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Thomas Nash | | Dec 26, 2010 01:43 PM

Patagonia is fascinating. Great scenery, interesting people, fantastic places, but not such great food.

Just returned from a 6 weeks and 7500 km roadtrip around Chile and Argentina in Patagonia. Here are the only few selected memorable places to eat worthy of Chowhounders (with GPS locations since many of these are not easy to find):

El Chejo, Quemchi on Chiloé, Chile (gravel road on coast), Fantastic king crab empanadas. 42° 8.6818'S 73° 28.4457'W

Chamaca Inn, Puerto Varas, Chile. Excellent seafood. 41° 19.0614'S 72° 59.1676'W

Como Vaca, El Chalten, Argentina. Excellent parillada. 49° 19.8287'S 72° 53.0573'W

Restaurant in Los Alamos Hotel, El Calafate, Argentina. Expensive. Excellent lamb asado, whole lamb spit roasted.

Club Britanico, Av. Pres. Roca 935, Rio Gallegos, Argentina. Classic. Hasn't changed since Bruce Chatwin's visit, though one waiter does speak English.

Restaurant Kiel, Chinquihue road, west of Puerto Montt, Argentina. Beautiful place. Good fresh shellfish. Overcooks fish.

El Viejo Expresso. Esquel, Argentina. Locals favorite for very good parillada. Hard to find.
42° 54.1765'S 71° 18.9594'W

Two great Careterra Austral B&Bs with excellent dinners for guests (and others?):

Hostel el Puesto, Puerto Tranquilo, Chile. 46° 37.5023'S 72° 40.6455'W

Entre Hielos Lodge, Caleta Tortel, Chile. 47° 48.0548'S 73° 32.1982'W