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Top Choice Chilean in Frutillar

Se Cocina

Se Cocina is hit or miss, but even when it misses, this beautiful 1850s farmstead 2km from Frutillar is one of the most interesting foodie destinations on the lake. The daily changing menu marries Nueva Chilena cuis…
Arts Center in Frutillar

Teatro del Lago

This amazing 12-years-in-the-making, US$25-million world-class performing-arts center opened in 2010, and has single-handedly put Frutillar on the global cultural map. The striking copper-roofed structure is a thing…
Steak in Frutillar

Cocina Frau Holle

Don't let the name evoke garden gnomes and lederhosen – this is a dead-serious steakhouse tucked just enough inland from the lake that most folks don't know it's here. No béarnaise, chimichurri or green-pepper sauce…
Music in Frutillar

Semana Musical de Frutillar

For 10 days (usually January 27 through February 4) the Semana Musical de Frutillar showcases a variety of musical styles, from chamber music to jazz, with informal daytime shows and more formal evening performances…
Museum in Frutillar

Museo Histórico Alemán

The Museo Histórico Colonial Alemán was built with assistance from Germany and is managed by the Universidad Austral. It features nearly perfect reconstructions of a water-powered mill, a blacksmith's house and a fa…
Teahouse in Frutillar

Lavanda Casa de Té

On a lavender farm just outside town, this is a lakeside favorite for tea, gourmet lavender products and farm-fresh lunches. Make a reservation for afternoon tea (CH$9800) or a lingering lunch. Minimum consumption i…
Food in Frutillar

Vipa & Co.

A great shop for picking up artisanal foodstuff and biodegradable cosmetics, including high-quality brands such as Melí (spices, salsas and mustards) and Agua de Patagonia (soaps, shampoos, aromatherapy).