Empanadas can be found in many countries within Europe, North America, South America and even in Southeast Asia. But Chilean empanadas are a true one-of-a-kind. Chilean empanadas are often cooked in an oven and with the dough and fillings inside, one is just enough to satisfy your hunger. You can also find fried empanadas in places near the coast such as Valparaíso, Reñaca, Viña del Mar and etc. But in Santiago, you will find many stores that sell oven empanadas.
There are a variety of empanadas, ranging from plain queso to carne to marisco. But the most Chilean Empanada is definitely one called, “Pino”! Inside a pino empanada, there are: grounded beef, onions, 1 olive and 1 hard egg.
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You can literally find an empanada store on every street in Santiago. But the number 1 store that you must visit is Empanadas Zunino near Mercado Central, a tourist destination that you should definitely visit during your stay in the city. The store is famous for their dough, and they sell different types of pastas for you to bring home and cook. By the way, their empanada de queso y de pino are both incredible! There is always a long line at Empanadas Zunino, that extends to the street during the weekends – so get there early and don’t miss out!
Name: Empanadas Zunino
Address: Puente 801, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile.
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