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Valle Nevado — Dining

When staying at one Valle Nevado’s hotel, breakfast and dinner are included with each night. The hotel arranges dinners for the multi-day guest at each of the four main restaurants. Each of the four restaurants is unique, and each should be experienced. The hotel front desks can be consulted to make reservations.



In the Hotel Valle Nevado, the French/Mediterranean restaurant La Fourchette D’or ($$$) is a true fine dining experience and definitely the pick of the resort. The presentations are absolutely beautiful, which can make the first bite sometimes difficult, but once you get past that hurdle, you’re in for a culinary delight, whether fresh seafood, pork or vegetarian is your choice.

The Swiss La Montagnard ($$$) is by the pool on the Plaza de Sol. The steaks and seafood are popular, but the fondues are the specialty and should be experienced.

When hunger sets in, check out La Trattoria ($$$) in the Hotel Puerta del Sol. This Italian restaurant has a buffet like no other in Chile. Rarely do buffets have good quality, but La Trattoria takes pride in theirs. Rolled sushi, handmade soups, and smoked Chilean sea bass are just a few of the options, but there is more. Along with the buffet is a separate menu for entrees. This is where it becomes evident someone from Italy is working back in the kitchen. The choices are hard when there are 10 different types of pastas and 10 different types of preparations and sauces made to order. Good Luck.

In the Tres Puntas Hotel, Restaurant Sur ($$) has a more relaxed atmosphere and offers something that is actually a little difficult to find in Chile—a Chilean menu. Basically the menu consists of meats marinated in local sauces, local seafood and the specialty, corvina (a.k.a. Chilean seabass).

Don Giovanni, an Italian restaurant serves a buffet at lunch with a good salad bar.

The small Sushi Bar ($$) wraps it up with the local seafood in the Bar Valle Lounge. This is a good option for lunch, when looking for a light bite. Another lunch spot is Bajo Zero ($). This fast food spot is at the bottom of the Andes Express, and allows for indoor or outdoor dining; the people wathcing on the deck is terrific.


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