Chile Picante

Top choice chilean in Puerto Montt

Owner Francisco Sánchez Luengo is on to something at this intimate and playful gourmet hot spot that's an ambitious (uphill) walk from most of the budget sleeps. With expansive city and sea views as the backdrop, Luengo offers just a few choices in his always-changing, three-course menu, all delicately presented yet bursting with the flavors of the market that day.

There's a fascinating emphasis on out-of-the-box preparations of native ingredients: nalca (Chilean rhubarb), cochayuyo and ulte (sea plants), michuña (native Chiloé potato) etc. Reservations recommended. Cash only.