Caldillo de Congrio (conger stock), Charquicán (stew made with charqui), Cazuela Curanto, or Carbonada are some of the many typical dishes in Chile. They all happen to share not only their initial letter, but also a great wealth of flavor and tradition.

Caldillo de Congrio

AUTHOR

Chile on the go

CATEGORY

Gastronomy

PUBLISHED

August 19th, 2022

SOCIAL

chileonthego

W hy food of all things you may be wondering. There is no doubt that when it comes to discovering a new destination, taste becomes one of the favorite senses. Santiago de Chile, the capital of Chile, is no exception to the rule. This city offers a wide range of options that combine diverse cooking methods bound to surprise locals and visitors alike.

Welcome to a selection based on originality and good taste.

Mercado central de Santiago

Location: Block surrounded by Ismael Valdés Vergara, Puente, 21 de Mayo and San Pablo streets.

First stop! This architectural jewel – listed as Chile´s touristic heritage and a historical monument of the capital- offers visitors a varied selection of foods, in which local and traditional flavors prevail. This market is a must visit if you are looking to explore every day cuisine in the always dynamic Santiago.

The place features around 241 stores which include eateries, fisheries and craft stores.
While fish and seafood are the main stars in the market, there is a host of options to choose from.

Mercado Central

Bocanáriz Wine Bar

Ubicación: José Victorino Lastarria 276, Santiago.

Chile is the proud owner of one of the most delicious and celebrated wines in the world. What could be better than sipping some of it while you eat?

Bocanáriz is home to its own cellar, which offers a wide choice of premium wines to be savored while indulging in one of the many mouthwatering dishes served here.

Bocanáriz Wine Bar

Casa Luz

Location: Av Italia 805, Barrio Italia, Providencia, Santiago.

In one of the most charming neighborhoods in the capital city lies Casa Luz, a spot that stands out for its cozy ambiance. The food here is described by the hosts as “emotive and intuitive”. In Casa Luz visitors may savor dishes made from produce of the season, which make their taste much richer and fuller.

Please do not leave the place without stopping by the bar, a space where creativity prevails in every drink and cocktail concocted. With good reason their makers are called “the poets of alcohol”.

Casa Luz Restaurant

Casa Lastarria

Location: José Victorino Lastarria 70, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile.

Variety is one key feature in Casa Lastarria. The appetizers, the veggie specialties, the side dishes, the pasta and the pizza are all featured on a menu full of Chilean flavor as well as international dishes.

As for the beverages, guests here may sample wines and drinks, along with spirits, hot beverages and craft beer. This is a spot for every taste, with guaranteed quality.

Casa Lastarria Restaurant

Giratorio

Location: Av. Nueva Providencia 2250, P 16, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile.

Why see the city from one point alone when you may admire it from diverse perspectives?

In Giratorio, guests may not only feast on first rate food but also enjoy a 360-degree view of Santiago de Chile, its mountains and their unique charm.

The menu offers a fusion of flavors from every region. This establishment has been cataloged as one big favorite among travelers for its quality and prestige. Like most of the other places, it is always best to book a table in advance.

Giratorio Restaurant

Liguria de Lastarria

Location: Merced 298, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

If you are looking to eat in a widely recognized, easy-to-access setting, featuring original decoration and serving great-tasting and hearty dishes, then Liguria de Lastarria is the place to go. The artistic touch of the ambiance will make you feel somewhere else and, while you are at it, you will be able to take pleasure in fascinating flavors. Like the very Santiago, a city of constant renewal and surprise, this establishment stands out for its permanent evolution and the local recognition.

Liguria de Lastarria Restaurant

Before we go, what about some coffee? – El Café Holley

Location: Gral. Holley, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile

The day finishes or starts, depending on the time, in “El Café Holley”, a perfect space where to drink delicious coffee or indulge in some dessert right in the heart of Providencia. The building greatly contrasts with the modern area: its imitation of a house taken from a fairy tale will make you feel inside one. What could be better than having a good conversation or a taking a break over coffee in such a setting?

Café Holley