Places to eat in South America

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    Mercado Central: resto and market at Santiago

    by gwened Written Sep 5, 2014

    This is a market stall of many items to buy so it could be in shopping, however, I came here for the restaurant life and seafood/fish that abound and makes it the spot to be in Santiago.

    The ambiance is fantastic, the prices are great, wonderful service, and great company. Its a must when coming to Santiago de Chile. An idea as old as 1817, and now bragging by National Geographic magazine as the 5th best in the world; deservingly so I think.

    It open on September 15 1872, and many renovations and improvement later like electricity in 1900, the market is still there and better than ever.

    From anywhere in the metro transport take the yellow line line 2 direction Vespucio Norte, go out at station Puente Cal y Canto, and go to exit saying calle Puente.

    MAny services from restaurants to seafood places to fish places, all the best prices and freshest

    and all of it in English

    Favorite Dish: Restaurante Marisquería Los Juanitos, Local 21-22 y 52 Fono: 672 63 26 seafood and fish fresh from the day's catch.

    Mercado Central
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    La Bourgogne and Efimero Festin: nice restos in Buenos Aires

    by gwened Written Dec 23, 2012

    general question, you should start by looking in destinations above right the tips by posters like us here, then choose your interests and come to the forum with update specifics.

    don't eat steak a limited option but seafood is available lol!, and course chicken and pork but less than meat ::)
    old cementary not my place ,not yet anyway.
    Palermo and Recoleta are great areas and great selection you wont be far from one.
    I have try La Bourgogne, french there for nostalgia, but has other meats ,at ayacucho 2027 corner of Alvear.
    and Efimero Festin, but not knowing your budget

    but they are all good.

    Favorite Dish: the preparation of the salmon in efimero festin is great, and the French cuisine of La Bourgogne is sublime.

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    Ocean Pacific: great seafood and nice ambiance-OP

    by gwened Updated Oct 25, 2012

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    Great ambiance like you are submerge on a submarine all even the floors is like an aquarium. The service is fast and friendly,and great food. I was there with local friends and it is a memorable experience to come back asap

    Favorite Dish: fish fish and great Chilean white wine.

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    by DAO Updated Oct 13, 2012

    A Vizcacha is a large nocturnal rodent, but don't let the name put you off. This place is packed, you will be lucky to find a table and it is listed in a lot of guidebooks. Why? They are famous for their Bife De Chorizo whicH is detailed below. They also have a large menu from grills, salads, to pastas. You can see into the kitchen and watch the large team of chefs preparing your fantastic meal. Waiters seem to glide through the small spaces between the tables. The wine menu is good and very well priced. You can have 2 great dinners, a bottle of wine and desert for less than $30. Wow.

    Favorite Dish:
    Bife De Chorizo of course! What is in it?
    * 2 thick sirloin steak (top and bottom)
    * Ham
    * Cheese
    * Covered with an egg
    * Also: served with fried potatoes

    A very hearty meal!

    Have a Cabernet Sauvignon "Casillero del Diablo" from Concha Y Toro to finish off a perfect meal!

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    by DAO Updated Oct 13, 2012

    The wonderful people who work here serve your steaks on a coal fired grill - on your own table. Order a little on the rare side and just let it cook for a while on your table. Argentine restaurants have the biggest, juiciest steaks on the planet. La Estancia is probably the best steak house in Argentina. One steak is probably enough to fill up 2 people. You can watch the chefs prepare your meat and/or fish in the window and you get to enjoy their absolutely wonderful creations. It’s always busy here, but there are always tables and plenty of room. A real dinning pleasure for carnivores. La Estancia has been feeding people very well for over 50 years (since 1962).

    They also serve delicious fresh salads and have a fantastic wine list. Everything is good here! Everything.

    They have a great Tango & Folklore Show every night except Sunday with a set meal.

    Please feel free to add this to your "Custom Travel Guide" and print it off before you go!

    I have eaten here twice, in different years, and they are always fantastic.

    Favorite Dish:

    Steak! Any steak!

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    silver pub: don`t miss the drinks and food

    by tour_girl Updated Apr 4, 2011

    they have the best drinks in buenos aires,good music and excellent food ,the best? happy hours !.
    3 floors and 3 styles of music ,dance,pop and hip hop.
    the drinks it`s made of with natural fruits and alcohol,excellent! I recommend silver pub.

