Salvador cocina y café, Santiago, 6/22/17

entry
entry

Salvador cocina y café is a large 2 story place with crowded tables and a lively vibe. Downstairs is a high ceiling and  a modern feel whereas upstairs the ceiling is low and the walls are decorated with kitchen utensils and meat charts.  It is a place of simple, home-style food with quick and friendly service.  They do specials at lunch which include first, main, dessert, iced tea and coffee and these appeared very popular based on the number of people there.  According to the waiter these specials change daily.  

interior
looking up from the first floor

It seemed like a crowd going back to work, no drinking and quick service.  Spanish music plays in the background and only one young server was conversant in English.  We sat upstairs where the kitchen is located and the yelling of commands from there was oddly fun and all the food I saw coming out looked delicious.  This is a place that proves that simple, un-frilly food can be very satisfying and is often better than the tweezer intensive alternatives.

downstairs
downstairs interior
downstairs
downstairs interior
interior
upstairs interior
kitchen
kitchen
menu 1
menu 1
menu 2
menu 2

 

The iced tea is flavored with apple, ginger and lemon.

special tea
iced tea
table set up
table set up
kitchen
kitchen

 

We started with beef bone marrow, roast Brussel sprouts and toast with garlic paste.  The marrow was quite tasty and the toast was nicely not greasy and a good accompaniment for the rich marrow.  The Brussel sprouts were an odd addition but somehow it all worked.

bone marrow and
bone marrow and garlic paste toast
Frankie checked it out
Frankie checked it out
marrow
bone marrow
bread
toast
wall art
wall decorations

 

Next was a sandwich of beef with a cucumber and egg tartar sauce, roast tomato, chicory and other greens.  I wasn’t sure if all the greens were to be added to the sandwich as they were not really dressed, and they seemed to work with it.  Some bits of shredded beef topped the slices and the sauce was very generous.  The bread was tender with just enough crust but it had a hard time holding up to the tasty but messy interior.  It was full of flavor and textures and felt like something you might have in your own kitchen.

sandwich and salad
Beef sandwich and salad
inside
inside
salad
salad
Frankie approved
Frankie approved

 

Dessert was a delicious poached pear in a wine sauce.  The pear was tender and full of sweet deliciousness with the sauce a perfect contrast and then the whole thing was topped with a crispy granola that added a wonderful bit of texture.

Pear in wine sauce
Pear in wine sauce with granola topping
closer
closer

 

For my coffee I got cappuccino that was a lovely finish.

Frankie and the coffee
Frankie and the coffee

 

2 thoughts on “Salvador cocina y café, Santiago, 6/22/17

    1. Thanks Mary! We were actually home in between. I do my write ups after we’re home so there’s about a month lag time from when we ate somewhere till Frankie goes to print.

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