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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 …
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…
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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…
Museum in Talca

Museo O’Higginiano y de Bellas Artes

Talca’s one and only sight is the 1762 house where Bernardo O’Higgins signed Chile’s declaration of independence in 1818. Known as the Museo O’Higginiano y de Bellas Artes; at the time of research it was closed for …
Chilean in Talca

La Buena Carne

This cozy, contemporary steakhouse offers friendly service, a fantastic central location, and a menu of gigantic steak sandwiches, wine by the glass, classic Chilean platters and even well-prepared Peruvian ceviche.…
Cafe in Talca

Cafetería La Papa

Strong espressos and homemade cakes are the perfect pick-me-up if you overindulged in the local vintage the night before.
Cafe in Talca


This central, contemporary cafe is a great place to catch up on emails over coffee or grab a quick lunch.
Pizza in Talca


Cheap meals, cheap pisco sours, cheap everything.
Sandwiches in Talca

Centro Alemán

Delicious pork sandwiches and sidewalk seating.