Restaurants

Top Choice Steak in Puerto Montt

Cotelé

This quincho (barbecue hut) steakhouse has a long-standing reputation for its meticulous grillmen who honor the meat with Picasso-level focus. Julio, who has been manning the open hearth here through various changes…
Top Choice Chilean in Quemchi

El Chejo

A family-run treasure. El Chejo is no gourmet restaurant, it offers honest food prepared with love by a family that fawns over its patrons. There's no menu – you get what's good that day.
Top Choice American in Puerto Varas

La Gringa

Evoking the rainy-day cafes of the American Pacific Northwest, this charming spot run by an adorable Seattleite dishes up scrumptious muffins and baked goods, creative sandwiches (pulled pork with coffee glaze) and …
Top Choice Chilean in Puerto Montt

Chile Picante

Chef Francisco Sánchez Luengo is on to something at this intimate and playful gourmet hotspot that's ambitious (uphill) walking distance from most of the budget sleeps. With expansive city and sea views as the backd…
Top Choice Chilean in Santiago

Peumayen

Without a doubt one of the most unique culinary experiences in Chile, this Bellavista upstart is innovating Chilean cuisine by looking back to the culinary roots of the Mapuche, Easter Islanders and Quechua.
Top Choice Fusion in Castro

Rucalaf Putemún

In tiny Putamún (7km outside Castro on the way to the Rilan Peninsula and Dalcahue) is one of Chiloé's destination restaurants. In a colorful and cozy cabin-like room, tasteful regional art surrounds scrumptious con…
Top Choice Resto-Bar in Valdivia

La Última Frontera

You'll find one-stop traveler nirvana at this bohemian resto-bar with a vibe unmatched in the whole of Sur Chico. Hidden quietly away in a restored mansion, you'll find a load of outside-the-box sandwiches, fresh ju…
Top Choice French in Pucón

La Fleur de Sel

Basque-country chef Michel Moutrousteguy offers a Mapuche-infused French menu that's well-worth the trip to Termas Peumayen (for the food, not the service), 32km east of Pucón, even if you don't plan on getting wet.…
Top Choice Chilean in Curarrehue

Cocina Mapuche Mapu Lyagl

Mapuche chef Anita Epulef turns seasonal ingredients into adventurous vegetarian Mapuche tasting menus. You can sample such indigenous delicacies as Mullokiñ (bean puree rolled in quinoa), sautéed piñoñes, the nut o…
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…