I wasn't expecting any kind of food scene in Santiago, but have been super pleasantly pleased to discover it definitely exists.
- La Vega Central - fresh produce of amazing quality, dedicated stalls to just a few ingredients my quick favourite were the avocado, tomato and limón, closely followed by pickled vegetables
- Mercado Central - fish vendors and hole in the wall "restaurants". $1 for about 500g prawns pretty happy!
- Barrio markets- taking up a couple of blocks, narrows fruit and vegetable and refrigerated trucks for fish. Butchers for some reason seem to have permanent shops.
- Ceviche to die for
- 187ml bottles of Chilean wines is de rigour - and after the strength of the Pisco Sours in the barrio bars definitely prudent
The less so:
- Although Santiago's fast food, "food in passing" is cooked to order, it's what meat do you want, what style of potatoes both topped with a fried egg, and some salad, not my idea of deliciousness
Decided that each Country is going to warrant one amazing rated/raved restaurant visit.
Loads of local press around this place: www.peumayenchile.cl