October 31 2018

The best restaurants in Patagonia according to tourists


Whether it’s for the delicious food, great atmosphere or price-quality balance, these are the four best gastronomic experiences to try out in southern Chile according to visitors.

Many trips are planned based on recommendations from friends, in publications or made by tourists in the comments section on specialized websites. The latter is a fantastic source of advice, ranging from what dish to choose to where to sit to have the best view. 

These are the five best restaurants in Patagonia based on comments given by travelers on travel forums and websites.


Cafe Artimaña

Café Artimaña comes first in the ranking of best restaurants in Puerto Natales on TripAdvisor. About 85% of guests raking it as “excellent.”

Located on Carlos Bories 349 - very close to the city’s Plaza de Armas main square – the restaurant has a simple decoration and stands out for its service. One of its best dishes is El Mañoso, which is a sandwich with braised meat, cheese, onion, and bacon. To quench your thirst, there’s the Calafate Pisco Sour or several artisanal beers. Tourists draw attention to the generous portions and flavorsome dishes.


Kiosco Roca

This classic Punta Arenas eatery is among the top places to go and eat according to the Mi Nube travel site. Its combination of food is somewhat odd: banana milkshakes and choripán (barbecued sausages in bread). The place is a Magallanes tradition that goes back to 1932, and its products are made following old family recipes.

The Kiosco Roca was awarded first place among Chilean cheap and good eating places in 2012 and 2017. It’s now expanded and has branches in Concepción, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar and Santiago, but the original diner is located in Presidente Julio Roca 875. The menu includes options such as different milkshakes and cakes.



Its prices are above average, but this is an ideal place to treat yourself. It ranks first place among restaurants in Coyhaique on TripAdvisor. Its specialty is the combination of local ingredients with an inventive signature cuisine. There’s no set menu as it takes advantage of produce that is in season. Among its best dishes are the King crab with mashed avocado, octopus cooked in garlic, ceviche (fresh raw fish cured in lemon juice), and digueñes (fungi native to central and southern Chile).

This small place - with about five tables and a rustic decor – is located on Calle Lautaro 82.



This is just a small sample of the gastronomical adventures offered in southern Chile.

Make sure that before starting your trip to Patagonia, you pick up the best tips and advice. A good way of doing this is to look at websites where other travelers publish recommendations. 

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