La Gringa

Top choice american in Puerto Varas

Evoking the rainy-day cafes of the American Pacific Northwest, this charming spot run by an adorable Seattleite dishes up scrumptious house-produced bread and pastries, hearty sandwiches (such as pulled pork with cabbage) and refreshing main courses (barbecue baby back ribs with spicy austral-pepper mash) along with standout CH$7300 menús (fixed-price menus; 1pm to 4pm except February).

Naomi sources locally and organic where possible, and it all goes down so very nicely inside the historic Casa Bechthold.