La Picada, the Chilean set meal

I don’t know if you are aware of this, but Chile is a country with a relatively high cost to travel! So, it’s always good to think of alternatives that can make our trip cheaper, isn’t it? That’s why today we’re going to talk about La Picada, the Chilean set meal!

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But first, what is exactly a set meal? It is a complete meal for a small price, so you get a lot of food spending less.

It is like the Brazilian Prato Feito, simple food but big in quantity.

The name La Picada sounds like the name of a restaurant, or a dish, doesn’t it? But it is actually not.

Of course, we’ll tell you where you can find these dishes in Chile, what they usually are made of and what the average price is!

But first, I want to say that in Chile there are other options for cheap food besides La Picada, if you want to know more, you should Discover today the Pastel de Choclo, a popular Chilean dish!

Now, let’s go!

Who am I?

Before continuing, let me introduce myself.

I’m Rodrigo Schmiegelow, an advertiser specializing in Digital Marketing, today I live as a Digital Nomad (what is it). In other words, I have geographic freedom and can work from anywhere in the world.

That’s why I can have amazing experiences like this.

I started a trip around the world to get to know places, cultures and regional cuisines. I will bring great surprises from these experiences.

I’m on the Farofa expedition, getting to know regional cuisines from all over Brazil.

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All about La Picada

La Picada is usually found in supermarkets and simple restaurants.

There is usually a chalkboard in front of the establishment saying that it is possible to eat this type of dish there. The blackboards are very similar to the ones in coffee shops!

The average cost is from $3000 to $7000 Chilean pesos – from $3 to $8 United States dollar.

It is common to see options such as pork, fish, mashed or baked potatoes, french fries and rice (although it is sort of rare) as part of La Picada!

La Picada
La Picada

It’s a famous everyday food, and for having a lower cost, it can make your trip to Chile much cheaper!

This country is amazing, and if you want to know more about Chile and its tourist attractions, read Cejar Lagoon, the unmissable tour in the Atacama Desert.

Thank you and see you later!

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