Local, traditional food takes many forms in Santiago. There's the picada, or snack-bar type food, which will feature empanadas, the meat and potatoes, soups, stews and salads variety, and of course, seafood. Depending on your tastes, you might hit one one day, and another the next. Fork-and-knifeable sandwiches also stake their claim to the national appetite. I wouldn't try to jam pack too many of these in one day, portions are hearty. Wash it all down with the wine of your choice from the nearby Colchagua or Maipo Valleys or other wine-producing areas, or choose from a host of fresh fruit juices. Some perrenial favorites include frambuesa (raspberry), chirimoya (custard apple) and tuna (prickly pear cactus).
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