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Top Choice Craft Beer in Valdivia

El Growler

Sur Chico's best craft-beer destination, El Growler is a collaboration between an Oregonian brewer and his Chilean partner. There are 15 taps, more or less split evenly between house-brewed IPAs, red ales, stouts, p…
Beer in Valdivia

Bierfest

Kunstmann-organized suds festival.
Brewery in Valdivia

Cervecería Kunstmann

On Isla Teja at Km5 on the road to Niebla, you'll find the south's best large-scale brewery. Standard 45-minute tours leave hourly from 12:15pm to 8pm (CH$10,000) and include a takeaway glass mug and a 300ml samplin…
Museum in Valdivia

Museo Histórico y Antropológico

Housed in a fine riverfront mansion on Isla Teja, this museum is one of Chile's finest. It features a large, well-labeled collection from pre-Columbian times to the present, with particularly fine displays of Mapuch…
Cafe in Valdivia

Entrelagos

This classic salón de té (teahouse) is where Valdivians talk about you behind your back over delicious café cortados (espresso with milk, always served with properly carbonated water), cakes and sandwiches. Toasted …
Restaurant in Valdivia

La Última Frontera

You'll find one-stop traveler nirvana at this restobar with a distinctly bohemian vibe. Hidden quietly away in a restored mansion, it has a load of outside-the-box sandwiches, fresh juices and local craft beer – 15 …
Market in Valdivia

Feria Fluvial

A lively riverside market south of the Valdivia bridge, where vendors sell fresh fish, meat and produce. Waterfront sea lions have discovered the Promised Land here – a place where they can float around all day and …
Chilean in Valdivia

Sello de Raza

Classy Sello de Raza holds its own as a parilla (steakhouse), but it does a wonderful job with typical Chilean dishes as well. The pastel de choclo (maize casserole) is one of the best you'll find and there's good c…
Peruvian in Valdivia

La Calesa

This restaurant serves Peruvian staples, such as garlic-roasted chicken, lomo saltado (stir-fried beef with spices, onions, tomatoes and potatoes) and ceviche appetizers fit for a meal. The pisco sours are memorable…
Chilean in Valdivia

Café Moro

An excellent spot for a supervalue set-menu lunch. It draws an age-defying and eclectic mix of intellectual hipsters and WWF think-tank scientists from Valdivia's Centro de Estudios Científicos, and turns to drinkin…