People and History

Two lives and a rebirth

Our story starts more tan three decades ago, when Jorge ‘Coco’ Pacheco opened his first restaurant in 1973, which came to be an obligatory stop for distinguished national and international personages and for foreigners from all parts of the world.

The essence, what gives life to this restaurant, if the Pacheco Baquedano family, tenacious seekers after treasures and in love with Chile and its riches. Coco, the founder and father, is passionate about the tastes of our seas; Cristina, la matriarch, is a tireless companion on this adventure; Francisca and Paz, the daughters, who have made an innovative and fresh mark on the restaurant’s spirit.

“A fire, dad, is not going to beat you”, said Francisca that July 2nd of 2008, when the flames ended part of the story. Everything was destroyed, but the spirit remained intact, even more tenacious.

Modernity marks the rebirth of AquíEstá Coco, reopened in 2010 as the first sustainable restaurant in Chile, a pioneer in its field,  born from and environmental sensibility, from the veneration of our native peoples y, certainly, from the everyday tribute to the roots of Chilean cooking.

Sustainable restaurant

The earth gives us its abundant treasures. We return this love by making our footprint efficient and protecting its riches.

The earth gives us its abundant treasures. We return this love by making our footprint efficient and protecting its riches.

Forty percent of the materials used for the reconstruction where recycled, form the floor that was salvaged from andold gymnasium in Osorno, to the stairs that lead to the second floor that come from a bank La Unión, everything has a history that is reinvented.
Details like the placemats made out of salmon skin that eliminate the need for tablecloths and thus reduce the energy consumption and its effects on the Earth.
The wood comes from renewable forests, and the inside spaces meet acoustic, light and temperature standards based on international parameters that seek to ensure human well being with a minimal energy expenditure.
The sustainability of vulnerable economies, such as that of small scale farmers in la Araucanía, is reflected in the constant display of the quality of their products in our cooking.

Work Team

Jorge “Coco" Pacheco”


Nueva Costanera 3960, Vitacura, Santiago

call 56 58 247 1959

call 56 9 6341 1510


We have private parking available with a capacity for 30 cars. It’s a free service that requires the vehicle’s keys. There is also public parking available near the restaurant.


We have Wi-Fi throughout the restaurant. In some rooms there are multimedia projectors and screens for business presentations.


We have elevators and handicapped access.


Our staff is bilingual and highly qualified to guide our English-speaking customers.