Located in the artsy neighborhood Bellas Artes is an old favorite among locals: the Opera Catedral. By day, this eatery is a well-frequented cafe, but once the sun has set, watch out for the local musicians and artists who step on to the stage. All types of genres are played here, from electro to folk, and it is well worth a visit to discover local talents. Take a break from the excitement on the rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a cocktail and splendid views of Bellas Artes.
Address & telephone number: Opera Catedral, José Miguel de la Barra Esquina Merced, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 6643048
Sarita Colonia Restaurante offers a Peruvian-Asian fusion cuisine. It attracts a mixed crowd and is gay-friendly. A quirky and kitsch decor with religious influences such as wooden confessionals and stained-glass windows. There’s even a life-size statue of Sarita Colonia herself. This restaurant celebrates life, death and friendship alongside excellent cuisine, giving it that unique image which makes it so popular. Reserve a seat on the rooftop patio to enjoy a view during your exciting meal.
Address & telephone number: Sarita Colonia Restaurante, Loreto 40, Recoleta, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2881 3937