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“Experience Chile from north to south”

Peumayen Ancestral Food
Ranked #2 of 4,745 Restaurants in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American, Chilean, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: "Dreamed place" in Mapuche language or Mapudungun's. The result of a thorough investigation of Chile culinary roots, reflected in a menu that combines products, techniques and original preparations of the main pre-Hispanic cultures in Chile with a contemporary touch.
Reviewed April 7, 2014

This place has been in my list for the longest time and the visit was better than I expected, from the piscos created with a variety of Chilean fruits and herbs, then with the "breads" given to start our night, to the veggie and non veggie appetizers, culminating with both ox tail and horse meat, prepared in a unique way that expresses the best of the Chilean ingredients mixed with the chefs creativity and closed with the multi option desert, the night at Peumayen was nothing short from unforgettable. Recommend any time

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Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is definitely THE place I always recommend to people who are in Santiago for a visit. It's not just the meal, but also you learn a lot from our ancestral traditions and customs. The service is undoubtedly the best I've had in Santiago; they always know when to show up, when to treat you with a bit of homemade ice cream to cleanse your tonsils, and they give you a lot of information about the native peoples in Chile. The food is a mixture of old traditions and modern good taste. The result is absolutely delicious!

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Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

After reading the reviews, we came here to experience the unique Chilean dining experience that people rave about, and that is exactly what it was. The dining experience is fantastic - unlike anything I have ever tried. From the lighting, decor, music to the food placed in front of you, it is absolutely unique and (as far as I know) traditional Chilean. It does have an ancestral feel to it. However, we did not enjoy the food that much - the horse tartare felt like we really jumped in at the deep end, and we had a selection platter to start which included lamb, octopus, salmon, chicken pork, lama/alpaca and something that tasted very strange. All were new, interesting things to try but none of it was particularly tasty (in our sheltered, English opinion!). The mains were nice, the lamb and the fish, but not memorable. The bread course was our absolute favourite. Beautifully presented and explained by the waitress, a selection of around 8 breads was both tasty and fun. The drinks were well recommended and delicious.
We left glad that we had tried it, smiled at the experience that I am sure we will talk about in the future, but without a warm feeling that we had had really nice, tasty food. Definitely worth a try, but we won't be going back.

Thank Augustuscalv
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Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

I would rate this restaurant $$ instead of $$$. We shared a starter (tasting assortment), had a main course each, shared dessert (tasting assortment) and each had a glass of wine. The bill was 40,000 Chilean Pesos, which is somewhere around $75. For the quality of the food, I really thought the prices were remarkably reasonable.

Service was quick and friendly. There was at least one waitress who spoke excellent English and helped us out with the menu.

Definitely a dinner stop you should make if you're in Santiago!

Thank KittycatParty
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Great staff, very helpful with non Spanish speaking guests, excellent wine recommendation. Food really good, different, outside our norm but "when in Rome....". Where else will I get to try (& enjoy) horse, alpaca & goat!? Give it a try, we're glad we did:)

Thank pgduncan
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