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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
    La Cabrera
    #1 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1266 reviewsTripAdvisor (1266)
    $$ | Argentinean, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
    Alonso De Cordova 4263 Vitacura, Santiago 7630530 Chile
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  • #2
    Lorenza Bistro
    #2 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1932 reviewsTripAdvisor (1932)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Fusion
    Avenida Alonso De Cordova 3854, Santiago 7630448 Chile
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  • #3
    Flannery's Beer House
    #3 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 368 reviewsTripAdvisor (368)
    $ - $$ | Irish, Bar, Pub
    Tobalaba 379 Esquina Tobalaba con El Bosque, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #4
    Latin Grill
    #4 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1049 reviewsTripAdvisor (1049)
    $$ | Seafood, Chilean, South American, Latin, International
    Av. Presidente Kennedy 5741 Inside Santiago Marriott Hotel, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #5
    Zanzibar
    #5 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1398 reviewsTripAdvisor (1398)
    $$ | Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Thai
    San J.M. Escriva de Balaguer 6400, Santiago 7640859 Chile
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  • #6
    Rishtedar
    #6 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 759 reviewsTripAdvisor (759)
    $ - $$ | Indian, International
    Vitacura 5461 Vitacura, Santiago 7630182 Chile
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  • #7
    Krossbar Borderio
    #7 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 295 reviewsTripAdvisor (295)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, Chilean, Brew Pub
    San Josemaria Escriva De Balaguer 6400 Local 2B, Santiago 7640859 Chile
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  • #8
    Le Bistrot de Gaetan
    #8 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2467 reviewsTripAdvisor (2467)
    $ - $$ | French
    Santa Magdalena 80 Local 7, Patio del Sol, Santiago 05033080 Chile
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  • #9
    Ramblas Bar Restaurante
    #9 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 305 reviewsTripAdvisor (305)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Chilean
    Avenida Manuel Montt 370 Cerca De Estación Metro Manuel Montt, Santiago 7500628 Chile
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  • #10
    Martuca
    #10 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 176 reviewsTripAdvisor (176)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food, Chilean, Brew Pub, Diner
    Manuel Mont, 282 Providencia, Santiago 7500591 Chile
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  • #11
    Le Bistrot Viet
    #11 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 239 reviewsTripAdvisor (239)
    $ - $$ | Vietnamese
    Padre Luis De Valdivia 333 Second floor of the new Lastarria Galery, Santiago 8320159 Chile
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  • #12
    Senso
    #12 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 626 reviewsTripAdvisor (626)
    $$ |
    Avenida Presidente Kennedy 4601, Santiago 7560994 Chile
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  • #13
    Uncle Fletch Plaza Nunoa
    #13 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 926 reviewsTripAdvisor (926)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Fast Food, Pub
    Jorge Washington 111 Boulevard Plaza Nunoa, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #14
    Verde Sazon
    #14 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 141 reviewsTripAdvisor (141)
    $ - $$ | Fusion
    Avenida Italia 857 Menú Y Precios, Santiago Chile
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  • #15
    Castillo Forestal
    #15 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2955 reviewsTripAdvisor (2955)
    $ - $$ | French, International
    Avenida Cardenal Jose Maria Caro 390 Parque Forestal, Santiago 8320060 Chile
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  • #16
    Karai by Mitsuharu
    #16 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 216 reviewsTripAdvisor (216)
    $$ | Japanese, Peruvian, Seafood, Asian
    Isidora Goyenechea No 3000 4 Piso, W Santiago, Santiago 7550653 Chile
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  • #17
    The Singular Restaurant
    #17 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 623 reviewsTripAdvisor (623)
    $$ | European, International
    Merced 294 The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel, Santiago 8320128 Chile
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  • #18
    Krossbar
    #18 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 691 reviewsTripAdvisor (691)
    $ - $$ | American, Chilean
    Dardignac 127 Barrio Bellavista, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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  • #19
    Chipe Libre - Republica Independiente del Pisco
    #19 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3024 reviewsTripAdvisor (3024)
    $ - $$ | Peruvian, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Chilean
    Jose Victorino Lastarria 282, Santiago 8320156 Chile
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  • #20
    Piegari Chile
    #20 of 5,749 Places to Eat in Santiago
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 231 reviewsTripAdvisor (231)
    $$ | Italian
    Av. Nueva Costanera 4092 Vitacura, Santiago 7630191 Chile
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