The Top 10 Restaurants in Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas | © Ilya Katsnelson/Flickr
Mary Katherine Gwynn

Visiting Puerto Varas, Chile? You’re in for a treat. This town is loaded with yummy restaurants, cafes, and pubs. Check out our guide to the best 10 places to eat in this beautiful lakeside town.

La Jardinera

Restaurant, Chilean

La Jardinera is a trendy, modern restaurant that specializes in providing high-quality food, a relaxed atmosphere, and sophisticated delivery. For the best wines and beers, and a UK-inspired menu and experience, be sure to grab a table here. It doesn’t matter which one; they all have a view of the lake.

Mesa Tropera

Pizzeria, Italian

Lakeside Mesa Tropera serves the best pizza and craft beer in town. It’s a popular spot on the weekends, especially. The atmosphere is lively and the staff are great. You’ll love the creativity behind everything, and the killer views of the volcanoes. Be sure to try the volcano desert – it’s a taste of paradise for the chocolate lover.

La Marca

Restaurant, Steakhouse

If you’re looking for the best red meat in town, be sure to check out La Marca, the epitome of quality dining. The meat, fresh and cooked on an open fire for all to see, paired with a deep red wine and locally sourced salad or bread, will leave you full and happy.


Restaurant, Seafood

Chilean seafood, a sophisticated atmosphere, an incredible view: Casavaldés is the perfect place to try out the cuisine of the south of Chile. From crab to salmon and everything in between, this is the place for seafood with a view.

El Patio de Mi Casa

Restaurant, Chilean, Seafood

Quaint and homey, El Patio de Mi Casa is located in the chef’s home. Here you’ll find seafood, Chilean flavors, and a warm atmosphere.

Malsala Chai

Cafe, Restaurant, Chilean, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian

If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, the majority of the south of Chile will be baffled by you, as meat plays a big role in the diet here. But Malasa Chai has your back. Come for good vegetarian food, delicious baked goods, fresh tea, and yoga on Wednesday nights.


Restaurant, Seafood, Chilean

Be sure to visit Ibis, an upscale seafood restaurant in Puerto Varas. With a lakeside view and 18 years of history, this place is special and we are sure you’ll see why. Head here for a full-on dining experience.


Restaurant, Wine Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean

For seafood and a Mediterranean-style menu, head to Almendra. Located lakeside, and not too crowded, the place is great for a late lunch or dinner, and also accommodates vegetarians. Also notable is the wine selection; your waiter or waitress will help you find the best drink to match your meal.

El Humedal

Restaurant, Seafood

Nestled on a hill overlooking the lake, El Humedal is a great spot for a cozy lunch or dinner. There is a terrace, and you’ll be delighted by the creative meals on offer.

Café Danes

Cafe, German

Café Danes is nothing fancy, but according to the locals, it serves the best meat sandwiches and raspberry cake. Here you’ll feel like a local, in the cozy, home-like atmosphere. After, you’ll probably want to stretch your legs with a walk along the lake, which is close by.
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