Chef Cristian Correa and Mixologist Nicolas Perez Cortez of Milcao - Santiago, Chile

Vitacura 7580
Santiago, Chile
+56 28-406985
Hours: Mon-Fri 12:45pm-3:30pm, 7:30pm-11 :30pm; Sat 1pm-4pm, 7:30pm-11:30pm; Sun 1pm-4pm

If Milcao was built on the Northeastern seaboard it would serve ramps, Berkshire pork, Hudson Valley foie gras, and Concord grapes. But this Santiago gem—located squarely below the equator—serves straightforward and distinctive Chilean cuisine with the country’s most celebrated ingredients. The name of the restaurant comes from a simple potato pancake with origins on Chiloé Island, and milcao make an appearance on Chef Cristián Correa’s menu alongside salsa and a soup of smoked pork, mussels, and white wine. Shrimp pil pil (sautéed shrimp with a requisite touch of Cacho de Cabra chilies) tops quinoa and rock fish. Carica—a papaya relative—gives a light parfait a touch of the exotic. And no meal is complete without Chile’s national cocktail: a pisco sour expertly prepared by Mixologist Nicholas Perez.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Rock Fish with Quinoa, Goat Cheese, and Shrimp Pil Pil
  • Carica Parfait, Dulce de Leche with Almonds and Praline, and Mote con Huesillos (Chilled Drink of Peaches, Sugar, and Cinnamon) in a Shot Glass

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