I love seafood, but I don’t seem to eat much of it in Santiago. This of course is not counting sushi, which you would think was the national dish by the sheer number of restaurants and hand roll vendors in the city of Santiago. And for some reason, everyone puts cream cheese in the rolls, which is an abomination on the same level as pineapple on pizza. There’s no changing my mind on these two terrible combos. This is a hill I’ll die on. But I’m getting off track, this review has nothing to do with sushi or pineapple on pizza.
El Galeon is a traditional seafood restaurant located in the Mercado Central, near the metro Cal y Canto station. I had been wanting to try El Galeon for a while, since I pass it on my way to and from La Vega. It‘s usually busy and has been open since 1935, which is always a good sign. They overdo the nautical theme a bit, but it’s fine. They have empanadas and a few meat entrees, but it’s primarily focused on fresh seafood. There are 10 or so options for fish and they can all be prepared in a variety of ways.