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Top Choice Seafood in Chaitén

Cocinerías Costumbristas

Apron-clad señoras in tiny kitchens serve up piping-hot seafood empanadas, fish platters and fresh paila marina (shellfish soup). Come early because it fills up fast with locals.
Top Choice Chilean in La Junta

Mi Casita de Té

A community fixture where doting Eliana and her daughters cook and serve abundant, fresh meals and even espresso. In summer there are lovely salads with organic lettuce and fresh rhubarb juice. Any time, the beef ca…
Top Choice Pizza in Coyhaique

Mamma Gaucha

Fusing Patagon lore with a sophisticated palette and reasonable prices, Mamma Gaucha could please the fussiest road warrior. Cane ceilings and whitewashed barn-board walls create a down-home setting. Start with fres…
Top Choice Seafood in Hornopirén

Cocinas Costumbristas

Eating in these market-style shops is like a visit to your Chilean grandma. The fried merluza (hake) comes fresh, crisp and oversized, though you probably won't want to share. There's also seafood stews and surprisi…
Top Choice Gourmet in Coyhaique


A happy surprise, dining in this chef's home is a special event. There's no menu, just a few well-attended candlelit tables. Chef Cristian employs seasonal seafood, game and fresh local produce in innovative combina…
Top Choice Landmark in Puerto Bertrand

La Confluencia

Don't miss this dramatic viewpoint, where Chile's most powerful river, the Baker, froths into a broad, behemoth cascade before merging with the milkier, glacial-fed Río Nef in a swirling contrast of mint and electri…
Breakfast in Coyhaique

Café Oriente

Chandeliers and mirrors overstate this modest sandwich stop serving satisfying ave paltas (chicken and avocado sandwiches) on warm bread, ice cream and coffee.
Chilean in Coyhaique

Café Ricer

Best described as a gringo zoo, this high-priced café occupies soft sheepskin seats and a choice spot on the Plaza de Armas. Offerings are many, from a selection of ice creams to cakes and pies or salmon on a bed of…
Chilean in Coyhaique

Casino de Bomberos

Call it a cultural experience – this classic but windowless eatery packs with locals downing seafood plates or steak and eggs.
Bar in Coyhaique

Piel Roja

Rumbling late-night life with local youth and the occasional adventure guide. Upstairs becomes a romping dance floor in the wee hours.