Silverside fish | Courtesy of Peumayen Ancestral Food
These fine Chilean restaurants offer a blend of South American cuisine and international gourmet traditions. Elegant décor, spectacular views and the perfect wine pairings make these high-end Chilean establishments worth the visit.
Restaurant, Wine Bar, Bar, Chilean, South American, Contemporary, Vegetarian, $$$
Dining | courtesy of Bocanariz
One of the city’s finest wine bars, Bocanáriz offers nearly 400 different bottles of wines, coming from Chile’s many wine-producing valleys. The bar includes a full dinner menu and variety of appetizers. Stop by in the afternoon for a wine flight and appetizers, or book a dinner reservation for a cozy, romantic evening with perfect wine pairings. Moreover, Bocanáriz’ bilingual staff is knowledgeable about the many different wines and Chilean valleys where the region’s best grapes are produced.
Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, South American, Seafood, Chilean
Located at the Marriot in the upscale Vitacura neighborhood, Latin Grill’s chef Luis Cruzat cooks up gourmet seafood, steaks and lamb, accompanied by a respectable wine selection. Thanks to their impeccable service, excellent wine pairings, and creative, high-quality dishes, Latin Grill is one of Chile’s choice restaurants, a favorite among tourists and locals alike.
Restaurant, Peruvian, South American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Chilean
Overlooking the beautiful Bicentenario Park, the best time to visit the Mestizo is during warm spring or summer evenings. Meztizo’s high-quality menu offers a delicious blend of Chilean and Peruvian cuisine with a strong focus on fish dishes.
Decolonize your palate with a trip to Peumayen Ancestral Food. This elegant, high-end restaurant serves “ancestral food,” or dishes originating from Chile’s indigenous peoples. There are few restaurants that rival Peumayen Ancestral Food’s true originality and outstanding quality.
Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, Peruvian, Japanese, Fusion, $$$
Located in Santiago’s W Hotel, Osaka serves outstanding Asian-Peruvian fusion dishes, including a variety of innovative sushi rolls like the “Ceviche Roll.” Besides serving the best sushi in Santiago, something can be said for Osaka’s elegant and modern ambiance.
Restaurant, Italian, Seafood, South American, Mediterranean, Chilean, $$$
The spectacular view from this restaurant isn’t the only thing that makes Restaurant La Concepcion a fantastic dining experience. After walking through its blue doors on Cerro Concepcion, an array of high-end Italian, Mediterranean, Latin and European dishes are just an order away.
Aqui esta Coco serves up a multitude of spectacular Chilean seafood dishes, from sea bass to king crab to ceviche. Besides offering the best seafood menu in Santiago, Aqui esta Coco’s chic space and imaginative décor give the experience a little something extra. Eating here is an unmissable experience for any lover of great seafood.
The sophisticated Restaurant Alegre is the perfect place in Valparaíso for contemporary Chilean and international gourmet cuisine. Located in the gorgeous Palacio Astoreca Hotel, Restaurant Alegre offers fine dining in a spare and elegant space on the touristy hill, Cerro Alegre.
Don’t let the somewhat humble exterior fool you, El Austriaco serves up authentic Austrian fare that will knock your socks off. The owners have been perfecting their recipes since 1986 when the restaurant was located on Llanquihue Lake in southern Chile. Since then, El Austriaco has relocated to Viña del Mar where it remains one of the country’s best restaurants.