Santiago, Cebu’s First South American Resto




Santiago Restaurant of South America is the newest palatable temptation in town and the very first restaurant in the city that offers authentic South American cuisine.

Santiago is the only restaurant in the Philippines that caters South American dishes. The resto bills its menu as “a continent of crossroads cuisines” headlining as it does choice dishes from all the countries of the whole continent of South America, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela, Bolivia, Suriname and Guyana.

Santiago’s Ceviche de Atun con Gengibre, Soy y Sesame

One of the dishes that appeals to me the most is their Ceviche de Atun con Gengibre, Soy y Sesame (Gingered Tuna). It is an appetizer composed of tuna in ginger, lime and soy topped with sesame seeds and crumbled bacon. I remember the Japanese sashimi while chewing the sweet tuna. It’s distinct subtle taste and its soufflé-like meat when rolled into a light chilli dip is “mashithhaa” (delicious in Korean). Though Gingered Tuna is a sashimi-inspired dish, the ginger-lime-chilli-sesame combo and its preparation process are the factors that keep its South American flare.

The Santiago Restaurant is located at Days Hotel Cebu,Airport Road Matumbo Hills, Lapu-lapu City.For reservation and more details please contact (032) 340-7890 or 341-0476.For more photos of the dishes, kindly check the video above.

About the Author Agnes Embile Jimenez


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6 Responses to Santiago, Cebu’s First South American Resto

  1. Cherrey says:

    i hope they’ll open a branch in Cebu City. This restaurant seems interesting.

  2. Empress says:

    There’s no news yet about having a branch in the city. As for now they can only be found inside Days Hotel’s compound.

  3. Carma says:

    Hi=) My 1st time on this site. Nice, naa na diay s.american restau in Cebu. Will check this out.

  4. The first South American Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

  5. JoAnn says:

    Hi Empress, how much is the buffet at Santiago? Seems like a really good restaurant to check out. South American cuisine looks tempting!

  6. I’m not sure about the rate per pax sa ila buffet…try to check Days Hotel Lapu-lapu or you can contact them directly at the numbers mentioned in the post.

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