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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.

Find the Best Restaurants in Santiago

  • #1
    Latin Grill
    #1 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 953 reviewsTripAdvisor (953)
    $$ | Seafood, Chilean, South American, Latin, International
    Av. Presidente Kennedy 5741 Inside Santiago Marriott Hotel, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #2
    Lorenza Bistro
    #2 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1313 reviewsTripAdvisor (1313)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Contemporary, Seafood
    Avenida Alonso De Cordova 3854, Santiago 7630448 Chile
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  • #3
    Le Bistrot de Gaetan
    #3 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2284 reviewsTripAdvisor (2284)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    Santa Magdalena 80 -- behind the other restaurants on this street, turn in at 68 and go back and to the right Local 7, Patio del Sol, Providencia, Santiago 05033080 Chile
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  • #4
    Polvo
    #4 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 116 reviewsTripAdvisor (116)
    $ - $$ | Wine Bar, Chilean
    Constitucion 187, Santiago 7520360 Chile
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  • #5
    Rishtedar
    #5 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 576 reviewsTripAdvisor (576)
    $ - $$ | Indian, International
    Vitacura 5461 Vitacura, Santiago 7630182 Chile
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  • #6
    Ramblas Bar Restaurante
    #6 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 218 reviewsTripAdvisor (218)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Fast Food, Chilean
    Avenida Manuel Montt 370 Cerca De Estación Metro Manuel Montt, Santiago 7500628 Chile
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  • #7
    Zanzibar
    #7 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1031 reviewsTripAdvisor (1031)
    $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
    San J.M. Escriva de Balaguer 6400, Santiago 7640859 Chile
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  • #8
    Castillo Forestal
    #8 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2577 reviewsTripAdvisor (2577)
    $ - $$ | French, International
    Avenida Cardenal Jose Maria Caro 390 Parque Forestal, Santiago 8320060 Chile
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  • #9
    Cafe Med
    #9 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 261 reviewsTripAdvisor (261)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean
    Av Presidente Kennedy 5741 Santiago Marriott Hotel, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #10
    Krossbar Bellavista
    #10 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 589 reviewsTripAdvisor (589)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, Chilean, Brew Pub
    Dardignac 0127 Barrio Bellavista, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #11
    The Singular Restaurant
    #11 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 557 reviewsTripAdvisor (557)
    $$ | Seafood, Chilean, International
    Merced 294 The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel, Santiago 8320128 Chile
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  • #12
    Chipe Libre - Republica Independiente del Pisco
    #12 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2761 reviewsTripAdvisor (2761)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Chilean
    Jose Victorino Lastarria 282, Santiago 8320156 Chile
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  • #13
    Senso
    #13 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 480 reviewsTripAdvisor (480)
    $$ |
    Avenida Presidente Kennedy 4601, Santiago 7560994 Chile
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  • #14
    Carrer Nou
    #14 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 639 reviewsTripAdvisor (639)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish
    Jose Miguel Claro 1802 Providencia, Santiago Chile
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  • #15
    Martuca
    #15 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 129 reviewsTripAdvisor (129)
    $ - $$ | Chilean, Brew Pub, Cafe, Fast Food
    Manuel Mont, 282 Providencia, Santiago 7500591 Chile
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  • #16
    Jewel of India
    #16 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2316 reviewsTripAdvisor (2316)
    $$ | Indian
    Avenida Manuel Montt 1007 Av. Manuel Montt 1007, Providencia, Santiago 7500982 Chile
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  • #17
    Krossbar Orrego Luco
    #17 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 281 reviewsTripAdvisor (281)
    $ - $$ | Chilean, Bar, Pub, South American
    Orrego Luco 066, Santiago Chile
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  • #18
    La Fabbrica
    #18 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1456 reviewsTripAdvisor (1456)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
    Avda. Ossa 123, Nunoa Mall Plaza Egaña, Santiago Chile
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  • #19
    Naoki
    #19 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1079 reviewsTripAdvisor (1079)
    $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Avenida Vitacura 3875, Santiago 7630358 Chile
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  • #20
    Holy Moly
    #20 of 5,607 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 351 reviewsTripAdvisor (351)
    $ | American, Brew Pub, Fast Food, Pub
    Merced 461, 318, Santiago 8320310 Chile
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