Pad Thai, the place for spicy lovers

Honestly, I didn’t hope to eat a good thaï food in Santiago because I found the people here are not yet getting used to spicy and hot food. So we went there because “why not, let’s try it”! And actually, the food is not as traditional as the one in Thailand, of course, but it’s OK. For…

La Misión, Wine and food going great

La Misión, situated in Vitacura at Santiago is a place where you can taste a very large range of Latin american wine. Actually, “Misión” is the name of first grape cultivated in Latam. So we start our lunch with a biodynamic wine tasting, two red wines and one white wine. Then come the first course,…

La Mar, peruvian seafood in Santiago

La Mar is situate beside the Parque Bicentenario at Vitacura in Santiago, and it’s a good adress to eat seafood.The restaurant is chic, spacious and luminous, but a little noisy with the music and the people speaking loudly. For the starter, we took a tasting of 4 different ceviches : classic, mixed, nikkei, they were all…

La Popular Pizza y Pan, making the most of their delicious bread dough

They have a great passion for the dough, the one with sourdough specifically, and this passion results in creating La Popular Pizza y Pan. A panaderia in the area of Francisco Bilbao in Santiago, where you can find different varieties of sourdough breads (3000-3500 Chilean pesos each) : the nature one with white flour,  the…

OX, a restaurant for beef lover

We’ve been there for a Sunday refilled – after sport lunch. Some of our gourmet friends told us that is a very good place to eat beef, and that is fair. The appetizer was quickly served as soon as we took our seats, then the “garçon” (yes, the servers are all males here !) came…

Capicúa, the best sandwiches in Santiago

We have know this place through the social network of 99 Restaurante (our favorite restaurant in Santiago) because they invited Capicúa’s Chef to one of their special “99+1” event. So we thought, if this Chef is liked by 99, his restaurant is worth testing! The Chef we are talking about is Luis Garay, a former cook…

Sukine, a taste of Korea in Santiago

Sukine is a restaurant in Santiago where you can find genuine Korean cuisine. We have been there twice already, it’s a very casual and popular canteen, inexpensive and the service is quite efficient. According to the Korean culinary tradition, whatever the meal, it’s always accompanied by some small common dishes to share, mainly vegetables, of…

99 Restaurante, getting Chilean cuisine to the next level!

22th place in rating of Latin America’s 50 best restaurants 2016, we were of course curious about their cuisine. So we went to this place on a sunny Saturday for a pre-Christmas celebrating lunch. Chatting with the lovely waitress we learnt that this restaurant has 3 Chefs from various horizons working together to propose a unique…

Rubaiyat, de la hacienda al plato

Rubaiyat is not just a restaurant. In a country where intensive farming often undermines quality, those guys have decided to think different. It all started in Brazil with a ranch where they raise their own beef. « de la hacienda al plato »*,  that is the restaurants’ philosophy. We’ve been to their Chilean branch, located in the…

El Huerto – a patchwork of good vegetarian food

Let’s be clear from the start: we are not vegetarian; I mean we love meat and often got a sensation of unfinished business when having a veggie diner. And yet we do love this restaurant. El Huerto is located in the very pleasant neighbourhood of Providencia, the staff is friendly (not efficient but friendly), and…

Brunch at Metissage

Metissage is a French style bakery, with a quiet small garden at the back and a big hall where you can have a coffee, take a simple lunch or drink you tea in the afternoon. You can also find some “épiceries fines” like ham and charcuterie, free range chickens eggs, artisan yogurt, honey and jam,…