WHERE AND WHAT TO EAT IN VALDIVIA
The gastronomy in Valdivia is a mixture of Spanish and Mapuche-huilliches influences, in addition to German-style preparations that the inhabitants of the area brought.
Flavors like craft beer, marzipan, chocolate and sausages are examples of European preparations that came to this sector, introduced in traditional dishes.
Some of the typical dishes of the area are the smoked pork chops in a kassler style, pastel de carne (meatloaf) accompanied by roasted potatoes, applesauce and sauerkraut, among others. Of course you cannot forget to mention the “valdiviano”, a broth is made with dried meat and onions, created by Spanish soldiers in colonial times.
The typical local beverages are handcrafted beers, like the ones produced in the factory Kunstmann. Beer festivals, where you can try different flavors are also celebrated.
As for restaurants, the waterfront has a wide range, from traditional food to international cuisine. In the Muelle Fluvia and the Central Market you can eat fish and seafood and enjoy traditional dishes with local products from the area.