Restaurants

Top Choice Chilean in Antofagasta

Cafe del Sol

On weekend nights, this ramshackle corner resto-bar comes alive with live Andean music and dancing (CH$3000 cover after 11pm). Other nights, it serves a good range of mains in the cozy wooden interior with dim light…
Chilean in Antofagasta

Tio Jacinto

One of Antofogasta's best places for a meal, the family-run Tio Jacinto serves mouth-watering plates of locos (Chilean abalone), erizos (sea urchin) and jaiba (crab), which are fine preludes to the perfectly grilled…
Steak in Antofagasta

El Arriero

Meat is the specialty at this rustic dining room decked out with arches, dried hanging hams and a fountain in the middle. Full of old-fashioned charm, it serves huge portions of mainly meaty dishes. The parrillada (…
Diner in Antofagasta

Bongo

Buzzy eatery with thick-cushioned booths, a tidy mezzanine above and a good-and-greasy menu for those times when only a draft beer and burger – preferably with palta (avocado) – will do. Place your order at the coun…
Cafe in Antofagasta

Letras y Musica

Across from the plaza, Antofogasta's beautifully designed public library has a charming cafe tucked in the back. Stop in for sandwiches, changing lunch specials (CH$4500), juices and desserts. Unfortunately, the cof…
Seafood in Antofagasta

Marisquería D&D

Inside the fish market, this eatery draws crowds for its tasty fish sandwiches, fried fish platters and paila marina (seafood soup). Grab a seat at the corner and tuck into the seafood delights.
Fast Food in Antofagasta

Don Pollo

Cheap, cheerful and usually crowded, Don Pollo has plastic tables huddled around a grass-hut patio. Locals come in droves for the succulent chicken.
Market in Antofagasta

Mercado Central

Fish, as well as meat, vegetables and fruity fare, is available at the attractive old Mercado Central, between Maipú and Uribe.