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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…
Market in Antofagasta

Mercado Central

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


Antofagasta’s top pizzeria throws together imaginative toppings for its tasty pizza menu, as well as a healthier pasta, sandwich and salads selection (vegetarians catered for, but only just). It’s a favorite with fa…
Diner in Antofagasta


Buzzy eatery with thick-cushioned booths, a tidy mezzanine above and a good 'n' greasy menu for those times when only a draft beer and burger will do. Place your order at the counter and pay before you sit down.
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 f…
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.
Pub Food in Antofagasta

Wally’s Pub

This is a cozy European-style bar with patio seating and a pool table; it serves exotic food, with everything from Thai curries to ostrich meat.
Museum in Antofagasta

Museo Regional

The former Aduana (customs house) now houses this two-floor museum, which contains well-presented displays on natural history, and prehistoric and cultural development. Artifacts include a deformed skull, early colo…
Shopping Centre in Antofagasta


Lider is a huge supermarket perfect for self-caterers; it’s north of the center.
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Battuta Café

There’s a ‘Clockwork Orange Milk Bar’ feel to this modern café. Luckily, you won’t have to resort to a bit of old ultraviolence to order an excellent pie and coffee, the house specialty.