Riverside Haute Cuisine
As its name suggests, Borde Rio sits alongside the Mapocho River. This large, elegant gastronomic complex features several upscale restaurants. Those searching for a fine-dining experience in Santiago are sure to find at least one restaurant to their liking.
Chile’s oceanside location ensures that its restaurants are well-stocked with fresh seafood, and fresh seafood is La Pescaderia’s specialty. Instead of extravagant culinary gimmicks, La Pescaderia serves dishes that are simple but tasty. One popular meal is the barbecued prawns.
El Apero is dedicated to serving the finest authentic Chilean cuisine. King crab is one of their house specialties. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, they host a floor show featuring Chilean folk musicians and dancers.
Mesón del Rio
Mesón del Rio serves Spanish cuisine. Visitors can enjoy sharing tapas at elegant tables beneath stylish exposed-brick walls. Their cocktail menu features various mojitos, as well as authentic Chilean pisco.
Le Due Torri
Le Due Torri brings the experience of an Italian family dinner to Santiago. The owners are actually from Bologna, so the menu features recipes that have been in their family for generations. One dish they serve is cappelletti–they’re the only restaurant in Chile that makes it.
Guests can voyage around the world at Zanzibar–culinarily, at least. The restaurant features flavorful dishes from Asia and Africa. Visitors can enjoy everything from a Vietnamese mango salad to a Pakistani curry.
The rich flavors of France take precedence at La Cascade. Visitors will find quintessential French dishes like escargot and coq au vin, alongside more unique combinations. And of course, there are several sumptuous desserts such as fondant au chocolat.
La Tabla is the perfect place for people who like their meat hot off the grill. The restaurant’s main focus is Argentinian fare. Beef plays a big part on the menu–they have cuts of everything from Angus to Wagyu.
El Otro Sitio
Originally founded in Lima, El Otro Sitio specializes in traditional Peruvian cuisine. Dishes include authentic recipes like Aji de Gallina–chicken covered in cheese, peppers, and tumeric–and Picante de Camarones–shrimp in a cheese and pepper sauce. The decor is authentic to Peru as well.
While many Chilean menus feature fish, Pez Quiero cooks their seafood in styles from around the globe. Guests can try albacore in Japanese teriyaki sauce and British fish ‘n’ chips. There’s even a fresh oyster bar.
This trendy bar features well-lit terraces perfect for mingling. The cocktail menu is extensive, and the bartenders are always concocting new creative drinks. What’s more, there’s also upscale pub food.
Some restaurants have a patio. Patán is entirely open-air. This bistro has a small but tasty menu, featuring a house burger, ceviche, and a pulled-pork baguette. The bar also serves a variety of classic drinks.
More than Food
There’s such a smorgasbord of cuisines at Borde Rio that visitors may want to stroll the entire complex before deciding on a restaurant. On top of all the food, Borde Rio hosts different events like concerts and yoga classes. Check their calendar for details.