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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
    Latin Grill
    #1 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 986 reviewsTripAdvisor (986)
    $$ | Seafood, Chilean, South American, Latin, International
    Av. Presidente Kennedy 5741 Inside Santiago Marriott Hotel, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #2
    Krossbar Borderio
    #2 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 201 reviewsTripAdvisor (201)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, Chilean, Brew Pub
    San Josemaria Escriva De Balaguer 6400 Local 2B, Santiago 7640859 Chile
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  • #3
    Lorenza Bistro
    #3 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1431 reviewsTripAdvisor (1431)
    $ - $$ | Wine Bar, Fusion
    Avenida Alonso De Cordova 3854, Santiago 7630448 Chile
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  • #4
    Rishtedar
    #4 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 634 reviewsTripAdvisor (634)
    $ - $$ | Indian, International
    Vitacura 5461 Vitacura, Santiago 7630182 Chile
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  • #5
    Zanzibar
    #5 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1121 reviewsTripAdvisor (1121)
    $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Asian, Middle Eastern
    San J.M. Escriva de Balaguer 6400, Santiago 7640859 Chile
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  • #6
    Polvo
    #6 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 144 reviewsTripAdvisor (144)
    $ - $$ | Wine Bar, Chilean
    Constitucion 187, Santiago 7520360 Chile
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  • #7
    Le Bistrot
    #7 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2322 reviewsTripAdvisor (2322)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    Santa Magdalena 80 Local 7, Patio del Sol, Santiago 05033080 Chile
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  • #8
    Castillo Forestal
    #8 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2736 reviewsTripAdvisor (2736)
    $ - $$ | French, International
    Avenida Cardenal Jose Maria Caro 390 Parque Forestal, Santiago 8320060 Chile
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  • #9
    Ramblas Bar Restaurante
    #9 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 231 reviewsTripAdvisor (231)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Fast Food, Chilean
    Avenida Manuel Montt 370 Cerca De Estación Metro Manuel Montt, Santiago 7500628 Chile
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  • #10
    The Singular Restaurant
    #10 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 584 reviewsTripAdvisor (584)
    $$ | Seafood, Chilean, International
    Merced 294 The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel, Santiago 8320128 Chile
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  • #11
    Chipe Libre - Republica Independiente del Pisco
    #11 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2814 reviewsTripAdvisor (2814)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Chilean
    Jose Victorino Lastarria 282, Santiago 8320156 Chile
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  • #12
    Carrer Nou
    #12 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 654 reviewsTripAdvisor (654)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan
    Jose Miguel Claro 1802 Providencia, Santiago Chile
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  • #13
    Jewel of India
    #13 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2331 reviewsTripAdvisor (2331)
    $$ | Indian
    Avenida Manuel Montt 1007 Av. Manuel Montt 1007, Providencia, Santiago 7500982 Chile
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  • #14
    Martuca
    #14 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 131 reviewsTripAdvisor (131)
    $ - $$ | Chilean, Brew Pub, Cafe, Fast Food
    Manuel Mont, 282 Providencia, Santiago 7500591 Chile
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  • #15
    La Fabbrica
    #15 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1492 reviewsTripAdvisor (1492)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
    Avda. Ossa 123, Nunoa Mall Plaza Egaña, Santiago Chile
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  • #16
    Cafe Med
    #16 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 267 reviewsTripAdvisor (267)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean
    Av Presidente Kennedy 5741 Santiago Marriott Hotel, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #17
    Krossbar
    #17 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 614 reviewsTripAdvisor (614)
    $ - $$ | American, Chilean
    Dardignac 127 Barrio Bellavista, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #18
    Peumayen Ancestral Food
    #18 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2604 reviewsTripAdvisor (2604)
    $$ | Chilean, Contemporary
    Barrio Bellavista Constitucion 136 Providencia, Santiago, Santiago 7530222 Chile
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  • #19
    Naoki
    #19 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1094 reviewsTripAdvisor (1094)
    $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Avenida Vitacura 3875, Santiago 7630358 Chile
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  • #20
    Senso
    #20 of 5,682 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 502 reviewsTripAdvisor (502)
    $$ |
    Avenida Presidente Kennedy 4601, Santiago 7560994 Chile
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