The wide array of nationalities living in this beach side town means it is home to a diverse mix of cuisines as well. With traditional Japanese restaurants, Italian pizzerias, Chilean seafood eateries, and Peruvian gastronomy all available, diners will be spoiled for choice no matter what they’re craving.
Restaurant, Bar, Fusion, Peruvian, $$$
Situated in a building that looks as if it were a converted house, Akwa provides a dining experience a few notches above a home cooked meal. This Peruvian restaurant one block from Cavancha Beach shows why Peru is a leader in South American cuisine. With impressive seafood, lobster, lomo saltado, and a unique drink menu, Akwa always makes for an unforgettable night out.
Akwa Restaurant Iquique | Will Lees / © Culture Trip
Restaurant El Sombrero
Restaurant, Mediterranean, Fusion, $$$
A stunning fine dining atmosphere, Restaurante El Sombrero is located within the Terrado Suites hotel and offers incredible waterfront views with dinner. El Sombrero is a Mediterranean infused restaurant with intense flavours, terrific seafood dishes all arriving with awe inspiring presentation that just might make diners want to move hotels to be nearer to it.
Incredible Setting and Food | Courtesy of Restaurant El Sombrero Terrado Suites
Bar, Restaurant, Barbeque, Pub Grub, $$$
If it is a warm day in Iquique (and it probably will be) then consider enjoying a meal on the patio at Barsovia with a cold beer in hand. With an enormous selection of beers to choose from, deciding what to drink may be the most difficult decision to make. They also serve hearty, delicious pub food like sandwiches, burgers, and other meat dishes.
Beer List at Barsovia |Will Lees / © Culture Trip
Restaurant, Fusion, Greek, Mediterranean, $$$
Santorini lives up to its name and serves delicious Greek food that may possibly be better than whatever restaurant on its namesake island has to offer
. With Greek dishes done to perfection, daring combinations like the Greek Spanakopita take on the hamburger, and an extensive cocktail and beverage menu, Santorini is sure to leave customers satisfied.
Greek Perfection | Courtesy of Santorini
El Tercer Ojito
Restaurant, Peruvian, Seafood, $$$
Sit on the patio in the beautiful green garden and lose yourself enjoying colourful, succulent ceviche, shrimp with quinoa, refreshing salads, and special sushi rolls. This little restaurant has pulled out all the stops in regards to decor, atmosphere, flavour and presentation, and even offers a little area to keep kids busy so that parents can enjoy their meals in peace.
Succulent Shrimp Avocado and Quinoa | Courtesy of Restoran El Tercer Ojito
Pizzaria, Restaurant, Italian, $$$
Boulevard Pizzeria, referred to simply as ‘Boulevard’, offers comfortable seating right on the main boulevard to enjoy their pizzas. Order a pizza to share or simply go at it solo but come with an appetite because the one thing Boulevard doesn’t do is go light on toppings!
Restaurant, Peruvian, Fusion, $$$
With the extensive food and drink menu at this Peruvian fusion restaurant, customers can come back again and again and never get tired of La Mulata with their endless combinations of appetizers, entrees, deserts, and cocktails. Many traditional options are available, but go crazy and try some of the Mulata fusion dishes like the lomo saltado risotto, tuna tataki, or one of a kind sushi rolls and sauces.
Lomo Saltado Risotto | Courtesy of La Mulata
Restaurant, Fusion, Seafood, $$$
While Otaku might mean a young person obsessed with pop culture, the food here is more traditional than the name suggests and also offers a touch of Peruvian flavor, too. Full of fish plates, salads, ceviche, traditional sushi and some rolls unique to Otaku, they offer a full menu to choose from and a great location with a view of Cavancha beach.
Otaku Restaurant | Will Lees / © Culture Trip
El Viejo Clipper
Restaurant, Pub Grub, Fusion, $$$
A place that describes itself as a pub might be selling itself a little short when it comes to the menu. They bring a sophisticated touch to a filling, delicious menu featuring pub classics. And with deep flavours in their pastas, ceviche and other fish dishes, as well as an interesting interior decor that is modern with a hint of ancient maritime, The Old Clipper might be the best pub in town.