The typical dishes of Chilean food that you can taste in Santa Cruz

The province of Colchagua, thanks to its favorable central location and its noble advantages for the development of agriculture and livestock, gives us the chance to enjoy a gastronomic tour with the best of the land and the Chilean sea.

So, if you want to live an unforgettable culinary experience with the most representative recipes of national cuisine, you can not miss visiting Santa Cruz and try typical dishes, such as those mentioned below:


Eating humitas is a fascinating experience. This dish, is composed mainly of corn (corn), so it is a typical summer dish, time when this grain is more abundant.

The corn is ground to create a paste that is mixed with basil and sautéed onion. Then, this preparation is wrapped in the same sheets that cover the crown. Enjoy them by accompanying them with Chilean salad (tomato and onion).

Pine pies

The empanadas can be found throughout Latin America, however, their preparation is different in each region. In Chile, they stand out for being a baked dough stuffed with meat, chopped onion, egg, olives and raisins, which are seasoned to give it a unique flavor. Not for nothing are essential in the celebrations of national holidays.

Beans with rein

Taste the country tradition of our country in a dish made with beans, noodles and squash among other tasty vegetables. The condiments are also very important to enhance the expression of this dish. The final touch will be given by the sausages that, with their powerful flavor, generate a very comforting contrast, especially in winter, when the vegetables help to forget the cold.

Corn cake

This dish mixes the best of humitas and empanadas. Well, it consists of a corn paste baked with pine. This Chilean food is usually prepared in a rustic clay dish, which influences its flavor, allowing also to conserve heat.


A simple preparation, but not for that insipid, because it is a very tasty stew, consisting of potatoes, squash and other vegetables. Its origin dates back to pre-Columbian times. And its name is due to one of the ingredients that used to be used in its preparation, the charqui (dehydrated meat), which is currently replaced with fresh meat. You can enjoy it at any time of the year!

If you're wondering about the dessert, do not hesitate to delight in a refreshing mote with huesillos!

Undoubtedly, what makes the difference in the Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins region, with the rest of the country, is the opportunity to enjoy typical Chilean food, along with a good wine, thanks to the Valley's renowned wine history. of Colchagua.