Where to eat in Puerto Natales?

Santolla Santolla is a trendy place with restaurant within 2 containers re-designed for this purpose. Better coming very early or late: the place is crowded and does not take reservation. But it has the best Centollas we have ever tasted, other plates are good too. Cooking is simple but very good. One of our favorite…

Where to eat in Arica?

Rayu Restaurant Arguably the best restaurant in Arica according the info we have collected on Internet, Rayu is a nice place with more than decent food and more than decent prices too (10 000 CLP + for a main course). Still worth a visit but nothing exceptional. El Litoral 2590, Arica, Región de Arica y…

Where to eat in Iquique?

Hotel Pekin We were there during the new year so the choice of restaurants were… reduced! We went for Restaurante Pekin for the diner. Was full and with tones of commandes waiting for locals to pick up. Quantity are big, quality is good and price very reasonable. Not far from being the best Chinese restaurant…

Patagonia Schokoland

Situated on the calm street of Carmencita, this Coffee and tea salon has not only sweet treat like chocolate, but also serve a delightful breakfast and lunch (or brunch for the WE). Patagonia is first a Chilean brand for artesian chocolate with a fabric in Valdivia. But the 3 daughters have decided to diversify and…

Where to eat in Santiago de Chile

From nowhere 10 years ago I visited Chile and had a very hard time when it came to meal time. We ended more often than not in the bar of the hotel or in the sushi shop in front of the office. There were many cheap but disappointing restaurants. Eating looked like a necessity; the…

040 restaurant, the hidden beauty

On a Friday storm night, we passed trough the noisy street of Bellavista and discovered the very secret 040 restaurant hidden in a private hotel. The waiter introduced us to the underground restaurant salon with a particular design, dove and wine glasses on the ceiling, wooden chairs and table, and the the whole wall of…

Naoki, the Japanese food in his pure traditional way

My Chilean friend who is living in France recommended me this restaurant as soon as I arrived in Santiago and finally here we are! In Chile, the Japanese food is somehow confused with the Peruvian style Japanese cuisine, but for me it’s quite different. In Naoki, you will not find the maki with cream or cheese…

La Calma, the great passion for the sea

The story of La Calma began with Gabriel Layera, with his passion of sea produce, he founded La Caleta Chile, a small business who works with independent fishers and provides seafood products freshly out the sea to the most famous restaurants in Santiago, like Ambrosía, 99 Restaurante, Naoki, Osaka…, thanks to him, eat “pesca del dia” (fish…

I-Ching, my choice of Chinese restaurant in Santiago

Before going to I-Ching, I have tried several Chinese restaurants in Santiago, and they are all very disappointing, the dishes are not tasty, too much MSG, bad quality for the ingredients… So I was desperate until a friend from HongKong talked about I-Ching, so I would like to give a last chance before saying “the…

Ambrosía, perfect to enjoy special occasions

Ambrosía has been one of our priorities on our to do list when settling down in Santiago. The Chef Carolina Bazán has been working during one year in the restaurant Frenchie of Gregory Marchand in France and we feel this influence of bistronomy in her realization. But the atmosphere is far from a French Bistro: it is…

Etienne Marcel, the French patisserie all in finesse

If you have no idea where to have a tea time with good sweet treats, I recommend this French patisserie hiden in a calm street in the Ñuñoa at Santiago. Here you can find French style patisseries like macarons (their special), éclairs, tart… but also some viennoiserie like pain au chocolat, croissant or baguette. The place…