Famous Food in Chile: Dishes & Culinary Treats You Must Try

This is an exciting time for Chilean cuisine, with many chefs going straight to source for ingredients to concoct long-forgotten recipes as well as newer creations.

Santiago has the greatest range and most refined restaurants in the country, but great food is not limited to the capital. 

Here are the culinary treats and Famous Foods in Chile.

Pastel de choclo

Pastel de choclo is basically a mashed corn pie filled with pino, a common Chilean mixture of ground beef, onions, basil, and paprika. 



Empanada de pino

Whereas pastel de choclo features pino in pie or casserole form, the ever-popular empanada de pino neatly wraps the filling in savory pastry dough.



The favorite choice for many to share with friends is the ubiquitous chorillana. This mountain of french fries, chorizo sausage, sliced steak, and diced onions topped with a fried egg.



The original is a pork sausage on a bun with smashed avocado, sauerkraut, diced tomatoes, mayonnaise, and “salsa americana”, a relish of pickled vegetables.


Barros luco/chacarero

This jaw-busting lunch special features a more-than-generous portion of tender sliced steak, topped with melted cheese on a freshly-baked bread roll. 

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