22 Chile’s typical cuisine features a wide variety of meat, fruit, vegetables, fish and seafood. Chileans like to dine out, with groups of friends or with their partners. Food is generally patache, with the pot on the table, abundant, with a large bottle of wine and a large table with room for extra chairs.
Some dishes not to be missed
Cazuela: The country’s most typical dish. This is meat stew with vegetables including potatoes, pumpkin and green beans. A simple dish, but that is its main attraction.
Pastel de choclo: A summer dish that brings together the country’s Andean tradition. Ground corn, meat and onions come together to make pastel de choclo a real delicacy. You can find this dish everywhere, from north to south.
Empanada: It’s one of the most typical Chilean dishes and consists of a stuffed bread that is filled with minced meat, onion, egg, olives and raisin. It can also be prepared with cheese and shellfish. Though the empanada can be consumed in any date of the year, its stellar moment is during the independence celebration in September.