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. Grill maestro Julio Elgueta, who has been manning the open hearth here t…
Top Choice Chilean in Santiago

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, where a minimalist design forces you to focus on the food. The…
Top Choice Chilean in Puerto Natales

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 bare beams and stark views of the sound. Chef Hernan Vaso re…
Top Choice Chilean in Castro

Cazador

Formerly known as the excellent and innovative Mar y Canela, the restaurant's same chef – and her wine-savvy new partner – have actually managed to improve this groundbreaking palafito bistro which now specializes i…
Top Choice Chilean in Frutillar

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 the lake. The daily changing menu marries Nueva Chilena cuis…
Top Choice Chilean in Puerto Montt

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 sleeps. With expansive city and sea views as the backdrop, Lu…
Top Choice Seafood in Buchupureo

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 furniture. You can camp next to the restaurant (if you don't m…
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, Rapa Nui and Atacameños.
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 Peumayén (for the food, not the service), 32km east of Pucón, even if you don't plan on getting wet.…
Top Choice Fusion in Castro

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 cabin-like room, scrumptious contemporary Chilean fare – exce…