In Chile wine is produced since nineteenth century, significantly increasing its production quality in the twentieth century by opening commercial ties with winemakers and French and American vineyards. In the international market the main wine producing countries are; Italy, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Chile and Argentina. The main Chilean exporting vineyards correspond to Concha y Toro, San Pedro and Santa Rita. In addition, the magazine Drinks International chooses the 50 best vineyards in the world, and for the delivery of 2017 there are three Chilean companies in this count; Santa Rita (32nd place), Viña Errázuriz (fifth place) and Concha y Toro (second place).
Chilean gastronomy turns out to be a mixture of indigenous tradition and Spanish colonies contributions. In the twentieth century there was also an influence from European cuisine, especially French.
As a result we have the "Criolla Chilean cuisine" that has a lot of variety in ingredients and flavors because of the geographical diversity of our country. The most traditional Chilean dishes are: the “carbonada”, the “casuela” (casserole), the “charquicán”, the “curanto”, the “empanadas de pino”, the “humitas”, the “milcao”, the “paila marina”, the “pantruca”, the “pastel de choclo” (corn cake), the “pastel de papas” (potato cake), the “porotos granados” (granados beans) and the “tomaticán”, among others. If you want to delve into our country’s cuisine, we recommend visiting the following places:
Corresponds to preparations made with exquisitely selected ingredients and extreme hygienic care. They are dishes made by people who, after many years of experience and a clear passion for haute cuisine, are prepared to offer a product that can be consumed by someone who really appreciates its quality and delicacy.
The capital's nightlife stands out in neighborhoods that combine gastronomy, drinks, dancing and varied entertainment.
Is a sector of the city of Santiago, the capital of Chile, located between the north bank of the Mapocho river and the San Cristóbal hill. In the eastern sector of Barrio Bellavista, on Constitucion Street, between Dardignac and Antonia López de Bello, there are haute cuisine restaurants that offer a varied gastronomy. Also in the vicinity of the corner of Mallinkrodt with Dardignac. Also, in Calle Loreto, which marks the boundary between Bellavista and Patronato, there are different cuisines and restaurants, cités, bars, the permanent "La Popular" fonda and old nineteenth century mansions.
corresponds to a small area of the city located between Mac Iver Street to the west, Parque Forestal to the north, Vicuña Mackena Street to the east and Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins to the south, a sector characterized by its green areas and beautiful houses of the nineteenth century, today restored and mostly used as cafes, restaurants, designer shops, bookstores and museums. Here you can visit restaurants like; “El Biografo”, Le Fournil Lastarria, “Castillo Forestal”, “Chipe Libre”, etc.
An alternative to enjoy Santiago’s cuisine. On the one hand, it offers gourmet creativity, native to Chile or fused with international trends, and on the other hand, the busy and intense nightlife of its bars. Both styles harmonize beautifully, giving Barrio Italia a mixed style of great cultural color. You can find gastronomic proposals such as the traditional DaNoi restaurant, with its foolproof pastas; the Capperi, with its pizzas and Italian dishes; the Andalusian Tavern, with its undeniable Spanish stamp; Hams and Coffee, with their creativity. And to this delicious route of flavor are the charming coffee shops, such as La Candelaria, El Jardín Secreto, Il Vero Caffè and Survenir, the latter the founder of its kind. And for the gourmet and enjoyment of good food, you will find stores with products to take away, such as Gourmet Hell, the Pantry 1893, Market Nün and Tea with Cinnamon.
If you want to enjoy staging, presentations or cultural events, then we present the best places in Santiago for that.
GAM: Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center, is a meeting place between audiences and culture, specialized in performing and musical arts. Its objective is to articulate content, creation, cities and experiences from its headquarters, in the heart of Santiago, facilitating access to culture and formation of audiences.
Municipal Theater of Santiago: Its impressive architecture welcomes from Agustinas street, to continue surprising the interior with the incomparable beauty of its halls and with opera, ballet and first quality music shows. Presented in the oldest active scene in the country and featuring its stable squads, each work is a source of entertainment and unique and unforgettable emotion.
Casa Museo La Chascona: La Chascona is one of the three houses that were owned by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. It is located in the Bellavista neighborhood of the Providencia district in Santiago, Chile. It is currently a museum that houses the author's collections and is the headquarters of the Pablo Neruda Foundation. It was declared a National Monument in 1990.
Museum of Science and Technology It is the first interactive museum created in the country with the aim of spreading science and technology as support for teaching. The Science and Technology Museum is focused on students and general public, and offers guided tours in Spanish by teachers. It is located inside the Quinta Normal Park, in the Parthenon building, which previously housed the Museum of Fine Arts and, later, the Museum of Contemporary Art. Its spacious rooms have an interesting exhibition that surprises with scientific and technological topics such as geology, astronomy or electromagnetism, presented in a framework of experimentation and discovery for the visitor.
