Restaurant in Santiago

Old Jun 10th, 2011, 05:02 PM
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Restaurant in Santiago

Will be spending one night in Santiago next Feb after a cruise. Can anyone suggest a restaurant? Looking for a place that will make use feel that we are in Chile.
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Old Jun 11th, 2011, 01:33 PM
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El Galeon has a nice vibe
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Old Jun 11th, 2011, 06:52 PM
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El Galeon in the Mercado Central? Only open for lunch and wouldn't be my choice. The whole Mercado Central is pretty touristy. Do you know where you are staying? There are plenty of good restaurants in different parts of town.
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 04:56 AM
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We will be in the Raddison
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Old Jun 12th, 2011, 08:19 AM
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The Radisson in Vitacura has some excellent restaurants around it and even more a short ride away by taxi. Not knowing your tastes or budget, here are a few ideas:

Chile is about wine and one of the best places to try a few different ones is Baco Vino y Bistrot in Providencia. The menu is mainly French style, their appetizers being especially good. The thing about Baco is that you get wine by the glass, but not your usual; you can get very good wine. The cost of the glass depends on the cost of the wine. It is a great opportunity to try more than one wine with a meal. Less crowded in February but you should book, the terrace in summer is the place to be. As it is a bistrot, you aren't limited to a late dinner. No website that I know of.

There are three branches of Liguria, all in Providencia. The two best are the Manuel Montt and Luis Thayer Ojeda ones. Lots of Chilean dishes but also a popular bar scene. Literally hops around from Thursday to Saturday. If you want to eat Chilean have a plateada con puré picante (Chilean pot roast with spicy mashed potatoes), costillar de cerdo (pork ribs) or cazuela (typical soup/stew) or just choose what you fancy. Going between the Spanish and English versions on the menu will give you the names you need. They don't book. It will really fill up around 9 pm. but it is bistrot style so you don't have to wait until late to eat.
http://liguria.cl/

Chilean food with a small show, El Apero in the Borderio restaurant complex by the river in Vitacura. This is Chilean food done well, a small show of typical dances which doesn't drive you crazy. Not just tourists eat there as the food is actually good. Not the norm for dinner plus show restaurants.
http://www.elapero.cl/

Another good spot for Chilean food done well is Divertimento. It is at the base of the San Cristobal hill, surrounded by garden, outdoor seating in summer. This restaurant has been around forever. A Santiago classic.
http://www.divertimento.cl/

Liguria will be the cheapest, Baco depends on how much wine you have, El Apero is moderate and Divertimento probably the most expensive but I have not included any really expensive places. Spending US$30 to US$40 pp you can have a very good meal. Obviously the wine tab is the killer anywhere. Any of these places will call a radio taxi to take you back to your hotel.
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Old Jun 14th, 2011, 05:32 PM
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Huentetu, thank you so much for your suggestions. We will be staying at the Radisson, so your suggestions are extremely helpful.
We will be docking in Valpariaso that morning, and flying home late the following night. Can you suggest a private guide to meet us at the dock and drive us to Santiago giving us a tour (Valpariso, wine tasting, etc.) on the way to our hotel.
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For a very typical chilean experience, try Dona Tina. I can't give you directions or even a phone number, but I'm certain the Radisson will be able to enlighten you.
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I know there are a lot of good tour guides out there. The only one I know personally is John Gottlieb.
http://www.chiletouring.cl/
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