Top 10 restaurants in Puerto Varas, Chile

February 26, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Explore lovely, compact Puerto Varas on foot, the best way to take in views of Osorno Volcano and the wooden colonial homes built by German immigrants in the early 1900s. Several are designated as national monuments. Located on the shores of Lago Llanquihue, Chile's second-largest lake, the village is the low-key antidote to the Lake District metropolis of Puerto Montt and serves as a jumping off point for fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and sea kayaking excursions.
Things to do in Puerto Varas

1. Cumbres del Lago

Imperial 0561, Puerto Varas, Chile Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Chilean, South American, International, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +56 65 222 2155
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 311 reviews

Cumbres del Lago

Reviewed By GrumpsDC - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

We stayed at this hotel for our few days in Puerto Varas and so used their restaurant on several occasions.
We chose to dine here on our first night and found the food to be very good. My crab gratin starter was the highlight for me, as my seafood risotto for main was rather too salty for my taste (my taste buds were still not fully attuned to South America seasoning levels). Breakfast was very good too and the bar likewise (they stock Chester IPA). The service throughout was efficient and friendly.
A real delight though was the fantastic outlook out on to lake and across to Volcan Orsono in the distance.

2. Fogon Las Buenas Brasas

San Pedro 543, Puerto Varas, Chile Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Latin, Seafood, Soups, Chilean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 065-234154
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Fogon Las Buenas Brasas

Reviewed By Jeff B - Brentwood, United Kingdom

Had a really nice crab and avocado starter here. This was followed by a mains of sea bass, rice and veg. Earlier a basket of food had been provided as an amuse bouche. The food was enjoyable, our waitress was great - friendly and efficient, the wine was good and it was all reasonably priced, I highly recommend this place.

3. La Marca

Calle Santa Rosa, 539, Puerto Varas 5550205, Chile Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Steakhouse, Barbecue, Chilean, South American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$157 - HK$392 +56 65 223 2026
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

La Marca

Chosen by our tripadvisor clients as the best steak restaurant in the city of Puerto Varas. Come and enjoy the taste brought of "countryside to the grid".<br><br>.

Reviewed By L0nd0nLawyer - London

We went with high expectations given the reviews but were underwhelmed. Nice room and decent service. The pumpkin soup was excellent but the steaks were disappointing. Perhaps we should have gone for better quality than the rump steak but it was not as tender as it should have been. Also, the chips were dull! We expected better.

4. El Patio de Mi Casa

Decher No 830, Puerto Varas, Chile Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Chilean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$32,962 - HK$58,860 +56 65 223 1507
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

El Patio de Mi Casa

Reviewed By pacesetter - Brisbane

The food was extremely tasty and the homely feel of the restaurant was inviting and enjoyable. The pace was relaxed and the room was not crowded.

5. Bravo Cabrera

Avenida Vicente Perez Rosales 1071, Puerto Varas, Chile Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Bar, Pub, Chilean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$78 - HK$196 +56 65 223 3441
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 667 reviews

Bravo Cabrera

Bravo Cabrera is the most happening place to eat and drink in Puerto Varas. It is the local&apos;s favourite and a great trendy spot for lunch, dinner and vibrant evenings with drinks & music, offering a varied menu at reasonable prices. The menu includes sharing platters, luxury sandwiches, ceviches, mud-oven pizzas, grilled meat and more... Everything is prepared with fresh local ingredients and cooking techniques authentic to the south of Chile. There&apos;s a wide offer of national,international & artisan beers, an extensive wine list and a cocktail menu to complete this wonderful gastronomical experience! Enjoy the cozy atmosphere & interior, the couches next to the fireplace, and the excellent service from the staff. They&apos;ll make sure you eat well and that you take the best memories home from your Chilean visit. Bravo Cabrera is located on the banks of Lago Llanquihue with a breathtaking view of the Osorno Volcano at only 15-min walk from downtown via the coastal boulevard.

Reviewed By Todd2PS - Palm Springs, CA

This restaurant is a lively place with indoor as well as outdoor Seating. Inside the atmosphere is warm and relaxed. There is an English menu. However, remember that some of the "starters" are either a full meal for one person, or starters for 4-5 people. Portions are generous, and the service good, just remember that the food is cooked to order and so this is not a good choice for a quick meal.
Besides the large selection of tap and bottled beer there is a good selection of wines. I was stunned when the server recommended the cheapest bottle on the list. I was further amazed that this bottle was world class.
The food was delicious pub fare, well presented, and definitely a good value.
This restaurant is also a good choice for diners who want to start dinner early.

