Cafes & Restaurants
Anakena is one of the best Hyatt's two excellent restaurants
in Santiago. This bright, spacious Thai establishment serves
some of the finest spicy food, also offers a unique way of
ordering your food: as in a market, you choose which piece
of fish or meat you want and then tell the chef whether you
want it cooked in the traditional wok or on the grill.
Address: Hyatt Regency, Av. Presidente Kennedy 4601, Las Condes,
Aquí Está Coco
This is a good place to try Chile's famous machas, here served
à la parmesana (with tomatoes and parmesan cheese) or corvina,
one of Chile's tastiest fish, offered with a choice of various
butters and sauces.
The best fish and shellfish in Santiago are served up in comfortable
surroundings decorated with a nautical theme; the walls are
covered with flotsam and jetsam from Chilean beaches.
Hours: Closed Sun. Weekend reservations essential.
Credit cards: AE, DC, MC, V.
Address: La Concepción 236, Providencia, Santiago Tel: 2/205-5985
Washed in saffron and sky blues, the main dining room of this
restaurant is a plaza in miniature. Serves Central and South
American cuisines. Live Latin music accompanies standard but
solid Chilean fare on weekends.
Try the omelette al langostino (crawfish omelet) or the reineta
a la plancha (grilled mackerel). The chatty owners, two female
school teachers, frequent the place after classes and on weekends.
Hours: Closed Sun. Credit cards: AE, DC, MC, V
Address: Pío Nono 185, Bellavista Santiago
Restorán De Peyo
First-rate Chilean food at reasonable prices, De Peyo's is
hard to beat. A mixed group of working and middle-class Chileans
enjoys a night out here in a family atmosphere.
The hot sauce and the garlic and avocado spreads in themselves
warrant a visit, but the beef dishes, especially the plateada,
a Chilean version of roast beef, are what put this restaurant
on the map. Hours: Closed Sun. Credit cards: AE, DC, MC, V.
Address: Av. Grecia 448 and Lo Encalada 465, Ñuñoa, Santiago