Chilean Classics and Santiago's Best Beef Empanadas
Want to try hearty, rustic specialties that are considered true Chilean cooking? Look no further. This sprawling place on the outskirts of the city, in the foothills of the Andes, is a winner. Agustina Gómez de Olivares (aka Doña Tina), now 72, started decades ago selling "pan amasado," homemade dimpled bread along the road. Years later, the whole family is involved. She's stickler for seasonality so visit her during the summer months when corn is in season to try the heavenly national dish "pastel de choclo" or "humitas," fresh corn tamales with basil. However, faithful capitalinos make the schlep east for her baked beef empanadas with juicy stuffing.
Camino Los Refugios del Arrayán 15125, Lo Barenechea Phone: 56 (2) 2321 6546