Fodor's Expert Review Carlo Cocina Mercado Gourmet
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
Of all of the eateries at the upscale Parque Arauco Mall, one that truly merits the trip, even if you don't have any shopping to do, is Carlo Cocina. This famous restauranteur's latest project is a pay-as-you-go restaurant with themed stations, like charcuterie, hot dishes, salads, or desserts. Simply take what you like, and have the cashier swipe your card at the end. The restaurant attracts everyone from families with young children to older groups of friends out for a day at the mall. Dishes may include chupe de centolla, a kind of thick crab bisque, or little sandwiches with smoked salmon. The restaurant looks like an old-school general store and sells many of the products used at the restaurant.
Presidente Kennedy 5413
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan 7560994, Chile