    Favorite Dish: pizza and drinks

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    Mate Tea

    by pepples46 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    all south american Countries share the love for Mate is a very healthy brew, soothing
    thirst quencher and cheap, full of antioxidants

    Favorite Dish: I have talked about Mate tea in all my south american pages..I don't wanna repeat myself endlessly
    if you are intrigued to know more, the webpage below has all the answers

    taken in Colonia/Uruguay
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    Expresso Pao de Queijo

    by pepples46 Updated Jan 13, 2006

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    Janaina also told me, those Outlets for Pao de Queijo are now all over Brazil, even the national bread has become a fast food chain. well, thats how it is these days, but don't forget to get a good cup of braz. Coffee...thanks Jana

    Favorite Dish: food in general is easy to get and always very tasty, you also can trust the praia vendors..if they would sell bad food, they ould sell there livelyhood..
    of course some tummies are a lil tender and need time to get used to foreign food...sometimes, Imodium comes handy

    Pao de Queijo Outlet
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    Street Vendor: Chipa Bread

    by pepples46 Written Feb 10, 2005

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    Chipa Bread...chiperias, is a stable food from Paraguay. should you be in the Country, these Street Vendors will catch your interest anyway. its very safe to eat, dont worry and it is yummy

    Favorite Dish: original paraguayen cheese, strach, milk and corn are the incredience ...goes well with any drink, especiallt with coffee, softdrinks and of course...terere, cold mate tea.
    have a look at the paraguayen recipes

    nice shot, not mine though
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    a quick bite: Street Stalls

    by pepples46 Updated Jun 6, 2004

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    on the way,Lunch is in the making. a kind of stew....meat, vege's and all the spices in one pott. don't worry to much, its all well cooked and quite safe to eat. I never had real problems

    Favorite Dish: just good local food and quite inexpensive

    food in the making
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    espcecialidades de Peru, Bolivia y Chile: FAMOUS FOOD

    by chancay Updated May 12, 2003

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    Favorite Dish: I´ll try to list here some of the special foods I tried:

    Fricasé (with Llama) in Bolivia
    Cui (guinea pig) in Bolivia or Peru
    Api (a maiz drink) in Bolivia
    Ceviche (cool fish or seafood in lemon sauce) Peru
    Lomo saltado (Peru) or Pique Macho (Bolivia) = beef and sausage with potatoes and onions and a hot tomato sauce
    mariscos = all kind of Seafood in Peru or Chile
    Pisco Sour (Peru and Chile.....they are still discussing where the drink is originally from....the Pisco is surely from Peru, there is the town and teh region of Pisco, the cocktail might be first invented in least Chilean have been more successfully in making the cocktail famous worldwide)
    Chicha (morada) in Peru, another maiz drink, alcoholic and unalcoholic
    of course bife = beef....most famous from Argentina, but there is also great beef from Bolivia or Uruguay (and more countries)
    Papa a la Huancaina (Peru) potatoes with a very hot sauce based on aji amarillo, a kind of yellow chili
    empanadas (Peru or Chile) or salteñas (Bolivia) = samosas, filled also with cheese or seafood, eggs, beef and vegetables

    I will add more...!!

    lunch in Arica / Chile
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  • Low Sodium Diet

    by Amerikai Written Sep 20, 2002

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    Brazilian cooking tended to involve a liberal use of salt. If you are on a low sodium diet, this might be something to think about.

    Favorite Dish: Pao de Quejo (Cheese Bread) - a fantastic treat for any time of day or night.

    Pasteles - delicio!

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    Caroline Cafe in Jardim...

    by spectralight Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Caroline Cafe in Jardim Botanico
    They have the best of everything, food, service, ambiance! Truly a very nice place to have dinner.

    Favorite Dish: Everything they have is great. I eat here at least a few times while I am on vacation!

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    by Didi17 Updated Aug 26, 2002

    Favorite Dish: favorite food dish was the 'arepas'. It looks and is about the size of a bisquit and is made of corn. they fill it with meats, cheeses, you name it! Also they make great cheeses that you can purchase at local panaderias.

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  • I do NOT recommend the...

    by kamiie Written Aug 26, 2002

    I do NOT recommend the restaurants. If you are just there on vacation, I guess the best place to eat would be in the hotels. I am guessing they would have the most sanitary conditions. Of the few restaurants I went to, we found insects fried in with our food. At one restaurant there was only one item on the menu and it was supposed to be the best tasting restaurant in the town. A friend found a toe nail in her spaghetti at another restaurant.
    If you do decide to eat at the restaurants, they are relatively cheap.

    Favorite Dish: Hmmmm...Fried Flies?

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