Best Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Santiago dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Santiago Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

10 Le Flaubert
Traditional French bistro serves up a delicious menu of Francophile foods in an inviting and charming dining room. Feast on the fare from this decidedly international menu with a splash of local cuisine and seafood entrees. Le Flaubert is an excellent choice when looking for a matchless eatery that offers a different taste from the typical Chilean restaurant. On sunny days, dine on the leafy patio among international travelers and local icons. (56-2-231-9424)

9 Azul Profundo
For some of the finest food in the city, look no further than the Bellavista neighborhood, where this eatery is among the best. Sporting a marine coastal and reasonably priced menu of seafood entrees and traditional plates, there will certainly be something for everyone from the kitchen. Grilled shark, salmon and trout are delectable choices. Be sure to order a bottle of wine to go with the succulent sea bass or fish soup. A choice wine list of home-grown favorites pairs perfectly with every meal. (56-2-738-0288)

8 Aquí Está Coco
This Valdivia seafood restaurant named for owner Coco is one of the best in the area for a taste of the traditional flavors of coastal South American food. Savor the freshest fish and seafood from Chile's Pacific Coast in the comfortable dining room. If seafood is not a favorite, sample one of the regional entrees of seared meats and vegetables. The restaurant's ambience is kitschy and comfy and the service is first-rate. (56-2-410-6200)

7 Como Agua Para Chocolate
This interesting eatery is based on the concept behind the popular Latin novel "Like Water for Chocolate." The festive dining room includes some very interesting ways to enjoy the sensuality of foods. Try provocatively named seafood, steak and vegetable entrees prepared in a traditional style with a dash of international flavor that sets them apart from other restaurants. Order a mixed cocktail and watch the crowds swell as the night wears on. (56-2- 735-4511)

6 Anakena
This first-rate restaurant is located in the Grand Hyatt Santiago and serves one of the better menus of Thai foods in the city. Many of the city's restaurants stick to traditional regional fare, so a visit here is a great way to savor international cuisine. The menu features meats and vegetables cooked on an open grill or fried, depending on taste. In addition to the set menu, the restaurant offers a full entrée bar as well as an array of dessert options. Be sure to order one of the Chilean wines from the very good wine list. (56-2-950-3179)

5 Cafe Melba
This quaint café is a superb choice for breakfast, whatever the time of day. The eatery serves up traditional early morning entrees including fruits and vegetables, sausage or bacon. The laid-back interiors make for a pleasant meal before heading out to shop and sightsee or before that important business meeting. Lunchtime crowds swell here for light mid-day meals and plates of favorites. Friendly and welcoming staff makes this a spot travelers may return to again and again. (56-2-232-4546)

4 Osadía
A contender in the contest for the best restaurant in Santiago, this eatery is an excellent selection for business and leisure travelers looking for a fine meal. A regularly changing menu of international treats includes fish and seafood entrees, steak, chicken and pork as well as the uncommon rabbit plates that make for truly scrumptious dining options. Be sure to save a little space for the dessert sampler, a magic mélange of sweets. Modern ambience and superb service lend this eatery a rightfully well-earned reputation. (56-2-208-6934, 56-2-263-3170)

3 El Huerto
This Orrego Luco restaurant is one of the few really good vegetarian spots in the city, where diners can savor an array of menu items at reasonable prices. Regulars are a mix of travelers and city residents, especially younger folks who have embraced vegetarian food. Rice, fresh fruit, cereals and delicious entrees like asparagus and mushroom pancakes appear on the appetizing menu. Couple a light meal with a mixed drink or fresh juice. Choice salads are a good alternative and afternoon visitors will enjoy the selection of teas served daily. (56-2-233-2690, 56-2-231-4443)

2 Europeo
This superlative eatery is a solid choice for a delicious international menu amid a warm and inviting dining room. In addition to seafood entrees, the kitchen also serves up mouth-watering steak and lamb specialties. Pair an appetizing meal with the excellent wine selection for true dining pleasure. The dessert menu is a good choice for the sweet-tooth. For a less-expensive taste of this critical fave, drop by the adjacent bistro La Brasserie, ask for an outside table and dine amid the hum of the city. (56-2-208-3603)

1 Zanzibar
BordeRio hotspot is a blast for international entrees amid a fun ambience. Spicy fare includes tastes from around the world with nods to flavor and gourmet cooking. The kitchen serves up curry, spicy meats and vegetables and delicious side dishes. The bright and dramatic dining room features mosaic tile, cushy chairs and offbeat design flourishes. Zanzibar is one of the preeminent eateries in the city for international zest and flair. Outside dining is offered and is perfect on balmy evenings. (56-2-218-0118, 56-2-218-0120)

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Le Flaubert 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Ethnic, European, French
Neighborhood: Providencia
Azul Profundo 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Ethnic, Latin, Seafood
Dining Options: Family Friendly
Neighborhood: Bellavista
COST: $$$$
Aquí Está Coco 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Ethnic, Latin, Seafood
Neighborhood: Providencia
Como Agua Para Chocolate 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Ethnic
Neighborhood: Bellavista
COST: $$$$
Anakena 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Continental, Thai
Neighborhood: EL CENTRO
Cafe Melba 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Ethnic
Neighborhood: Las Condes
Osadía 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Fusion
Neighborhood: Las Condes
COST: $$$$
El Huerto 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Ethnic, Vegetarian
Neighborhood: Providencia
Europeo 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: European, Swiss
Neighborhood: VITACURA
Zanzibar 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Dancing
Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan
Neighborhood: VITACURA
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