Best Cheap Eats In Chile

Doorway, Elqui Valley, Inca to Inuit


Correos, Elqui Valley, Chile

The village post office (Correos) of Elqui Valley is a hidden culinary jewel. Situated at the front of the post office is a tiny kitchen where the best empanadas are made to order. Enjoy the best empanada of your South American adventure for pennies

Santiago Fish Market, Chile


Mercado Central, Santiago, Chile

Mercado Central offers up some of the best seafood in Chile. Avoid the busy restaurants in the centre of the market and instead, head to the sea mongers towards the back of the market who have small independent eateries tucked away above their stalls. Here you can eat like a king on a lobster seafood platter big enough to share between two for the equivalent of £10

La Coco


La Coco, Valparaiso, Chile

Try La Coco for a leafy and floral courtyard and delicious artisan sandwiches. Be sure to try the homemade lemonade with ginger and basil



Cafe Esquina, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama is bursting with fantastic little eateries, however, this had to be our favourite cheap eat.  Be sure to order the goats cheese quesadillas, delicious

Tama Sushi


Tama Sushi, Valparaiso, Chile

Good sushi can be hard to come by in South America but this has to be our favourite in South America. Great food, fantastic service and even better it’s affordable.

Grey Dog Burger


Grey Dog Burger Shop, Puerto Natales, Chile

After three days hiking in Torres del Paine and only a burger will cut it, head to Grey Dog Burger in the centre of Puerto Natales. Humongous portions, lots of choice and very cheap!