Recommendation: restaurant Afrigonia in Puerto Natales, Chile
You’ve just finished hiking the “W” or better yet, the circuit, in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. Now that you are back in Puerto Natales, you deserve a good meal! Come on, you’ve earned it! Where to go? Surprisingly, there are quite a few nice restaurants for such a small town. But there is one that stands out and comes with high accolades. We visited Afrigonia 4 years ago, back when they first opened. We had a lovely chat with the husband-wife duo that owns it, he from Africa and her from Chile. The food reflects this union. The meal we were served that night was one of the best of our lives. Achingly tender and flavorful Patagonian lamb and a ceviche starter that could make Peru cry. Could it be the same quality years later?
We had recently returned from seven days of trekking the circuit and decided to splurge on Afrigonia once again. Upon entering the restaurant we were surprised at the much larger, modern space and we waited with bated breath for our meal in hopes for the same quality. Boy oh boy did it deliver! After all this time, I can still heartily recommend the lamb. Yes the restaurant is pricey for Chile but it is money well spent. When you are devouring the best lamb of your life, the last thing from your mind is the extra few dollars you are shelling out. The service is a bit slow but this is typical of South America. Order one of their perfectly made pisco sours, sit back and prepare to feast on innovative, fresh, local cuisine made with flair and love.