Iquique Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Iquique

January 17, 2018 Nicolette Lion

Iquique (Spanish pronunciation: [iˈkike]) is a port city and commune in northern Chile, capital of both the Iquique Province and Tarapacá Region. It lies on the Pacific coast, west of the Pampa del Tamarugal which is part of Atacama Desert. It had a population of 180,601 according to the 2012 census. It is also the main commune of the Greater Iquique. The city developed during the heyday of the saltpetre mining in Atacama Desert in the 19th century. Originally a Peruvian city with a large Chilean population, it was ceded to Chile as result of War of the Pacific (1879–1883). Today it is one of only two free ports of Chile.
Things to do in Iquique

1. Neptuno

Ernesto Riquelme 234 | Frente al Mar, Iquique 1101321, Chile Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Chilean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$11,772 - HK$274,682 +56 57 232 3264
Excellent
27%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
11%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 373 reviews

Neptuno

Reviewed By belgopreis - Ghent, Belgium

this place looks very nice outside, it is very big but you don't feel that inside, there are separate rooms with only a few tables. We were served rather fast contrary to some comments we read here. There also was a lot of food but we are getting used to the big plates here ;-)

2. Kiru Restaurante Lounge

Amunategui 1912, Iquique 1101887, Chile Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$314 +56 57 276 0795
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 435 reviews

Kiru Restaurante Lounge

Reviewed By beegeerob - Pacific Coast Australia, Australia

We heard about this restaurant by word of mouth, it is well hidden, not being locals we hired a taxi short trip from Hotel. I suggest a booking as we only got in because we went reasonably early. Waiter was very helpful describing different dishes etc, and making suggestions. Nice atmosphere and good bar area, where you can sit and relax after dinner.

3. Cioccolata

Anibal Pinto 487, Iquique 1100542, Chile Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$78 - HK$118 +56 57 253 2290
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 625 reviews

Cioccolata

Reviewed By EDOMIC - Santiago, Chile

Outstanding value. Went there for lunch menu and it was excellent. Soup and quality salad bar well prepared. Main dish was salmon and roasted potatoes and was probably better than high end restaurant that i have been before
Dessert was good too. Everything for less 14usd.
My colleague had a slow cooked meat Sandwich and the typical mango milk shake. They looked fantastic
Friendly and helping staff.

4. Sumapuriwa

Avda. Arturo Prat 1062, Sector El Morro | Entre Freddy Taberna - Grumete Bolados, Iquique, Chile Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Latin, Seafood, Chilean, South American, Healthy Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$110 +56 57 241 7121
Excellent
65%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 254 reviews

Sumapuriwa

Reviewed By justme080 - Waco, Texas

Very friendly place with great cuisine from The Altiplano,the high plateau shared by Chile, Bolivia and Peru, where the Aymara people have been from before the Inca Empire. Great food,good
drinks served in clay platters and always with a big smile.
Perfecto lugar para saborear comida Aymara siempre servida con una gran sonrisa

5. Restaurant del Casino Espanol

Plaza Prat 584 | Frente a la plaza de armas, Iquique 1100615, Chile Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Spanish, Chilean Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +56 57 276 0630
Excellent
43%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 193 reviews

Restaurant del Casino Espanol

Es un Restaurant y casino muy famoso en Iquique, Chile. Su arquitectura se asemeja con el Palacio de La Alhambra de España, su decoración interior es muy bella.

Reviewed By Patrice_VDD - Ghent, Belgium

This restaurant has its activities in an old fancy building which is an attraction in itself. Spanish decorations (don Quichotte), mosaics, really a amazing building. The food was great. We took fish which was fresh and tasty. Price : 14.000 pesos/person wine included.

6. El tercer ojito

Patricio Lynch 1420, Iquique 1101436, Chile Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, South American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +56 57 242 6517
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 651 reviews

El tercer ojito

Reviewed By Daniel J - United Kingdom

We enjoyed a superb meal here on a recent trip to Iquique. The staff were very attentive, friendly, and approachable. The surroundings were peaceful and colourful as well as having lovely plants and decor. The food was awesome from start to finish and they catered well to vegans. The Pisco Sours were also perfect!!

7. Centro de Eventos "El Sombrero"

Hotel Terrado Suites | Hotel Terrado Suites, Iquique 1100000, Chile Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood Lunch HK$275 - HK$314 +56 57 236 3901
Excellent
42%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

Centro de Eventos "El Sombrero"

Reviewed By caturiri - Monte-Carlo, Monaco

First class place, and service. I would say the Top restaurant in Iquique. Location, decoration, professional service, quality, scenery. Buffet or menu, the food is excellent. The drinks and wine list pairs with the overall quality and the employees are real and experimented professionals

8. La Mulata

Avenida Arturo Prat Chacon 902 | Esquina Tomás Bonilla, Iquique 1101950, Chile Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Japanese, Peruvian, Latin, Sushi, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$275 +56 57 247 3727
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 890 reviews

La Mulata

La Mulata Restaurant, feature in its dishes the great flavors of peruvian cuisine, and NIKKEI style food (peruvian and japanese fusion)

Reviewed By Catalin B - Berlin, Germany

A very high choice of Peruvian dishes, mostly classical. All different dishes we tried at the table were excellent. While waiting for the table (did not reserve in advance, the place was packed), the staff was very nice to us. The service was very professional and kind. I would go back to this place any time and I very much recommend it.

9. Otaku Sushi

Coastal Road, Playa Brava, Iquique, Chile Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +56 57 254 2850
Excellent
42%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 147 reviews

Otaku Sushi

Reviewed By Leigh M - Santiago, Chile

I had sushi delivered to my hotel in Iquique and it was delicious. Panko rolls, camarones tempura, a lovely California roll. I only wish I was able to eat more it was so good!

10. EL Viejo Wagon

Thompson 85, Iquique 1100650, Chile Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Latin, Seafood, Chilean, South American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 5722312101
Excellent
48%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 230 reviews

EL Viejo Wagon

Reviewed By Caroline K - Iquique, Chile

El Wagon is incredible, after friends and coworkers kept bugging me to try I went for an anniversary dinner. We arrived pretty late, around 11pm, and had great service. An entrada, two pisco sours per person, and two entrees and paid around 40.000CLP. Both entrees were delicious and I can't wait to go back! El Wagon has a wonderful environment and is a definite Iquique favorite.

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