It was almost day 4 in Santiago and we still hadn’t come across local food that stood out. We had some great Peruvian or Columbian food but couldn’t find a full meal specific to Chile. I couldn’t eat anymore Chacarero or Lomitos (Chilean sandwiches), which is when Sunny came across another hole in the wall local place called D’Jango through Yelp. Yelp works just okay in Santiago, all you need to do is click on the translate option on the app.
D’Jango has two floors with the bottom floor specifically for sandwiches and the first floor for plates of food. This is when I discovered Chuletas, it was love at first bite! Delicious, fatty, juicy and very flavorful, top it with some aji (hot sauce) and potatoes it was a match made in heaven. They also gave some bread with onions and tomatoes. Sunny and I loved this so much we came back for lunch the next day again. This time we ordered Costillar (ribs) which were tasty as well but we were still partial to the Chuletas. Most people order Chilean local drink Terremoto (earthquake) with their meal but it was too early for us to have such a strong drink. We went with a safer option of another milder drink called Chicha. All of this again for less than $4 USD per person including tip, was a treat.
Another great find that makes me wish we had something even remotely close to this in Seattle!