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What to Eat in Santiago

Santiago's burgeoning culinary scene is a big selling point for foodie travelers. The city's cuisine is as eclectic as its neighborhoods, with restaurants featuring dishes packed with Peruvian flavors in bohemian Bellavista to traditional fish-focused entrees at the Central Market.

Like its South American peers, Santiago's hit restaurants source fresh, local ingredients. Here, you can savor local specialties like manchas a la parmesana (razor clams layered with cheese and lemon juice) and seafood stews prepared with freshly caught fish from the Pacific. Or you can indulge in meat-centric meals, such as a pastel de choclo (a pie made up of chicken, beef, boiled eggs, olives and corn). To eat like a local, venture to the Bellavista and Vitacura areas where restaurants serve authentic dishes with a little extra zest, like caldillo de congrio (a fish stew filled with tomatoes and potatoes) and ceviche made with fresh sea bass or scallops. Regardless of where your culinary adventure takes you, pair your meals with a staple Chilean cocktail like a pisco sour or glass of local wine.

Bear in mind that Chileans eat later than Americans. Plan to sit down for lunch between 1 and 3 p.m. and head out for dinner between 9 and 10 p.m.; most restaurants close between 3:30 and 9 p.m. Though formal attire is not typically required, dressing up for dinner — particularly in cosmopolitan areas — is a good way to blend in.

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  • #1
    La Cabrera
    #1 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1307 reviewsTripAdvisor (1307)
    $$ | Argentinean, Steakhouse
    Alonso De Cordova 4263 Vitacura, Santiago 7630530 Chile
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  • #2
    Lorenza Bistro
    #2 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1958 reviewsTripAdvisor (1958)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Fusion
    Avenida Alonso De Cordova 3854, Santiago 7630448 Chile
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  • #3
    Latin Grill
    #3 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1057 reviewsTripAdvisor (1057)
    $$ | Seafood, Chilean, South American, Latin, Mediterranean, International
    Av. Presidente Kennedy 5741 Inside Santiago Marriott Hotel, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #4
    Flannery's Beer House
    #4 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 392 reviewsTripAdvisor (392)
    $ - $$ | Irish, Bar, Pub
    Tobalaba 379 Esquina Tobalaba con El Bosque, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #5
    Rishtedar
    #5 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 775 reviewsTripAdvisor (775)
    $ - $$ | Indian, International
    Vitacura 5461 Vitacura, Santiago 7630182 Chile
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  • #6
    Zanzibar
    #6 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1412 reviewsTripAdvisor (1412)
    $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic
    San J.M. Escriva de Balaguer 6400, Santiago 7640859 Chile
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  • #7
    Le Bistrot de Gaetan
    #7 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2486 reviewsTripAdvisor (2486)
    $ - $$ | French
    Santa Magdalena 80 Local 7, Patio del Sol, Santiago 05033080 Chile
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  • #8
    Ramblas Bar Restaurante
    #8 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 316 reviewsTripAdvisor (316)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Chilean
    Avenida Manuel Montt 370 Cerca De Estación Metro Manuel Montt, Santiago 7500628 Chile
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  • #9
    Le Bistrot Viet
    #9 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 252 reviewsTripAdvisor (252)
    $ - $$ | Vietnamese
    Padre Luis De Valdivia 333 Second floor of the new Lastarria Galery, Santiago 8320159 Chile
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  • #10
    Krossbar Borderio
    #10 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 304 reviewsTripAdvisor (304)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, Chilean, Brew Pub
    San Josemaria Escriva De Balaguer 6400 Local 2B, Santiago 7640859 Chile
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  • #11
    Martuca
    #11 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 177 reviewsTripAdvisor (177)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food, Chilean, Brew Pub
    Manuel Mont, 282 Providencia, Santiago 7500591 Chile
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  • #12
    Karai by Mitsuharu
    #12 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 230 reviewsTripAdvisor (230)
    $$ | Japanese, Peruvian, Asian, Seafood
    Isidora Goyenechea No 3000 4 Piso, W Santiago, Santiago 7550653 Chile
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  • #13
    Senso
    #13 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 631 reviewsTripAdvisor (631)
    $$ |
    Avenida Presidente Kennedy 4601, Santiago 7560994 Chile
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  • #14
    Verde Sazon
    #14 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 144 reviewsTripAdvisor (144)
    $ - $$ | Fusion
    Avenida Italia 857 Menú Y Precios, Santiago Chile
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  • #15
    The Singular Restaurant
    #15 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 628 reviewsTripAdvisor (628)
    $$ | European, International
    Merced 294 The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel, Santiago 8320128 Chile
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  • #16
    Castillo Forestal
    #16 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2975 reviewsTripAdvisor (2975)
    $ - $$ | French, International
    Avenida Cardenal Jose Maria Caro 390 Parque Forestal, Santiago 8320060 Chile
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  • #17
    Chipe Libre - Republica Independiente del Pisco
    #17 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3035 reviewsTripAdvisor (3035)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Chilean
    Jose Victorino Lastarria 282, Santiago 8320156 Chile
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  • #18
    Uncle Fletch Plaza Nunoa
    #18 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 929 reviewsTripAdvisor (929)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Fast Food
    Jorge Washington 111 Boulevard Plaza Nunoa, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #19
    Krossbar
    #19 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 697 reviewsTripAdvisor (697)
    $ - $$ | American, Chilean
    Dardignac 127 Barrio Bellavista, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #20
    Polvo
    #20 of 5,496 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 229 reviewsTripAdvisor (229)
    $ - $$ | Wine Bar, Chilean
    Constitucion 187, Santiago 7520360 Chile
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