Chile Tips

GOLFO DI NAPOLI!

Owner Vincenzo Guarino hails from Naples, so there is no doubting his pizza credentials. Situated in Ñuñoa, Golfo De Napoli offers expertly made stone-baked pizzas with fresh high-quality toppings. The pasta options are definitely worth a try too!

Where?
Dublé Almeyda 2435, Santiago.
More Info?
Golfo di Napoli

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CAPPERI!

Nestled in the heart of Barrio Italia, the location alone should quell any anxieties of getting a bad pizza. Capperi is THE place to go for an amazing, authentic pizza with all the Italian trimmings. Octopus carpaccio, tasty salads and a large selection of focaccias are all also available to accompany the star attraction.

Where?
Avenida Italia 1463, Santiago.

More Info?
Capperi

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TÍO CUCHO!

This inexpensive sandwich and hot dog shop in Santiago is great for quick and tasty takeaway food at a great price. Unlike many local restaurants, Tío Cucho is open until after midnight, making it the perfect place for a late night snack.

Where?
Benozzo Gozzoli 5542, Santiago.

PERSA BIO BIO!

Persa Bio Bio is a unique shopping and eating experience. A giant market filled with vintage shops and a diverse array of food stands and restaurants, just follow the smell of churrasco cooking and you’ll find yourself a top-notch hotdog or sandwich.

Where?
Placer 980, Santiago.

THE PIZZA FACTORY!

Another of Patio Bellavista’s great international restaurants, serving healthy Italian food and pizzas. With suave interiors and mouthwatering menu, what’s not to like.

Where?
Pio Nono 59, Bellavista.

Opening Hours?
Sun-Mon = 11:00 am – 2:00 am

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CENTRAL PIZZA!

Central Pizza is the go-to place for quick, cheap food to share with friends. It serves up New York-style pizzas, so expect meat-centric toppings on comforting doughy bases. The menu offers classics such as Hawaiian and pepperoni mixed in with more unusual choices like carbonara flavour.

Where?
Monjitas 608, Santiago.

More Info?
Central Pizza

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FUEGOS DE APALTA!

The owner, Francis Mallmann, is one of the best-known chefs from South America, who specializes in Argentine and Patagonian cuisine. With popular restaurants in Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Uruguay and Miami, Mallmann has also appeared on Chef’s Table.

Where?
Vina Montes, Parcela 15 Santa Cruz.

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PANKO SUSHI NIKKEI!

Nikkei is a term used for Peruvian-Japanese fusion, combining the best of both cuisines. Panko also incorporate many Chilean ingredients into their sushi, such as merken (smoked chilli pepper) and pebre (coriander, olive oil, chopped tomatoes, garlic and ají peppers).

Where?
Pio Nono 61, Bellavista
More info?
Panko

TRAMONTO BAR & TERRACE!

The Tramonto Bar & Terrace, located on the top floor of the Noi Hotel in Vitacura, is among the most spectacular rooftop bars in Santiago. This bar offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the Andes.

Where?
Av. Nueva Costanera 3736, Vitacura.
 More Info?
Noi

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VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK!

Villarrica National Park is located in the Andes, in the La Araucanía and Los Ríos regions of Chile, near Pucón. The centerpiece of the park is a line of three volcanoes stretching transversely to the Andean range: Villarrica, Quetrupillán, and Lanín.

Where?
Parque Nacional Villarica

More Info?
CONAF

SOJU RESTAURANT!

Simple but tasty, Soju’s food is popular with the locals for its homely recipes. The daily lunchtime queues outside are evidence that this is a place worth trying. Whether you want a cooked meal or simply a sandwich or pastry, this central restaurant serves it all at a very reasonable price.

Where?
Merced 821, Santiago.

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PATIO ESMERALDA!

Having refurbished a former theater from the 1830s, the restaurant El Patio Esmeralda is dedicated to providing food which adheres to their principles and ethics against animal cruelty, while also supporting the urban arts movement of the city.

Where?
Esmeralda 728, Santiago Centro.

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PLANTA MAESTRA!

Planta Maestra offers much more than just the restaurant experience, providing a shop and a peaceful reading area for its clientèle. However, the menu at the restaurant is a simple but versatile compilation of delectable Oriental and Mediterranean cuisines.
Where?
Planta Maestra

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HOLM ENSALADERÍA!

As the name suggests, Holm Ensaladería specializes in salads and is ideal for a light lunch. Their quality ingredients lead to excellence in their cooking, along with a quick service behind the counter.

Where?
 Padre Mariano 125, Providencia.

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QUINOA RESTAURANT!

The food here is highly praised for its fresh ingredients and unbeatable flavor. On Quinoa’s menu you’ll find an extensive list of Mediterranean cuisine suitable for vegetarians, with a selection of courses for any part of the day.

Where?
Calle Luis Pasteur 5393, Vitacura.
More Info?
Quinoa

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COMO AGUA PARA CHOCOLATE!

A place set for romance. With a somewhat old and rustic decor, reminiscent of a country house, Como agua para chocolate tries to delight its attendants with its aphrodisiac preparations.

Where?
Constitución 88, Providencia
More Info?
Agua para Chocolate

Source: Como Agua para Chocolate

NATIONAL RESERVE NONGUÉN!

This reserve comprises the most representative sample of the Concepción forest, which covered the coast range of the Biobío region, which was replaced almost entirely by agricultural crops and pine and eucalyptus forest plantations. The purpose of its formation as a Reserve is to provide protection and funds for its care, maintenance and visits.

Where?
Nonguén

Source: National Reserve Nonguén 

LAGUNA DEL LAJA NATIONAL PARK!

One of the things that most attracts the attention of those who visit the park are the vestiges that at first glance can be appreciated from the violent volcanic eruptions that occurred centuries ago. Formerly the pehuenches who inhabited the area used the Antuco pass to traffic products from and to the Argentine pampas.

Where?
Laguna del Laja

Source: Laguna del Laja

MOCHA ISLAND!

The island has approximately 48 km ², with a small mountain range that goes from north to south, that in its highest part reaches the 390 meters on the level of the sea, is covered of native forest and that forms part of a wild area protected under the tuition of Conaf. Its inhabitants are mainly engaged in fishing. The island is a sacred site for the Mapuche religion, highlighting the tradition of the Trempulcahue.

Where?
Isla Mocha

Source: Isla Mocha

NATIONAL PARK ROBLERÍA DEL COBRE DE LONCHA!

The national park Roblería del Cobre de Loncha, is located in the commune of Alhué, province of Melipilla. It was created on July 25, 1996. The unit stands out for the protection of the species of fauna as the rulo toad, the condor and the partridge, the culpeo fox and the chinchilla mouse.

Where?
Roblería del Cobre de Loncha
More Info?
CONAF