13 Traditional Chilean Dishes We Love

Chile is a fascinating and enchanting country, famous for being the longest country in the world. It spans over half of South America’s western coastline and is home to the driest desert in the world, a huge portion of the Andean mountains, and the magical southern ice lands of Patagonia.

traditional chilean soup with grilled meat, onion and potato served in clay plates.

Chilean cuisine draws from its vast and varied geography and its rich and proud culture, offering a wonderful selection of stews, seafood, snacks, desserts, and comfort food.

While we often associate Latin cultures with spicy foods, Chilean food is mild yet flavorful. 

While Chilean gastronomy may be overshadowed by its uncanny geographical characteristics, it’s certainly a worthy cultural avenue to explore. Read on to discover the most popular Chilean food. 

Chile is famous for its geographical peculiarities and natural phenomena. Patagonia, the Andes mountains, and the seemingly endless coastline all play a huge role in Chilean culture. 

However, Chile is also known for its culinary diversity. Ranging from Pre-Hispanic winter stews and millennia-old underground cooking techniques to national variations on hot dogs, there are plenty of delicious dishes to enjoy in Chilean cuisine.

Did we leave some great Chilean food out of this list? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll make sure to check it out!

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Top 13 Chilean Foods

traditional chilean soup with grilled meat, onion and potato served in clay plates.

These are some of the best traditional Chilean food dishes and recipes you should try.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  1. Choose your favorite recipes
  2. Gather the needed ingredients
  3. Prepare the meal
  4. Enjoy

How to Cook Chilean Food

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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