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Part of a travel adventure is being able to soak up the city and along the way experience its local cuisine. For many of us it is something we remember almost as much as the destinations we visit.
Chilean cuisine is characterized by a vast selection of fish and seafood which can only be found in few coastlines from around the world, and what better way to enjoy them than in local restaurants.. Chile is also known for producing fine cuts of beef that are typically enjoyed with corn-based side dishes, fresh vegetables, quinoa as well as many other fresh and delectable well-prepared accompaniments.
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During your next visit to Santiago, you should definitely enjoy some local dishes and national drinks, and we recommend you stop by one, if not all of the following restaurants.
CHIPE LIBRE (Also known as The Independent Republic of Pisco)
Whenever Chileans go out for dinner the first thing they order, is the national drink, Pisco Sour. So as the saying goes, “when in Rome….” This restaurant allows us to enjoy this somewhat potent, but very tasty cocktail in different varieties. You could start with the traditional version that comes with lemon juice, or if you’re feeling a bit sexy you might try it with passion fruit instead. It goes without saying that the bar has a great variety of cocktails for you to enjoy, but be sure to start off as the locals do. Chipe Libre opened its doors in 2014 and instantly became a hit because of its signature drinks and delicious fusion menu, along with a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you go for lunch, happy hour or dinner, you will always be greeted with a smile and very good service.
Considered to be one of Santiago’s best wine bar restaurants. This unique venue offers the largest variety of Chilean wines from all of its wine producing valleys, by the bottle or by the glass. They offer a pairing menu with tantalizing dishes, perfectly paired with wines that allow your palette to enjoy every bite. If you prefer to pass on the pairing option, you can most certainly look through the a la carte section. The staff is very knowledgeable about wines and will very likely be able to offer you the perfect bottle of wine based on your preferences. If you go for dinner, be sure to make a prior reservation as it is frequently at full capacity.
For those that prefer a dining experience from a world-class restaurant, BORAGÓ will offer you a seasonal pairing menu that will truly activate your palate and leave you wanting more. It’s on the Top 50 best restaurants in the world list and rightfully so. All of the products used in the preparation of their delectable dishes come from local producers, be it vegetables, meats, fish and seafood. They also keep an amazing selection of Chilean wines & sparkling wines from different wine regions for all of the pairings, which periodically changes based on the menu. A very well-selected team of knowledgeable people are there to make sure your eating experience is unique in every way. Your servers are a delightful combination of experienced waiters and waitresses, chefs and sommeliers, that are ready to answer any questions with a detailed explanation. Be sure to reserve well in advance and probably before you arrive to Santiago, as it is always at capacity.
Whether you’re looking for quaint family-owned restaurants or a more fabulous dining experience, Santiago offers something for everyone that will leave asking for more.
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