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Chilean in Calama


With peña (live folkloric performances) on Fridays and Saturdays (CH$5000 cover), this simple restaurant is a nice place to go for dancing or a meaty meal.
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Fogata Bar

A welcome taste of San Pedro smack dap in the middle of rough-and-tumble Calama, this bar and restaurant serves up everything from pizzas to tacos in two storeys of hard-hewn earthy goodness. There’s a fogata (outdo…
Restaurant in Calama


Come for schop (draft beer) and tablas to this two-story spot with an earthy vibe. It also serves cheap set-menu lunches and stays open late.
Chilean in Calama


Part of a chain that covers pretty much all of northern Chile, this place still has some character and serves up a good variety of meat dishes and seafood.The attached cafeteria downstairs has cheaper fast-food opti…
International in Calama


Right on the plaza, this is a great catch-all place, serving good set meals, healthy salads and excellent coffee. There's a fine selection of ice cream to top it all off.
Diner in Calama

Café Viena

This down-home diner with a wide choice of simple dishes also whips up fast food like sandwiches, pizzas and hot dogs. It does takeout and stays open till 2am.
Chilean in Calama

Club Croata

Decorated with the Croatian coat of arms outside, this restaurant on the main plaza serves Chilean favorites, including pastel de choclo (maize casserole). It's one of the best traditionally styled eateries in town.
Market in Calama

Mercado Central

For quick filling eats, take advantage of the cocinerías (greasy spoons) in this busy little market between Ramírez and Vargas.