My wife and I decided to head to Chile for our honeymoon and this was the first restaurant we visited. We arrived to the neighborhood early, so we decided to get a drink at one of the many bars on the street. After our drink we headed into Bocanariz for our 8pm reservation. We were seated right away (the place was empty as 8pm is early for Chileans, but not Americans!) in the main bar area. We were at a two person high table with the bar to our left. Up above there is a wraparound walk way with different wine cases stacked all over the place, it created a cool vibe. Our waiter brought us menus right away and was helpful with wine suggestions. We ordered two flights of red, one from some smaller Chilean producers and one with heavier reds. The pours were a good size for a flight and the wine was excellent. The wine list is a little deceiving because while it has over 100 wines, only around 20 are served by the glass. The rest are bottles only. However the wines we got were tasty, save the traditional "monk wine" we tasted which was originally grown in Chile for the Catholic Church. It had a musty taste, but it was fun to try a piece of Chilean history.
We tried a variety of plates off the menu, a notable one was the large chunk of foie gras. It was big and creamy accompanied by fruit jelly and bread. We tried a number of other plates that are escaping my mind but all were good. No notable losers out of them.
As the night progressed the restaurant became full and as a result service began to suffer. It seemed like the place was understaffed for a capacity crowd. However, we noticed this was a theme throughout our stay in Chile.
Overall a great experience to kick off our honeymoon, it set a high bar for the rest of the trip.
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