every seafront city, Punta Arenas offers fish and
other seafood as the main ingredients of its delicious recipes.
In this land of cold beauty, you can pamper your taste buds with
a variety of exquisite dishes such as hake, sea bass and congrio
(conger eel), fish abounding in the area, plus the always tempting
oysters, spider crab and snails, among other seafood.
A highly recommended dish is pilpil snails: these are snails
cooked in olive oil, garlic and cacho de cabra pepper.
Another option is Parmesan snails, prepared with butter
cream and Parmesan cheese, and then baked. Delightful!
Also likely to be appetizing are the grilled or fried fish, served
with different sauces. But if you want to taste seafood at its best,
try them steamed. An alternative one should always take into account
is smoked salmon, a real jewel of gastronomy.
However, as man does not live on fish and seafood alone, in Punta
Arenas you will find exclusive meat dishes, such as asado
de cordero (lamb barbecue), or estofados de guanaco o ñandú
(guanaco or ostrich stew).
When it is time to quench your thirst, or toast the beauty of Patagonia,
nothing is better than an ona-crema, a powerful mixture
of brandy, coffee liquor and whipped cream, an ideal brew to banish
the cold. We recommend the drinks made with calafeta, an
original fruit from this region, and ruibarbo (rhubarb).