Located right in the heart of Santiago, Bocanariz is a definitively modern hybrid wine store and wine bar showcasing Chile's huge selection of wines. Over three hundred different labels occupy the shelves at this impressive shop, every region of the country represented across myriad varietals. A restaurant offering entrees and appetizers that pair perfectly with the wines in stock makes for a great way to sample the full breadth of the collection. For a little additional education, the Bocanariz flight allows you to select several wines to taste in order to experience the subtle differences between the vast wine-growing regions of Chile.
Housed in the middle of the Bellavista area of Santiago, Peumayen offers guests the opportunity to sample the country's rich culinary with a contemporary twist. While the flavors and recipes are derived from the region's pre-Hispanic era, the techniques used to create these authentic tastes of Chile are definitively 21st Century. Sure to delight antro-minded foodies, Peumayen is a must stop for those craving some more historical nuance in their South American cuisine.
Ocean Pacific's is a famous restaurant serving contemporary Chilean cuisine, particularly known for their seafood specialties. Apart from the food the restaurant is also known for its unique interiors that resemble an imperial ship, with its wooden planked walls featuring mounted ship wheels and other ship accessories and artifacts. The ceiling is curved, supported by artificial elephant tusks and spinal columns, offering you a dining experience like none other
This original restaurant, situated on the top floor of a high-rise building, offers you a panoramic view of Santiago for an hour at a time. The floor is built onto a revolving mechanism that turns the room a full 360 degrees during your meal. A large round bar constitutes the main and central part of the big eating area. The tables are arranged alongside the large windows, which allow you to enjoy a truly magnificent, and changing, view. They specialize in seafood and fish prepared in the Chilean tradition, although they also serve a variety of meat dishes including duck and chicken. Try the sweetcorn ceviche and don't miss a chance to try the duck in orange sauce. Desserts and cakes are homemade. There is also a set menu at CLP6,500. It has air-conditioning and private parking. In the evenings there is live piano entertainment to accompany your dinner.
Situated on the main street of Providencia alongside many other restaurants, pubs and cafés, this traditional Chilean bar was opened in 1990 by the Cicali Genoese family. Popular with Chilean artists and intellectuals, as well as foreigners, the bar is decorated in a rustic style with antique photographs, furniture and paintings. A terrace facing the street is a popular spot to have a beer alfresco. There is also a huge selection of Chilean wines and liquors and a diverse menu featuring soups, sandwiches, pastas, fish dishes and grilled meats.
Beat the summer heat with a couple of scoops of delicious ice cream from Emporio La Rosa. Drop in and try their new and exciting ice cream flavors or linger over some of their famous stews. What began in 2001 as a single shop now has several branches and has become one of the most popular ice cream shops in the city. Situated just a few minutes from the Museo Bellas Artes, this particular branch is a nice stop on a day of sightseeing.
Jewel of India is an Indian restaurant which is located on Manuel Montt. The restaurant has an exotic and oriental feel to it with traditional decor and tapestries on the walls. The way to the patio space is flanked by chiffon curtains and the area has low traditional Indian seats. Stick with Indian traditions, hospitality is very important here. The menu consists of traditional lamb, chicken and prawn dishes as well as wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options.
Le Due Torri located in Borde Rio is a traditional Italian restaurant which is known for its pasta, steak and seafood dishes and its special desserts for diabetes patients. Some of the recommended dishes here are prawns with ricotta and green agnolotti, crab with cream and vodka, coffee flavored mousse and tiramisu. The atmosphere is modern and chic making this restaurant is the perfect place to go to for a celebratory meal with the family or to catch up with a group of friends.