I have come across so many good restaurants in Santiago, Chile, that I just don’t know where to start when someone asks me where to go for a meal….and I have a new place to add to my list: Los Adobes de Argomedo.
This restaurant is located in the very centre of the Chilean capital and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has booked flights and is organising a holiday in the city, and wants to try traditional cuisine.
The lunch menu is served from Monday to Friday between noon and 4.30 p.m. You can enjoy a main course such as Chilean chicken and rice for just CLP$ 3.550. For most locals this is probably quite expensive compared to other restaurants in the city, which charge this or less for a 3 course lunch menu including a drink. However, most Westerners will find this very cheap. If you are going with a number of people, you should try the barbecue menu which includes an aperitif, selection of meats including steak, pork and chorizo sausage, potatoes, salad, dessert and tea or coffee, all for a set price.
I personally prefer to go for an evening meal as there is a Chilean dance performance at 9.15 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a traditional Chilean meal as well as see how locals dance at national events and on Independence Day (18th September) in Chile and on the Easter Islands. You will pay between CLP$ 13.000-15.000 roughly per head for an evening meal at this restaurant, but that also includes the show. That is not expensive when you consider the size of the dishes, the service and the performance. One thing you ought to remember is that in Chile it is customary to leave a 10% tip. It doesn’t have to be 10% exactly, but a good tip is appreciated. It is rarely added to the bill automatically, but check just in case.
For a sneaky peak of what awaits you at Los Adobes de Argomedo, check out the restaurant’s official website. I would recommend it to anyone, backpackers, couples, young and old. For flights to Chile from other countries in South America or beyond, check cheap airfares with Lan Chile or Sky Airline.