, 2022-10-13 11:30:00,
Ancient Andean recipes and the seafood bounty of the Pacific Ocean are essential elements of the cuisine in Chile. Traditional restaurants fire up iconic dishes that transform corn, potatoes and other staple ingredients into works of art, while vibrant markets dole out time-tested favorites and some of South America’s best street food.
Given the wide-ranging climate and geography, food and drink in Chile vary considerably from region to region. You’ll find desert recipes, unique island cooking techniques and a growing number of restaurants catering to plant-based diners.
Here are the best things to eat and drink in Chile.
Tuck into pastel de choclo
One of Chile’s most popular dishes is pastel de choclo, a hearty casserole that’s something of a South American shepherd’s pie. This comfort-fare classic features hard-boiled eggs, olives, and ground beef or chicken, along with all-important creamed corn dough (choclo) that binds it all together and gives the dish a warm sunny glow.
Where to try it: Nearly any respectable Chilean restaurant will serve up a memorable pastel de choclo, but it’s worth heading to elegant Donde El Guatón in La Serena for one of the country’s best.
Indulge in a curanto feast on the Chiloé Archipelago
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