Cultural Center Palacio de la Moneda:is a cultural center located in Santiago, under the Plaza de la Ciudadanía, in front of the south facade of the La Moneda Palace. The CCPLM offers Chilean and foreign audiences access to national and international visual and audiovisual creation and heritage, fostering their understanding and appreciation. This through large-scale exhibitions, in addition to the programming of the National Cineteca, extension activities, services and complementary samples.
Museum of the Memory and the human rights: It is a space destined to give visibility to the violations to the human rights committed by the State of Chile between 1973 and 1990; to dignify the victims and their families, and to stimulate reflection and debate on the importance of respect and tolerance, so that these events will never happen again.
National Museum of Fine Arts: Is one of the main centers for the dissemination of visual arts in Chile. Founded on September 18, 1880, under the name of National Museum of Paintings, it is the first art in Latin America of its type. The museum has an artistic heritage made up of more than 3,000 pieces, acquired through purchases, donations and awards from official salons. It has the main selection of Chilean sculpture in the country and the second most complete national painting collection in the nation after the “Casa del Arte”, or “Pinacoteca” from “Universidad de Concepción”.
Valparaíso has an offer of places with strong dishes, warm attention and traditional recipes of the area. Typically, traditional food restaurants were established by families that handed down the tradition from generation to generation, tradition that is very important for them and when visiting these places you can also appreciate the stories of each place. Typical dishes: “empanada de carne” (meat pie), “pastel de choclo” (corn cake), “humitas”, “caldillo de congrio” (conger soupe), “porotos granados” (beans with pasta and pumpkin), “cazuela” (casserole), fried fish. Anyway, in this area you can also find gourmet restaurants of excellent quality and very good prestige.
SaborColor Restaurant: Is a Gourmet Bar, in a beautiful house of the early twentieth century in Cerro Concepción, specialized in seafood cuisine accompanied by excellent drinks and wines. It is recommended to try the “Chupe de Quinoa and shrimp”, as well as exclusive dishes such as Rockfish with “mote risotto” or Salmon in orange sauce and polenta.
Caperucita y el Lobo Restaurant Located in Cerro La Florida, it was born from a house belonging to a large family’s grandmother who, as a tradition before becoming a Gourmet Restaurant, received large quantities of people for lunches, meals, etc. It is recommended to try the conger with caramelized onion and mashed onion, and also, grilled white fish over mashed beans (“habas”) and mint.
Internado Restaurant:It is a bar restaurant and cultural space located in Cerro Alegre. Its gastronomic proposal is more informal, simple but with style, with preparations full of flavor, where you can enjoy hamburgers, salads, meats and vegetarian dishes each with its signature touch.
Fauna Restaurant:It has a large terrace with views of Cerro Concepción, Cerro Panteón and Valparaíso Bay. They have a menu of meat, seafood, vegetarian dishes, chopping boards, sandwiches and pastries, depending on the season. The panoramic bar offers craft beers in schop and in bottle, a selection of local and country wines and cocktails. There is also grain coffee and teas from around the world.
Casa Cervecera Altamira: In Chile, beer has its cradle in Valparaíso at the beginning of the 19th century at the hands of the Irish immigrant Andrés Blest. This entrepreneur founded the first national brewery in 1825 near what is now the Plaza Aníbal Pinto and brings with it the classic brewing recipes of the old continent that Casa Cervecera Altamira seeks to rescue from oblivion through all its varieties. Here you can find; Hamburgers, Fish and Seafood Snacks, Tapas Bars, Tex-mex, Vegan and Vegetarian Food.
Espíritu Santo Restaurant:Cuisine characterized by working with fresh products from the region, seafood and fish from rocks, vegetables from the area, varying with the same grace between sweet and salty. It is located in Cerro Alegre and is characterized by the delicacy and originality of its dishes. Today, mother and son join forces and offer a simple and refined cuisine that puts care in the details.
Malandrino Restaurant:Located in Cerro Alegre, it is an Italian restaurant that offers excellent quality pizzas made in wood-fired ovens.
Holtzenplots Restaurant:It is located in Cerro Bellavista and is a German restaurant. Here the Tauss Bräu limachina beer, made from wheat, is dispatched. Its menu fits on one sheet and its unmissable are the Brotzeit, a strong table with sausages, ham (from the German Delicatessen from Quilpué, excellent), peasant pâté, German style bread and a fine homemade recipe sauerkraut.
Bote Salvavidas Restaurant:It is famous in the area for its history, being born as a casino and frequented by executives of the Navy, shipping companies and maritime agencies. It stands out for its location on the Prat Wharf and for its traditional cuisine, and stands out for the fish and seafood.
Portofino RestaurantThis restaurant, adds to the port city, as a gastronomic heritage, providing a space of international standard. The gastronomy of this restaurant is characterized by its recipes with typical products of the sea. It is located in Cerro Esperanza.
If you want to enjoy staging, presentations or cultural events, then we present the best places in Valparaíso for that.