Chilean corn and meat pie

Pastel de Choclo at Viņa del Mar
Where to get Pastel de Choclo



2008 Apr 26
If you order this you'd better like corn! It's like a thick stew made from partially creamed corn, ground beef, bits of chicken, hardboiled egg, and raisins. Kind of like that, only better. There were about 6 or 7 plump raisins in the entire dish -- easy to pick out if you don't like that sort of thing. The bowls are around 6 inches in diameter so this is not a small portion. It comes with a choice of salad, rice, or fries and costs about 9 bucks.

2008 Apr 2
Here are some pastels (and a couple of empanadas) from Vina del Mar. Photo courtesy of a friend of a friend.