1) When eating out in a restaurant, always go at lunchtime and select the value meal called "MenÃº". 2) The average restaurant meal is about $8. 3) Sandwich and pizza places are the best places for tasting cheap meals without paying too much. 4) If eating out in the evening, go for the "tablas" option. 5) Visit the markets like the Mercado Central in Santiago for seafood empanadas.