Open since 1968, located in the heart of Bellavista Galindo is one of the most well known establishments serving traditional Chilean dishes (the kind your grandma would make if you were Chilean) for the last 41 years! This bohemian style restaurant is casual with lots of outdoor seating (great for people watching as the street is quite lively) and a cozy indoors serving up outstanding national dishes, beers and drinks for lunch of dinner. Start with the bread and salsa and a Pisco sour (you must try!).
We tried the Cazuela de Pollo (above) which is made up of: chicken broth, chicken, corn on cob, pumpkin, green beans and rice…AMAZING. I know it looks and sounds like a weird combination of items tossed in a pot but it was very flavorful, highly recommend trying it.We also tried Porotos (above) which is a dish made of beans with mashed corn , pumpkin, basil, red pepper and casserole with beef. Sorry the picture doesn’t do it justice, it really was delicious. In addition to these items Galindo also serves a variety of casseroles, meat and fish dishes as well as a nice selection of ceviches.Make sure you save room for dessert! The Celestino, a traditional Chilean dessert is: crepes with sweetened condensed milk boiled till it turns into caramel with ice cream..It was so amazing I am going to attempt making it at home (which should be interesting since I am not a great baker ;/) All of the food above plus a Pisco sour and glass of wine cost US$40, tons of delicious food at a reasonable price. If you are in Santiago and want to experience true traditional Chilean cooking head over to Galindos