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Termas — Dining

For fine dining, Shangri-La, the Gran Hotel Restaurant ($$-$$$) serves an array of cuisines accompanied by fine service and quality. Themed dinners are served a certain nights, and some nights the food is served buffet style, while others feature waiter-and-menu service. The dining hall sits at snow level and is surrounded by large windows overlooking the slopes. The world class wine selection provides the opportunity to sample the exquisite vinos (wines) of Chile and Argentina.

The reasonably priced Bar ($-$$) at the Gran Hotel is another option for a quick sandwich in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Termas de Chillan Ski, Spa and Casino Resort has a new conference center and casino, presenting two dining options. A new fine dining restaurant, La Montanes ($$-$$$), has a continental menu served in a sophisticated atmosphere including the occasional flaming flambe tableside service. The casino’s cafeteria fare ranges from snacks to hearty fare.

In between the two main hotels on the Zorrito run, the Club House ($-$$, lunch and dinner) features a wide variety of pizzas, pastas, and steaks, however, the nightly barbeque is the specialty.

Reservations can be made through the Gran Hotel or at 042 215977.

The Pirigallo Restaurant ($$) offers buffet style meals at scheduled times throughout the day, but an a la carte menu is also available. The Bar ($-$$) at Pirigallo, which is open most of the day, is a great option for a quick light lunch or an après ski snack.

Below the dining room, the Discothèque opens at 11:30 and usually gets pumping around 1:00. Be aware the walk back to the hotel may be a little challenging, especially once the pisco (strong local grape brandy) and slick ice are combined.

The Plaza Mayor ($-$$) bar and grill is just above the day parking area at mid-mountain, and has an arête of pizzas, sandwiches, and steaks. The large deck is a comfortable spot for lunch over looking the slopes.

At the base of el Pillin t-bar, the tiny La Cabana Cafeteria ($) hovers above the resort. With one of the best views of the valley, it is a great place for an afternoon beer or sandwich.


Dining Legend: $$$$–Entrees $30+; $$$–$20–$30; $$–$10–$20; $–less than $10.