this a nice off the path resteraunte that has a very inexpensive menue. The food is excellent and the beer cold and lots of it.I always set outside and the service was exceptional. the inside had the largest screen for showing of sports events but most of the time it was not on. only for certain events. good place if in Renaca. Pollo Asada with...more
Specialized in Sea Food. A must try is the Ceviche (sort of fumed fish with grains and lemon. It's a typical dish in the South American Pacific coast. I guess this one takes Mango and ginger too) and the Camarones con cebolla (shrimps with onions). All over Chile, you'll find out that Salmon is very cheap, so don't miss the chance! Ceviche!more
There are some nice pubs where Av. Central meets Av. Borgoño...You won't miss it.
Some of them are full of foreign tourists, which can be nice, but it has many locals too.
The pictures I took there are just too lousy to be posted, so you'll have to believe me :)
There is one in special, called Afrika that has some nice and cheap Schop and also Pisco Sour! If you have the chance...
In case your are not hosted in Reñaca or if you want to go to Viña, Valparaíso or Con Con from there, you could use the "Micros", the buses that are all around. The drivers are very patient and you can always ask if they are going the way you want to (just in case you couldn't identify your destination in the front mirror signs!).
Be sure to know how to count in Spanish, most of the bus drivers certainly won't be able to tell you the price in English. But they are kind and attentious enough to tell you where to get off the bus at your request. The gentle Chilean way to be!
In Chile the standard tip in a restaurant is 10% which is sometimes added onto the bill but more often than not you need to leave behind on the table. If paying by credit card you can ask to add the tip to the bill and indicate the standard 10%. Do not tip taxis.If you drive a car in Chile, in particular Santiago then there are places where you can...more
It was very nice to notice that people in Chile don't really care much about what you're wearing at the beach (well, if they do, they are very discreet), so it was nice, you feel more relaxed to realize that. After all, you are at the beach!Anyway, guys generally wear bermudas instead of speedos and girls wear either one piece (maïot) or two pieces...more
It is a bit disappointing to go to the beach and realize that you are not supposed to enter the water...All over the beach you'll find these signs that say that the sea is "Inappropriate for swimming". The waves are really strong and the life guard will propably whistle if you go further than 5 feet into the water...
Anyway, you can enter the water, but be careful with the waves!