Where to Eat in Ancud: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 15, 2017 Janette Largent

Ancud (Spanish pronunciation: [aŋˈkuð]) is a city in southern Chile located in the northernmost part of the island and province of Chiloé, in Los Lagos Region. It is the second largest city of Chiloé Archipelago after Castro. The city was established in 1768 to function as the capital of the archipelago and held that position until 1982.
Things to do in Ancud

1. Restaurante Polo Sur

Salvador Allende 630, Ancud, Isla Chiloe 5710000, Chile Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Chilean, South American Dinner, Lunch HK$78 - HK$235 +56 65 262 2200
Excellent
34%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 121 reviews

Restaurante Polo Sur

Reviewed By Devonp21 - London, United Kingdom

Went here for lunch on Sunday as everywhere else in town was closed. The waiter was really friendly and spoke good English. We ordered salmon as had been recommended to eat it here in Ancud and it was absolutely delicious. However the fries we ordered were obviously from a bag and weren't fully cooked (the alternative was instant potato puree)
Overall it was a nice meal but the restaurant is a bit strange as you can see straight into the office and the staff were standing around in the restaurant watching the football which was being shown on the TV.
Felt it was very expensive for the wine and sides but fish was worth it and really tasty.

2. Restaurant Bahia Punihuil

Isla Punihuil, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Seafood, Chilean Lunch +56 9 9655 6780
Excellent
53%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Restaurant Bahia Punihuil

3 local fishermen with their families set up this little restaurant right on the Puñihuil beach overlooking the Islands with the penguin colonies. Besides the typical local food like fish, shell fish and empanadas, we offer real coffee and delicious home-made cake.

Reviewed By Morgan2010 - Lebanon, New Jersey

This place is directly on the beach, and there is no town to support it. I guess they live off of people like us – coming to see penguinos. Our server was patient with our lack of Spanish. The view is great. The fish was...MoreHi Morgan thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Puñihuil and to our restaurant. Have a great stay in Chile. Katja

3. Retro's Pub

Pudeto 44, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol Bar, American, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +56 65 262 6410
Excellent
51%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 72 reviews

Retro's Pub

Reviewed By Andrew W - Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

I have lived in Chile for a year and half and I have learned to really enjoy Chilean food. Having said that, the food in Ancud is TERRIBLE. Retro's Pub produces average food with good cocktails, but it is also the only restaurant worth spending your money at, in all of Ancud. If you haven't committed/arrived to Ancud yet, then skip it and go to Castro instead. If you are here/committed, I'm sorry, prepare to be dissapointed. You should eat all of your meals at Retro's Pub if possible. You will moderately enjoy the meal, and if you have a few cocktails you will leave satisfied. Stay away from all other restaurants. I ate at every other restaurant that trip advisor has listed here and in every restaurant EXCEPT Retro's Pub I left feeling depressed. That's how bad the rest of the restaurants are, they actually make you depressed after eating there.

4. Ostras Caulin

Caulin Alto s/n | Casilla #233, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile Reservations Chilean, South American Lunch +56 9 9643 7005
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 93 reviews

Ostras Caulin

Reviewed By cookpias - Los Angeles, California

This is offf the main road on a dirt road along a beautiful sea coast. The menu is all oysters--we had both fried and fresh. The owner gave us a wonderful introduction, and was very charming. It is in a brightly painted little house with a pretty view. Served with crisp white wine. Definitely worth the detour.

5. La Botica de Cafe

Pudeto 227, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile Cafe
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

La Botica de Cafe

Reviewed By GertrudisHangzhou - Vina del Mar, Chile

Nice, quiet place, right downtown, very clean, English and German spoken. Cakes and strudel looked great but we only had "selladitos" (grilled cheese+ sandwiches) that were very good. Beautiful classical music (online from Switzerland, the owner said). We bought a homemade whole-wheat loaf to-go and it was delicious.

6. Cafe Bar Nerudiano

Maipu 650 Local 207 | Segundo Piso, Ancud, Isla Chiloe 5700000, Chile Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Sushi, Japanese, Bar, Cafe Lunch, Dinner HK$94 +56 65 253 3913
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Cafe Bar Nerudiano

Reviewed By Majo E - Buenos Aires, Argentina

We visited Chiloé for the day and tried to make the best of our time there. Being low season, there weren't many places open along the route to stop by while visiting the island, which forced us to skip lunch. We were beyond hungry when...MoreDear Majo, it's a great pleasure for all of us read a review like this and give us the most powerfull fuel to get better day after day, thanks a lot and we hope that you come back again.

7. Cafe El Embrujo

Maipu 650, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile Cafe Breakfast, Brunch +56 9 5366 8739
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Cafe El Embrujo

Reviewed By The_potato_but_sweet - Shanghai, China

Good coffee and cakes, Tiramisu was especially tasty. Free wifi is a great touch. Loved it! The girls working there were really going out of their way to please us.

8. El Invunche de Guanaca

Quetalmahue, Ancud, Isla Chiloe 5710000, Chile Chilean, South American Lunch +(56)94277798
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 29 reviews

El Invunche de Guanaca

Reviewed By acoustesh - Santiago

Great food, great location and great ambience for typical food from Chiloé. Ideal to experience local food and music.

9. Mistica Natural

Pudeto 35, Ancud, Isla Chiloe 5710042, Chile Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +56 9 7406 9960
Excellent
46%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Mistica Natural

Reviewed By Rebecca S - Santiago, Chile

We came here for a quick coffee and waffles. The guy was super friendly! The place has wifi, some nice kuchen, and even books about the environment. Overall quite a friendly place. Oh yeah and they sell seeds and paraphernalia too.

10. Restaurante El Meson Chilote

Panamericana 1188, Ancud, Isla Chiloe 5710000, Chile Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, 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, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Pub, Gastropub, Soups, Chilean Lunch, Late Night, Dinner HK$16 - HK$86 +56 65 238 0227
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 159 reviews

Restaurante El Meson Chilote

Family restaurant that maintains the cultural and gastronomic traditions of the Island of Chiloe

Reviewed By Joaquin V

We are chileans and we have eaten good seafood before, but this "picada" surpassed our expectations. Amazing atmosphere, very traditional, simple, with great food and huge dishes. Very fresh seafood and fish. Excellent staff, very friendly. The prices as well are very reasonable. You'll be glad you came here amd they'll not allow you to leave if there is more space in your stomach.

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