Immerse yourself in Santiago's rich culture through it's most beloved flavors. The city is a seamless blend of tradition and innovation, and its food is no exception of this. Santiago is full of culinary delights which take advantage of Chile's classic flavors and the country's rich natural resources, while adding modern twists to the most celebrated dishes. Join local guide and gastronomic expert, Jose, on a full-day tour through the city. You'll visit Santiago's trendiest and most historic spots to taste the best food the city has to offer.
Your day will start as you tour a traditional local market, selling fresh Chilean fruit, cured meats, and the best empanadas the city has to offer. You'll even get to taste an authentic empanada from Jose's favorite vendor. After, you will visit one of the city's most renowned bars for a local-favorite aperitif. No food tour of Chile would be complete without tasting some of the country's world-renowned wines. To taste the best, most underrated wines of the country, you'll visit on of the city's top wine merchants and enjoy a tasting of the region's top labels. Your tour will end in a unique and colorful neighborhood famous for its antique shops and design stores. Here you top off your day of gourmet flavors with a indulgent six-course tasting lunch at one of the country's top restaurants. A delight to your taste buds, enjoy gourmet journey through Chile’s fascinating capital.
Please inform your local guide if you have any dietary restrictions.
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.