NileGuide Expert Says:
The classic, well-heeled Peruvian restaurant in Santiago, with four locations to sate your ceviche craving.
Mons. Escrivá de Balaguer
tel: (0)2 218 0105
Mon-Thurs 1:00 PM- Midnight, Fri and Sat 1:00 PM - 1:00 AM
NileGuide Expert tip:
The empandadas de mariscos are the perfect start to any meal, crispy and refreshing at the same time.
El Otro Sitio is the best known Peruvian restaurant in Santiago, and first opened its doors here in 1989, but has a history reaching back much longer. Founder Emilio Peschiera had originally started the restaurant in Lima in 1973, as a restaurant to bring together delicious dishes representing the various culinary traditions across Peru. Since its installation in Chile, it has had a hearty following, and there are now four locations of this restaurant, in Barrio Brasil, in the two malls Alto Las Condes and Parque Arauco, and the one featured here, in the upscale dining strip called Borderío.
The menu starts with samplers, including empanadas (turnovers) filled with ceviche, and also has cold and hot appetizers, with papas a la huancaína (cold boiled sliced potatoes with a piquant sauce) a perennial favorite. Standout popular main dishes include Ají de Gallina for a classic Peruvian chicken dish, and CauCau or Parihuela for those looking for a hearty seafood dinner.
Desserts and pisco sours are both top notch here as well, and the service is pleasant, but not overbearing. If you're not in the neighborhood, you should try to get close, because all four of these locations serve delicious meals.