Chipe Libre – Barrio Lastarria – Santiago

Chipe Libre – Barrio Lastarria – Santiago

If we had to choose one place to go for food and drinks in Santiago it would surely be Chipe Libre. Great decor. Very good service. Unique experience. Sample several shots of the huge variety of pisco and a variety from the menu of the restaurant’s takes on Peruvian and Chilean classics. It is a “must-go” in Santiago.

Baco – Providencia – Santiago

Baco – Providencia – Santiago

Bistro-style restaurant where the young and friendly waiters (and waitresses) are serving up French classics at reasonable prices in a casual, contemporary atmosphere. Expansive wine list. When I was living in Providencia this was my “go to” place for a nice dinner in a relaxed setting.

Margó Gourmet – La Dehesa – Santiago

Margó Gourmet – La Dehesa – Santiago

You don’t hear a lot of culinary chatter about this place, perhaps because it’s located way out in La Dahesa. But this is creative and well executed food in a casual and sophisticated setting with admirable service which is rare in Santiago.

The Burgers at Mr Jack – Las Condes – Santiago

The Burgers at Mr Jack – Las Condes – Santiago

Darn good burgers and fries. The decor is a bit sterile. Chrome with black and white tile like a subway station. There are dozens of locations throughout Santiago so there’s bound to be one close to you. Unless you’re wanting to drive to Bellavista or live there this is a pretty good choice for a burger if you have the greenbacks … cause these are pricey.

The Burgers at “It Sandwich and Bar” – Las Condes – Santiago

The Burgers at “It Sandwich and Bar” – Las Condes – Santiago

Bistro-style restaurant on Isidora’s restaurant row in Las Condes. Caters to lunch crowd working in nearby office buildings and tourists staying in hotels close-by. One block from The W Hotel. Pretty good assortment of gourmet sandwiches, burgers and excellent salads.

The Burgers at La Burguesía – Providencia – Santiago

The Burgers at La Burguesía – Providencia – Santiago

Acclaimed Burger Joint that somehow one a spot as one of the top Burger Joints in the world in American Airlines’ Encounters travel magazine. Slightly overrated. Burgers are good … but not spectacular. Outdoor seating online. Better hope it doesn’t rain.

The Burgers at Danés – Vitacura – Santiago

The Burgers at Danés – Vitacura – Santiago

Tables upstairs. Cooks serving up burgers and hot dogs to customers sitting at the counter. Reminiscent of the classic American Diner. I’d heard the burger was something special. Not really. Barely average. Fries from a bag. At least they were hot.

The Burgers at Hard Rock Café – Providencia – Santiago

The Burgers at Hard Rock Café – Providencia – Santiago

Perfect example of form over function in a Restaurant. It has the catchy Rock Memorabilia theme and is popular with tourists as well as locals that buy into the marketing hype. But of all the burgers we sampled in our Burger Joint Face-off these were the worst despite being the most expensive.

The Burgers at California Cantina – Providencia – Santiago

The Burgers at California Cantina – Providencia – Santiago

Very popular bar in heart of Providencia. Once primarily an ex-pat bar and hang-out for flight crews laying over in Santiago but now catering mostly to young locals. Lots of beers on tap and lots of bar food including favorites from the Southwest U.S. Really good burgers, burritos and the best “pil-pil”in the city.