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Chilean traditional cuisine

Chilean traditional cuisine

Food in Chile is characterized by the fact that Chilean food practically does not differ from European food, but the prices for food in local establishments, by South American standards, are quite high.

Food in Chile

Chilean cuisine has been influenced by the Spanish, German, Croatian, Italian, French and culinary traditions of the Middle East. The Chilean diet consists of vegetables, rice, meat, fish (yellowfin tuna, sea bass, hake, eel, salmon), seafood (oysters, crabs, shrimps, sea urchins, mussels).

In Chile, you should try meat pies with eggs, olives, raisins and onions (empanadadepino); steak with fried potatoes and eggs (lomo a lopobre); cheese in dough (empanadadequesto); charcoal grilled meat (“churasco”); a raw fish appetizer that is pre-marinated in lemon juice with butter, pepper and onions (ceviche); tortilla with seafood (“tortia de mariscos”); a spicy dish based on rabbit meat (“picante de conejo”); sea ​​urchin soup.

And those with a sweet tooth will be able to enjoy cotton candy, waffles, caramel nuts, corn granules with dried peaches (mote kon uesiyos), honey gingerbread (mariscal).

Where to eat in Chile? At your service:

  • cafes and restaurants where you can order dishes of Chilean, Japanese, Arabic, Indonesian and other exotic cuisines;
  • Churraskariya (restaurants specializing in meat dishes);
  • salonesdete (in these tea shops you can order sandwiches, cakes, cakes, ice cream, juice and other snacks);
  • fast food restaurants (McDonalds).

If you are hungry for discovery, be sure to visit the restaurant “Borag” in Santiago - here you will be served vegetable puree decorated with branches and flowers, and ice cream frozen with liquid nitrogen.

Drinks in Chile

Popular Chilean drinks are tea, coffee, wine, pisco (grape brandy), mangosour (pisco with mango juice), beer. In Chile, it is worth trying beer Escudo, Royal Guard, Crystal, Kuntsman, as well as wine Carmenere, Casablanca, Cabernet, Sauvignon.

When purchasing alcohol, it should be noted that in Chile, unlike other Latin American countries, it is prohibited to drink alcohol in public places. In addition, you will not be able to purchase such drinks from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. (there are time restrictions on sales in the country).

Chile Food Tour

As part of a food tour of Chile, you will visit the El Galion Mercado Central restaurant (here you will be treated to seafood dishes) and Aqui Esta Coco (here you will taste Chilean dishes in a room with an unusual interior). In addition, you will visit the Caliterra winery, where you will be able to taste such wines as Caliterra Tributo Malbec, Caliterra Tributo Carmrnere, Caliterra Reserva Sauvignon Blanc. You will be allowed to ride around the winery, after which you will be invited to a barbecue lunch.

A trip to Chile is a great opportunity to combine outdoor activities with an extensive gastronomic program.

Photos of Chilean national dishes

  • Chilean traditional cuisine
  • Chilean traditional cuisine
  • Chilean traditional cuisine