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Rincón de las Canallas

Rincón de las Canallas (Tarapacá 810, e/San Francisco, Santiago) – if you want to visit a bar that once required a password to get in, this would be the place. El Rincón de las Canallas (“Riffraff’s Corner”) was a one-time clandestine meeting place for anti-Pinochet activists during the 1980s. The bar’s located back then was […]

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Le Boudoir Lounge and Bar

Le Boudoir Lounge and Bar (Constitucion 97, Bellavista, Santiago) – this trendy lounge bar, located in the upscale Bellavista district, and (as the venue’s name implies), as décor consistent with an old school 19th century Parisian boudoir (especially the naughty paintings on its walls). A mostly 20-something crowd hangs out here, and for those not […]

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Too Much

Too Much (various locations, Santiago) – this is another popular sushi restaurant (with a number of outlets throughout the city). Its menu lists a healthy variety of sushis, tempura, and hot dishes. It also generates a healthy take-out business.

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Palacio Danubio Azul

Palacio Danubio Azul (Reyes Lavalle 3240, El Golf, Las Condes, Santiago) – despite the name (which suggests a culinary association with central Europe), the food actually served here is Chinese. In business for over 50 years, this is reputed to be the best Chinese restaurant not only in Santiago, but in all of Chile.

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Tramonto Bar & Terrace

Tiramisu (Isidora Goyenechea 3141, Santiago) – this cozy-looking restaurant serves a wide range of pizzas from pepperoni-style chorizo pies, to Argentine-style tomato sauceless fugaze pizzas. That, as well as calzones, focaccias, and piadinas. No doubt, with a name like “tiramisu”, it also carries a variety of desserts – from tiramisu to gelatos.

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Casa de Cena

Casa de Cena (Calle Almirante Simpson 20, Providencia, Santiago) – this is a family-owned bar and restaurant which is a step back in time to the old Chile (as opposed to the new-age “Sanhattan” (Santiago meets Manhattan)-type Yuppie hangout spots). Prices are reasonable (for drinks like Pisco, and home-cooked Chilean meals).

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Tiramisu

Tiramisu (Isidora Goyenechea 3141, Santiago) – this cozy-looking restaurant serves a wide range of pizzas from pepperoni-style chorizo pies, to Argentine-style tomato sauceless fugaze pizzas. That, as well as calzones, focaccias, and piadinas. No doubt, with a name like “tiramisu”, it also carries a variety of desserts – from tiramisu to gelatos.

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Tanta

Tanta (Av. Kennedy 5413, Las Condes, Santiago) – considering the fact that Peru is a northern neighbor of Chile, one would expect at least some eateries from there. Of course, ceviche is a major dish here. Meals from other countries are served here as well (in a brightly-lit cafeteria-style interior).

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Raúl Correa & Familia

Raúl Correa & Familia (Av. Las Condes 10480, Vitacura, Santiago) – housed in an old style Chilean house, this is a popular seafood restaurant that is spacious (two separate dining areas – one holding 120 patrons, another 100 – with an additional outdoor garden area, and three additional areas for private parties. The fine dishes […]

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De La Ostia

De la Ostia (Orrego Luco 65, Providencia, Santiago) – a pesar del nombre italiano, este lugar sirve tapas de estilo español. Los artículos que se sirven allí incluyen endivias con roquefort, pan de ajo, croquetas, tortillas de salchicha (enorme), gambas y tortillas de ajo y profiteroles para el desierto. Aparte de las tapas, los visitantes […]