Here we recommend restaurants in the center of the city, including those that offer typical Chilean and international food.
If you are coming to Santiago for the first time and want to eat in some of the restaurants in the center of the city, check the tourism websites to see which are the most recommended by tourists.
In downtown Santiago you can find everything from Chilean cuisine to international food, prepared with sophisticated international culinary techniques.
Which one do you prefer?
Which websites are reliable for your search?
- Enter the Tripadvisor website (tripadvisor.cl)*.
*In case Tripadvisor is not displayed, you can check other websites: Google Maps, Yelp, Foursquare.
- According to your region, select the English version.
- In the main search engine you will see a drop-down menu*.
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- Type what you are looking for, for example: restaurants in downtown Santiago. *
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- By selecting the results you will be able to see information about each restaurant, user ratings, general information (address, phone, website, menu, opening hours), user ratings and reviews, and details (price range, types of food, meals).
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- If you are interested, you can also write your opinion, rating and even send a direct message to the restaurant.
Taste the typical Chilean food!
Many foreign tourists are attracted to this place. La Piojera is an iconic cantina of typical food in downtown Santiago.
This restaurant offers the classic dishes of Chilean cuisine: Empanadas, larded meat accompanied with potatoes and Chilean-style salads, pernil with boiled potatoes, arrollado entero (pork) with boiled potatoes and pichanga.
If you go to La Piojera you must try “El Terromoto”, a mixture of pipeño with pineapple ice cream and grenadine. This drink is very popular among Chileans, it is a must for the Fiestas Patrias celebrations.
La Piojera is located at 1030 Aillavilú Street, Santiago (very close to the Cal y Canto subway station).
For meat and barbecue lovers there is the restaurant El Chilenazo.
Among its specialties, it offers different cuts of meat and grilled meats, including special grilled meats and sausages, entrecote, rib eye steak, sirloin steak, steak, American entraña and more.
If you are looking for a grilled meat cooked to perfection, juicy and tasty, we recommend this restaurant. El Chilenazo not only offers meats, but you will also find typical Chilean dishes.
There are six stores in Santiago, one of which is located at Libertad 37, downtown Santiago.
Located in the Central Market of Santiago, Donde Augusto receives daily hundreds of foreign tourists looking to taste seafood products.
A gastronomic tradition of more than 20 years of experience, serving local and foreign tourists.
Where Augusto works his fish and seafood, based on signature and gourmet cuisine. Among its specialties you will find albacore, conger eel, salmon, queen conger eel, silverside, squid, crab, spider crab, shrimp, curantos, paila marina, casserole and other typical dishes.
Restaurants that rescue international gastronomy
In the heart of downtown Santiago, two blocks from Av. Bernardo O’Higgins and a 5-minute walk from the Bellas Artes subway station is Hotel Magnolia.
A world-class boutique hotel that welcomes foreign and domestic tourists. Staying there is like going back to the 1920s, thanks to its design, style and decoration.
Their services and experiences oriented to couples, couples, people who want to celebrate their birthday and even executives are really fascinating.
The hotel has a restaurant, whose cuisine is prepared by renowned chef Alexander Dioses, known for his work in restaurants such as La Mar and CostaMía.
On the second floor is the hotel’s restaurant, where guests or visitors can have lunch or dinner at refined tables, most of which are made of marble.
Right there you will be able to appreciate the imposing and beautiful lamps of the renowned English designer Tom Dixon, which decorate the restaurant.
Very close to the restaurant, there is a Chilean wine cellar with a fine selection that includes carménère, carbenet franc, carbenet sauvignon, carignan, among others.
Apart from the restaurant, there is the terrace located on the seventh floor of the hotel, a comfortable and spacious open-air space.
The hotel’s menu offers a variety of dishes inspired by international as well as national dishes.
Appetizers include salmon tartar, ceviche, Magellanic tostones; main courses include southern hake, Atlantic shrimp, BBQ pork ribs, grilled pork loin with vegetables.
To drink, we recommend the Rose Clery cocktail, which has a mix of freshness with chardonnay wine, natural orange juice, a touch of lemon and rose syrup. It is the most preferred by those who come to the bar and restaurant thanks to its taste and good look.
To come to the restaurant of the Magnolia Hotel, located at Huérfanos 539 Santiago, it is not necessary to stay at the hotel, but it is important to make your reservation in advance. You can do it online by completing the following form. *
*To make your reservation at the restaurant, please use browsers that are compatible with our website hotelmagnolia.cl
Castillo Forestal Restaurant
The well-known and famous restaurant located in the heart of Parque Forestal (very close to Barrio Lastarria) also offers cafeteria service to its visitors.
Considered a Parisian Brasserie, the Castillo Forestal restaurant delights its diners with preparations that include national ingredients and typical French recipes.
Among its choices of dishes are boeuf bourguignon (beef marinated in red wine, cooked for 4 hours), gnocchis roquefort, risotto, duck leg confit and much more.
The Castillo Forestal restaurant is located at Av. Cardenal José María Caro 390, Parque Foresta, Santiago.
They call themselves a restaurant and pisco bar. This restaurant offers Chipeña gastronomy, with ceviche as its star dish.
Chipe Libre has promoted pisco as a perfect accompaniment to dishes with explosive flavors. In the menu you will find fish ceviche, shrimp ceviche, tiraditos, lomo saltado, beef fillet with huancaína potatoes, salmon with butter and quinoto, among other dishes.
To drink, it also offers beers, spirits, wines and non-alcoholic drinks. The restaurant is located at José Victorino Lastarria 282, Santiago.