Top Choice Chilean in Punta Arenas

La Marmita

This classic bistro enjoys wild popularity for its lovely, casual ambiance and tasty fare. Besides fresh salads and hot bread, hearty dishes such as casseroles or seafood hark back to grandma’s cooking, Chilean styl…
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La Luna

This local favorite, known for fresh seafood dishes and a lively, colorful atmosphere, is becoming a little too touristy – but non-Spanish-speaking travelers will appreciate the multilingual staff when trying to dec…
Chilean in Punta Arenas


An innovative mainstay with homey atmosphere. Garlic soup made with fragrant beef broth is a good starter, even shared. Game dishes are the house specialty, but the delicate merluza negra (black hake) shouldn’t be m…
Seafood in Punta Arenas


This seafood institution is popular with moneyed locals and cruise-ship travelers in search of a classy king crab feast. The decor may not be inspiring but the cuisine doesn’t disappoint. The upstairs room has an ex…
Pizza in Punta Arenas

La Mesita Grande

If you're homesick for Brooklyn, La Mesita Grande might do the trick. This mod exposed-brick pizzeria serves them up thin and crisp, with organic toppings and pints of local brew. Save room for their homemade ice cr…
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Lacking pretension, this cozy second-story restaurant serves up hearty Chilean fare, grilled fish, pasta and seafood stews to a full house. Skip the house wine but don’t miss the machas a la parmesana (razor clams b…
French in Punta Arenas

La Cuisine

If you're craving veggies beyond the trusted potato, this plain-Jane French restaurant is a good bet. Seafood dishes come with sauteed vegetables, green salad or ratatouille. There's also homemade pâté and wine by t…
Sandwiches in Punta Arenas

El Mercado

This local institution serves an assortment of seafood specials, from scallops stewed in garlic sauce, to baked creamed centolla to mussels a la parmesana. There's a full bar, English menu and cheaper sandwiches.
Sandwiches in Punta Arenas

Kiosco Roca

An irresistable stop, with locals patiently waiting for counter stools and U of Chile paraphenilia plastering the walls. They only turn out bite-sized sandwiches with chorizo or cheese or both, best paired with a ba…
Cafe in Punta Arenas

Café Almacen Tapiz

Cloaked in alerce shingles, this lively cafe makes for an ambient coffee break. In addition to gorgeous layer cakes, there’s salads and pita sandwiches with goat cheese, meats or roasted veggies.