Chilean Food

Interested in Chilean food? Read our guide to get a taste of authentic Chilean cuisine…

Chile can be classified as the longest country in the world and has a myriad of cuisines to offer across its plains. With 2,647 miles of coastline there is a diverse range of sea-fare that is served up for meals. This is complimented fabulously by the superior quality of Red Wine that Chile is popular for. A true gourmand is aware that Chilean food does not contain the hot chili that Mexican food is popular for.
We have some good Chilean Food Tips, and followed below are details of typical Chilean Food.

Empanada de Pino

This nutrition and flavor packed turnover is stuffed with a combination of meat chunks, olives, onions, raisins and a piece of boiled egg and then baked in an oven.

Pastel de Choclo

Popular in summertime this dish is baked in an oven and looks similar to a Shepard’s Pie. The filling contains a mixture of meat and ground corn, pieces of chicken and boiled egg flavored with onions, olives and raisins.

Bistec a lo pobre

A delicious beefsteak, served with a topping of fried onions and fried eggs and served with a side of fries.


A hearty meat broth with a mix of nutritious veggies like carrots, potatoes, onions, broccoli and garnished with green pepper and parsley.

Chancho en Piedra

A traditional Chilean seasoning ground in a stone mortal and pestle containing a tomato base seasoned with garlic and onions.


A complete comfort food of mashed potatoes and pumpkins, and ground meat mixed with garlic and onions for a pot of flavor.

Cazuela de Vacuno

Beef soup with meet cubes, served with potatoes, corn on the cob, carrots, onions, green beans, garlic, pumpkin chunks and noodles or rice.

Curanto en Hoyo

A traditional slow cooking method where fish, seafood, meat, bread and potatoes are wrapped in huge leaves and buried in dirt to cook over red hot rocks. A sizzling and rich flavor comes through after a few hours of stone cooking.

Curanto en Olla

Similar ingredients to the curanto en hoyo but cooked in a pot.


A unique preparation of seasoned ground corn foiled in boiled corn leaf.

Chilean Seafood

Almejas con Limón features raw clams with a squeeze of lemon juice. Caldillo de Congrio is a conger-eel soup with veggies like onions, potatoes and carrots. The Ceviche is raw sea bass minced and sprinkled with lemon juice.

Empanada de Mariscos is yet another popular Chilean seafood dish comprising of minced seafood and onions seasoned and stuffed in a turnover which is baked. Scallops in shells roasted in melted butter and topped with grilled Parmesan cheese are served as Ostiones a la Parmesana.

Chilean Desserts

Enoy Manjar, a brown cake filling prepared from sugar and boiled milk. Mote con Huesillo is another popular drink of cooked peaches which are dried and mixed with stewed corn.

Papaya con Crema is a delicious papaya preserve topped with whipped cream. Bavarois de Lucuma is a special custard or bavarois prepared with a variety of eggfruit. Alfajor, yet another classy Chilean dessert features a round flattened pastry covered in chocolate and filled with manjar.

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