6. El Retorno

San Pedro 465 | San Pedro 465, Puerto Varas, Chile Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Chilean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +56 65 234 6441
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

El Retorno

Restaurant and pizzeria. Come and eat our delicious pizzas, pastas, meats, salmon, chupes, ceviches and salad.

Reviewed By Karen W - El Paso, Spain

We were wandering around Puerto Varas looking for a simple meal,my husband fancied a beer and a lot of the cafes don't serve alcohol. This place looked busy and they served pizza and pasta as well as some local dishes. The pizzas looked very substantial so plumped for a spaghetti bolognaise and lasagna, while we were waiting they bought us some delicious warm rolls and salsa.The food was tasty and the portions generous although we were still able to share a banana split for desert. The service was good and our waitress friendly the meal with a beer and a vaina cost 24,000 which was good value for money by Chilean standards. There was a steady turn over of customers so it was entertaining to see what other people were eating,a fun evening. Just one thing we were short changed when we paid the bill, it didn't cause a problem and the mistake was speedily rectified.I would hope that it was genuine but it happen a few times in Chile so it pays to check your change.

7. Restaurant Casavaldes

Santa Rosa 040 | Costanera-Debajo de Hotel Cabanas Del Lago, Puerto Varas 5550000, Chile Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Seafood, Chilean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$314 +56 65 223 7551
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Restaurant Casavaldes

Reviewed By GrumpsDC - Cheltenham, United Kingdom

We dined here on our second night in Puerto Varas and it certainly lived up to its high rating and strong recommendations from locals. It is a vibrant place with very good staff, but the food is what makes it do special. My wife’s ceviche...MoreThank you for your comments

8. Mercado 605

Imperial 605, Puerto Varas 00000000, Chile Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Chilean, South American, International, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$173 +56 65 223 1980
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 325 reviews

Mercado 605

Our menu is based on the concept Food + Wine and inspired by fresh local ingredientes and the gastronomy of Chile and Spain. Mercado 605 offers tapas, "tablas" (cheese and charcuterie boards) as well as main dishes and desserts that feature fresh local produce and the artisan products sold in our shop. All is designed to accompany a great selection of Chilean (and some international) wines. The sister restaurant to La Gringa Bakery Cafe, Mercado 605 is located in a beautifully restored colonial home. Shop: Monday-Saturday 10am - 10 pm. Restaurant & Wine bar: Monday to Saturday from 8pm - late.

Reviewed By apiquet - San Francisco

I am not a professional reviewer, and this is just my opinion. Following a daylong tour of Chiloe Island, my wife and I decided to walk the short distance from our Puerto Varas hotel to Mercado 605. We arrived there around 8:00 p.m. and were...MoreThanks so much for your review! Happy travels!

9. La Jardinera

Santa Rosa 131, Puerto Varas 5550000, Chile Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards European, Chilean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$157 - HK$314 +56 65 223 1684
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 597 reviews

La Jardinera

Reviewed By AnalieseD - Los Angeles, California

We had the hake with Chilean bean salad and pistachio crusted salmon with prawn risotto, we also had the ceviche appetizer all of which were delicious. We had an amazing view of the volcano. Great service and sitting outside is really nice in the summer

10. El Humedal

Turismo 145, Puerto Varas 5505445, Chile Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Soups, Chilean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch HK$251 - HK$1,664 +56 65 223 6382
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

El Humedal

A chilean southern hideaway where the cuisine takes advantage of the local products adding an oriental touch; it offers wonderful dishes with a magnificent view to all of Puerto Varas.

Reviewed By Christineidilbi27 - Chico, California

We were lucky enough to have been recommended El Humedal for dinner. The food is fantastic. We had the curries which were flavorful and delicious. The desserts were extraordinary. Had a chocolate shell filled with dulce de leche and served with goats milk ice cream...out...MoreThank you so much for your kind review Christine! We'll keep continue our effort to share our love for good cuisine and to create the intimate atmosphere you've mentioned. We'll be happy to have you back in the future!

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