36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

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Re: 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Postby JHyre » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:32 pm

I agree with the trend of these posts. Eating out in Chile is expensive and the variety limited. Bear in mind that most of my experience is in the Vina area.

I find it cheaper and more enjoyable to hire some help to go buy the food (saves me time) and do the prep work of slicing and such (saves me more time) and then I put it together, cook it, and take all of the credit.

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Re: 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Postby Donnybrook » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:33 pm

The 12 dish tasting menu at Restaurant 040 is 30,000 per person, so getting to 80,000 for 2 would be easy enough.

On a recent visit to London I saw that prices are very similar to here in places like the Delaunay, Cote, Rivington etc., nothing too fancy and no bottles of wine but an occasional glass. Service and decor seem to be better. But there seems to be no upper limit to prices depending on where you go in a city like London.

I think that the idea that Chileans don't go out to eat much or that they are unadventurous eaters were true in the past but not now. Certainly not in Santiago.

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Re: 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Postby admin » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:34 pm

yea, it is sort of a bang for the peso thing too. I can drop $50 in most any city in the World, and get something decent if not interesting to eat. I can drop $100 at a restaurant in Santiago, and end-up pushing my food around the plate because it is either so boring I don't want to eat it or downright uneatable (Chileans try to get all creative, and end-up putting flavors together that should never be in the same kitchen together, let alone the same plate).

There are some good ones however now in Santiago, but your going to pay the pretty peso for them.
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Re: 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Postby AHusband » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:55 pm

I don't think there are more than a handful of places that I would eat at where lunch could be had for less than 7000.

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Re: 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Postby Andres » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:28 pm

It's not high-end cuisine, but while living in Nunoa, I enjoyed being able to get a decent lunch at several casinos (NOT the betting kind) for less than CLP2500.
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Re: 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Postby HybridAmbassador » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:51 pm

Not related to " high price " of properly served food as in expensive dinner in Chile but.

Every one that I meet at my Gym asks me, is Japan expensive to live and eat?
When I say to them, foreigners astonished to find that they can have hot lunches for mere 500 yen coin or US$4.43 mas o menos,they all standing there looking at me incredulously to hear of such cheap prices.

But when able to having a hot lunch, not McDonald or KFC, for just five bucks, it is unreal for sure. Tokyo is believed to be very expensive with the likes of NY, Madrid, Paris, London etc. but really when coming to eating a voluminous hot and delicious lunches for less than $5 dollars, it is an eye opener for gringos arriving in Tokyo.

https://kurubeki.com/5-restaurants-wher ... -in-ginza/

Do you know Foods are very cheep in Japan compare with other countries?. Especially for the Lunch at Restaurants, it is very cheep and some restaurants privide with only 500 Yen ( around $4 +).

https://kurubeki.com/500-yen-is-all-you ... a-station/
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Re: 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Postby AnciaVagar » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:27 am

HybridAmbassador wrote:Every one that I meet at my Gym asks me, is Japan expensive to live and eat?...


Apparently you continue to confuse this forum with http://www.alljapan.net. HTH

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Re: 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Postby admin » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:07 am

if you want cheap, go eat seafood at the central market. In fact it might be some of the better meals in the country, regardless of price point.
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Re: 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Postby HybridAmbassador » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:32 pm

admin wrote:if you want cheap, go eat seafood at the central market. In fact it might be some of the better meals in the country, regardless of price point.


Agree, the last time went for a lookie at one of Chile's famous mercado central, the bowl of cazuela de marisco served there, impressively savoury and cheap to boot. I was greeted by a Dominican Republic origin of a laterally challenged lady and she was very amicable.
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Re: 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Postby SUNstone » Wed May 24, 2017 4:45 am

Well done article and nice itinerary to follow.

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Re: 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Postby Jamers41 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:37 am

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Re: 36 Hours in Santiago, Chile

Postby Jamers41 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:56 pm

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