Nevados de Chillan Food & Nightlife

Nevados de Chillan Food & Nightlife

The restaurants and bars are located in the three Nevados de Chillan hotels, and overnight guests tend to dine at their hotel considering the accommodation packages are half or full board (ie inclusive of meals).

Nevados de Chillan Restaurants

The restaurant at the Hotel Alto Nevados is only open to overnight guests for evening meals. The restaurant décor is an eclectic mix of rustic and modern and it has a nice ambience. The meals are all buffet style, which includes a few hot items, a large range of salads, and plenty of mouth watering desserts. Thankfully evening meals are not super late and adhere to gringo dinner time!

The Shangri-La Restaurant at the Gran Hotel is the “jewel in the crown” of restaurants at Nevados de Chillan. The fine dining meals here are included as part of Gran Hotel packages, but others can also dine here with a reservation. The outlook is pleasant, but the real highlight is the food and the service. Lunch in particular seems fantastic, in part because you know that this is soooo much better than sitting in a packed cafeteria whilst eating a dried up hamburger. The Shangri-La restaurant is a much more civilised way to have meals. The only problem with lunch is the temptation to have a fine wine or two, which diminishes the motivation to go out skiing. Breakfast is served from 8am, lunch from 1pm and dinner from 8pm. For dinner chaps should adhere to the dress code of trousers (don’t wear your chaps!) and a shirt with collar.

Restaurante Andino (Andean Restaurant) at the Club House is where many of the condo guests dine out, but this restaurant can also be included in the accommodation package for those at the Gran Hotel. The menu here is simpler and it is suitable for family dining. For entradas there are salads and soups, and for mains there are grilled meats, fondues, sandwiches, pizzas and pastas. There is also a kids menu, postres, and a range of alcoholic beverages including the very addictive pisco sour.

For a really simple meal at a small price, the other option is to grab a sandwich at the bar at the Gran Hotel or the bar at the Hotel Alto Nevados.

Nevados de Chillan Bars & Nightlife

There is cute little bar on one of the “home trails” just below the mid-mountain hub area. This is a great place for a tranquil après drink, but you won’t be able to hang here for too long if you’re pressured to get back to the ski valet at the Gran Hotel before it closes at 5pm.

The Gran Hotel has a saloon bar that spills out onto a large lounge area with lots of cosy couches and an enormous fireplace. The bar never fires up, even when there’s live music, but it’s an incredibly relaxing place to perch with a pisco sour or five. They bring out yummy snacks with every drink.

The best bar at Nevados de Chillan is located mid-mountain at the Hotel Alto Nevados. The bar has great rustic funky décor and a mix of seating at the bar, at tables, and on very comfie couches. It often has a great atmosphere at après ski time. Sadly there’s no longer a casino or discotheque adjacent to the Gran Hotel so the nightlife now tends to finish pretty early at Nevados de Chillan, which is handy if you want to get up early for a powder day!

For a less “resortified” nightlife, there are various bars and pubs down in Las Trancas. The best place to party is the Snow Pub, a rustic restaurant and pub with a discotheque.
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