Nothing quite beats the classics, especially when it comes to food. Celebrate the best Chilean flavors by touring the best picadas in Santiago. A picada is a traditional Chilean restaurant, offering the most popular dishes at the best prices. Local guide and culinary expert Jose will take you off the beaten path to the most historic restaurants in the city. These non-touristy picadas will allow you to eat like the locals do and give your taste buds a special treat. On this half-day foodie adventure, you will be taken in a comfortable private van to three different restaurants, each with its own unique story and special place in the city. At each restaurant, you will taste two classic Chilean dishes, from empanadas de pino to the hearty barros lucas sandwich, each meal paired with wine or a soft drink. Taste the flavors of Chilean tradition and discover the country's rich culinary pride on this tour perfect for gastronauts.
My greatest passion in life is travel. I’ve always loved exploring new cultures, meeting people from all over, and, of course, tasting the unique flavors of each place I go. This love, has led me around the world, and eventually back to Chile with the mission to show off my home’s gastronomic delights to fellow travelers.
My international adventures first began after I finished university in my home city in Chile. Longing to see more of the world, I decided to continue my studies in Switzerland at Les Roches, one of the best hotel schools in the world. During this time, I had the opportunity to travel around Europe and work in acclaimed restaurants and major hotel chains. Later, I moved to the USA to work at the Hyatt in Atlanta. After a few years abroad, I decided I had enough experience to pursue my true passion. Thus, I returned to Chile and began hosting food tours in Santiago.
Chile may not be known around the world for its food, and so through my tours, I hope to help build my country’s reputation for delicious foods. I love showing travelers just how amazing my country's gastronomy really is. Watching my guests bite into one of our famous empanadas or taste our finest wines is as if they truly are understanding my culture for the first time. Seeing the smile emerge on their faces is what makes me so happy and proud to be both a tour guide and a Chilean.