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La Picada de Carlitos

$$ - $$$
Seafood, Barbecue, Chilean
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Blanco Encalada 444 | Esquina con Esmeralda, Puerto Natales, Chile
+56 61 241 4911
08:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this place was fine, and you will get a decent filling meal at a place where actually a lot of locals go. they cook the meat and fish well, but there is no flavor. i also think i got food poisoning that night after eating their salmon :/ the big loud atmosphere and casual look with lots of screaming babies... More 

Thank Manisha K
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will occasionally get a "great" meal but most of the time it is just "good" but also decently priced when considering the local competition. It is popular and can be packed full. Partly closes (closes one dining room) in late afternoon.

Thank thedelles
Santiago, Chile
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were 4 adults and 6 children in hiker gear, warming received at La Picada de Carlitos. We had been snubbed at one other place and it was great to walk in and not be glared at. The food was excellent, very Chilean. The lamb was incredible and the King Crab a fun & tasty experience for everyone. The only... More 

Thank ldcohoon
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

They generously allowed us to eat although we arrived very close to their closing time. We arrived here after the TDP trek and we were up for a good steak. We can say that their tomato soup isn't very good, it doesn't have the taste of real tomatoes. Their steak and fries were great, just what we needed after a... More 

Thank Yevgeni T
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was the first restaurant we visited on our 10 day trip to Patagonia. We ate in the best places in Natales, Arenas, and El Calafate. Not only the food at this place was the best, it was also the least expensive. One plate of lamb will feed two hungry people and satisfy 3, so dont order too much. Their... More 

Thank betteradvisor
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My first centoya.. and I almost died of happiness! Excellent food and quick service. Portions are large (a little too large for the plates, but who cares?) and satisfying.

Thank emsbze
Duluth, Minnesota
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The BBQ entree was amazing - although I was solo and wishing I had about 3 other people to help me eat it! Delivered to the table in it's own charcoal brazier - I had leftovers for days. This is BBQ in the classic sense of the cooking technique - not the sauce. Showy "Smoking Room" in front window with... More 

Thank Colleen587
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat before starting our hiking at the Torres del Paine National Park! We walked for almost a hour looking for a restaurant ... Picata de Carlitos was packed and although with a visual that does not meet our standards we decided to give it a try! What a mistake... Chairs were nasty... Tables... More 

Thank Alvadi S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner and had salmon and fries with a small bottle of wine. It was good food, not fancy. The service was good and very helpful.

Thank Maria L
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The first time was before the 'w' and we eat cheaply, pasta all round. This was fine, simple but good. The staff were helpful and the prices are good for chile. The next time was after the trek and we fancied a nice meal. We had seen the parillada and thought it looked good so we ordered one for two,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Barbecue, Chilean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blanco Encalada 444 | Esquina con Esmeralda, Puerto Natales, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Magallanes Region  >  Puerto Natales
  • Phone Number: +56 61 241 4911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?