Coyhaique is a popular Chilean mountain town in Northern Patagonia, filled with all the amenities a backpacker would need before exploring the numerous parks and reserves in the area. Most travelers may find themselves staying in Coyhaique for a night or two, which is a great reason to explore what this small town has to offer. There are three places to eat and drink in Coyhaique I wanted to highlight in this post.
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK IN COYHAIQUE
#1: Mamma Gaucha
This popular pizzeria was recommended to me by my tour group, Chulengo Expeditions. It also frequently came up on other hiking posts, so on my second night in Coyhaique, I headed here to try their pizza and beer. Mama Gaucha is conveniently located off Coyhaique’s main plaza, smack dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle of town. It has a really friendly vibe, great pizza and they serve beer made by the local Coyhaique-based brewery, La Tropera.
Chelenko is a self-described Patagonian steak house, serving traditional food from the region. They have outdoor seating, and a plethora of food to choose from their meat-focused menu. It’s also located off the main plaza, opposite Mama Gaucha, so it’s a convenient stop as you explore Coyhaique.
#3: LA TABERNA DE D’OLBEK
This is my favorite place to eat & drink in Coyhaique. The brewery makes an amazing lager, which I fell in love with when I tried it in Santiago. When I found out their brewery was located in Coyhaique, I was really excited to visit, and headed straight there on my first day. Their restaurant is located 1.3 miles outside town - you can easily catch a taxi from the main plaza, or walk 30 minutes to get there. Their food isn’t the greatest, but the vibe, atmosphere and service are phenomenal (and of course, the beer is fantastic).