This is one tough dive bar or maybe it just happened to be at the moment I swung through. It’s for locals and locals that like to drink – namely, El Terremoto, The Earthquake.
A Chilean bistro with great ambience and good food. I had the chicken al pil pil which is a hot bowl of chicken with a light broth. Bread and salsa was served to start.
On my visit to this market my plan was to nosh on some seafood at one of the restaurants lining the exterior of the market.
El Mercado Central is largely a place to find fresh seafood but meat, cheese, bread and pastry shops can also be found.
A neoclassical structure where I got to see exhibitions by Chilean artists and where I discovered the photography of Sergio Larraine.
I stumbled on Bar Berri. The downstairs area is cozy but the bartender tipped me off to the salon upstairs.
The Bellavista district is covered with murals and graffiti as is many other parts of the city. Some great art can be found by just taking a long walk about.
I had a cortada doble at Cafe Haiti. This fine establishment is a part of the coffee culture in Santiago known as “coffee with legs” or “cafe con piernas”.
For locals and tourists alike Fuente Alemana is the go-to for a sandwich lunch.
This was home during my stay in Santiago. It was spacious, bright, clean and fairly modern while keeping all of the charm.