When Santiago begins to calm down from its seemingly never ending fast pace, the city´s night time offers a more relaxed environment where one can sit back and enjoy the company of a loved one and a table for two. This list has been tailored for lovers of both food and romance to enjoy an amorous evening in Santiago.
Baco Vino y Bistro
Located in the Providencia neighborhood, this french-chilean fusion restaurant is a must. Anything from steak tart tar to duck, paired with some excellent wine is reason enough to be savoring its menu. Being that it is a well-known place is it recommended to make a reservation. If fried camembert and Carmenere wine don´t sound enticing to you, the staff will be sure to help you choose something delicious. The price is consistent with the quality of the restaurant, so about 85 USD will do for a nice evening.
Como Água para Chocolate
The restaurant´s name is centered on a famous book title which is also based on food and romance. Como Agua para Chocolate is one of the top restaurants in terms of romantic evenings, if you are lucky you may even see a live proposal! With a wide array of food for all tastes and an intimate and beautiful setting you won’t be disappointed. Their menu is also available in English, which is a definite plus. 70 USD is the average price for a nice night out. Facebook Page (Spanish)
Bajo llave is a small and hidden pub located in the Lastarria neighborhood at the base of the Santa Lucia Hill. Finding this place alone is already romantic, as you have to walk through a short labyrinth to get there. A rewarding journey, this place meaning “under lock and key” shares its small space with a couple more bars. It offers an intimate setting with options to share and nibble on as well as great cocktails. The average spending is about 20 USD per person which is not bad at all. Facebook Page (Spanish)
Located downtown in Santiago´s older neighborhoods, Zully offers a soothing environment often with live musicians and a water fountain as background music. The ambience and mood set here is perfect for a romantic evening. Be sure to take a taxi to and from the restaurant as it is a bit farther than the rest on this list. The price for two people is around 100 USD. Facebook Page (Spanish)
Mestizo is the only privileged restaurant to be located in Parque Bicentenario, making its home at the park´s north end. A nice terrace and ample indoor space, long cocktail bar and friendly service are some of the reasons to choose this place. Mestizo offers both surf and turf and a magnificent view. Be sure to reserve a table outside and enjoy the evening from there. A moderate price of 30 USD per person is to be expected. Instagram Page
Last but not least, restaurant Dejate Besar , located in La Dehesa neighborhood, offers great Mediterranean cuisine accompanied by a nice selection of cocktails. It has a nice setting, catering almost exclusively to romantic couples. Be sure to ask for a terrace table to ensure some privacy with your partner. This restaurant has a moderate price tag for two. Facebook Page (Spanish)
Regardless of where you go, the romance is what you make of it and at the end of the day, good company is the main ingredient necessary to have a great time.