Must-see restaurants in Chile

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    Cotelé

    This quincho (barbecue hut) steakhouse has a long-standing reputation for its meticulous grillmen, who honor the meat with Picasso-level focus. Grill…

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    Boragó

    Chef Rodolfo Guzman earned a coveted spot among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants by elevating Chilean cuisine to new heights at this Vitacura restaurant,…

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    Singular Restaurant

    The perfect port in a storm, part supper club of yore, part modern bistro, with exquisite food and attentive service. Leather sofas and polished wood meet…

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    Cazador

    Formerly the excellent and innovative Mar y Canela, the restaurant's same chef, and her wine-savvy new partner, have actually managed to improve this…

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    Chile Picante

    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…

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    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…

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    El Chiringuito de Pullay

    Fresh seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and fishers – that's the philosophy behind this low-key beachfront restaurant with colorful wooden…

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    Peumayen

    Without a doubt one of the most unusual culinary experiences in Chile, this upstart is innovating Chilean cuisine by looking back to the culinary roots of…

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    La Fleur de Sel

    Basque-country chef Michel Moutrousteguy offers a Mapuche-infused French menu that's well worth the trip to Termas Peumayén (for the food, not the service…

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    Rucalaf Putemún

    In tiny Putamún (7km outside Castro on the way to the Peninsula de Rilán and Dalcahue) is one of Chiloé's destination restaurants. In a colorful and cozy…

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    Anita Epulef Cocina Mapuche

    Mapuche chef Anita Epulef turns seasonal ingredients into adventurous vegetarian Mapuche tasting menus. You can sample such indigenous delicacies as…

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    Awa

    Awa has a sommelier poached from Borogo and a chef from La Percanta – two of Santiago's finest foodie destinations – so you'd be right to expect big…

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    El Galpón

    Tucked away around the side of Hotel Waeger, you'll find dark flooring and a rustic, barnyard vibe (old-school metallic buckets as lampshades)…

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    La Marca

    This is the spot in Puerto Varas for devout carnivores to delight in seriously outstanding slabs of perfectly grilled beef. You won't find any obnoxious…

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    Santorini

    A surprising find in Iquique, Santorini serves up a huge menu of authentic Greek fare, best enjoyed in the bougainvillea-draped back patio. Aside from…

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    Chivato Negro

    Two blocks east of the plaza, Chivato Negro has a bohemian, vintage vibe with a spacious patio hidden in back. There's a wide-ranging menu of sandwiches,…

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    Club Social Chañaral

    A surprising find in the small town of Chañaral, this exceptional restaurant serves excellent fish (try the pejegallo with capers and beurre blanc) as…

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    Baltinache

    A short walk south from busy Caracoles, Baltinache has some of San Pedro's best cuisine. Thick adobe walls hung with geoglyph-inspired artwork and…

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    El Peral

    The menu at this beloved cafe above Ascensor El Peral is written on chalkboards each morning and typically includes the freshest ingredients from the sea…

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    Restaurante Miguel Torres

    Set amid sprawling vineyards, this high-end eatery cooks up gourmet versions of Chilean classics – and every dish is listed with a recommended wine…