply as 'Mama's,' this is Pucón's long-standing bar of note. It boasts an all-wood wall and ceiling space designed by an acoustic engineer to sonically seize your attention. It doesn't get going until the we…
Chilean in Pucón

La Picada

This locals' secret is out: an underground eatery in someone's living room (or outside on the new terrace) serving fuss-free set lunches: salads, pastel de choclo (maize casserole), cazuelas, pasta. No sign. Knock t…