Open since 2012, it is the first wine bar in Chile. A space that came to revolutionize what was understood under the concept of wine bar in a wine-producing country like Chile, which at that time lacked spaces as well thought out as this one. Located in the historic José Victorino Lastarria neighborhood, recently heavily affected by the protests that hit Chile in 2019, this restaurant and wine shop managed to survive and continue offering the largest list of Chilean wines by the glass that you can find in the capital. There are more than 350 wines available by bottles to 150 cc glasses and its entertaining flights (tasting of three 50 cc. glasses by categories such as “Wine grapes to Discover”). Marques de Casa Concha Pinot Noir and Carmín de Peumo are some of the Concha y Toro wines that you can enjoy there along with dishes designed exactly for each variety. Its menu has cheese boards, charcuterie, even appetizers such as Chilean Oysters, Shredded Beef Empanaditas and mains like Braised Tongue with creamy mote, potato and mushrooms. If you don’t know how to pair them, don’t worry, they have an expert service that can guide you so you can enjoy yourself.
José Victorino Lastarria 276, Santiago.
Another unmissable restaurant on the Santiago food scene is Baco. A bistro that opened its doors 16 years ago by its owner, Frenchman Frederic Le Baux, in the Providencia neighbourhood. Their impeccable dishes stand out for their simplicity, flavour and respect for the product. Foie Gras Toast, Grilled Octopus, Bone Marrow with Toast, Reineta Meuniere and Steak Tartare are some of their exquisite classics. Which, in addition, can be enjoyed together with a select list of wines by the glass or by the bottle, among whose Carmenère labels Carmín de Peumo 2018 and Cabernet Sauvignon Don Melchor 2018 stand out. If you want to bring your own bottle, it also has a corkage service for only $5.000 Chilean pesos.
Nueva de Lyon 113, Providencia.
This wine bar, which was located for years in the touristic Belllavista neighbourhood, moved two years ago to the Los Trapenses Shopping Mall. In a slightly more elegant version (now with its kitchen run by renowned chef Francisco Mandiola), they continue to specialize in offering an extensive selection of Chilean wines to pair with delicious dishes. Tuna Tartare, Oysters with Pisco Sauce, Fried Fish Sandwich and Loco and Shrimp Risotto are some of the seafood specialties that stand out from their menu. There are also cheeses, meats, salads, beers and cocktails for those looking to try something else. But if wine is your thing, there are more than 60 wine options by the glass and a cellar with more than 6,000 bottles, among which Carmín de Peumo and Don Melchor stand out.
Av. José Alcalde Delano 10533, local 1508, Lo Barnechea.
Les Dix Vins, which means “The Ten Wines” in English, is a French cheese shop and wine bar that opened in late 2016. And while its focus is French wines, this space that doubles as a gourmet shop attracts wine fans thanks to its excellent gastronomic proposal and wine list by the glass. The entertaining thing is that they always carry out free activities such as French cheese tastings, Chilean wine tastings, and it is also possible to go and enjoy live music.
Avda. Vitacura 2935, Las Condes.