Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Iquique

Santorini

A surprising find in Iquique, Santorini serves up a huge menu of authentic Greek fare, best enjoyed in the bougainvillea-draped back patio. Aside from saganaki and sublaki, you'll also find pastas, whole grilled fis…
Top Choice Chilean in San Pedro de Atacama

Baltinache

A short walk south from busy Caracoles, Baltinache has some of San Pedro's best cuisine. Thick adobe walls hung with geoglyph-inspired artwork and flickering candles set the scene at this elegantly understated gem. …
Top Choice Chilean in Iquique

El Wagón

Almost single-handedly taking on the task of preserving the region's culinary traditions, this rustically decked-out dining hall serves up a fantastic collection of seafood plates, with inspiration for recipes comin…
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…
Top Choice Chilean in Arica

Los Aleros de 21

One of Arica's best restaurants serves up excellent grilled meat and seafood dishes amid wood paneling and an old-fashioned ambience. Service is generally quite good, and there's a decent wine list too.
Bakery in San Pedro de Atacama

Franchuteria

About 500m east of the plaza, you'll find San Pedro's best bakery. Run by a talented young Frenchman, Franchuteria has beautifully baked goods, including perfect baguettes with unique ingredients like fig and roquef…
Sandwiches in Iquique

La Mayor Sandwicheria

This small rock-loving joint dishes up sizzling gourmet burgers and frothy craft brews to a post-surf crowd near the beach. The draw: delectable toppings (Iberian ham, fried egg, carmelized onions), excellent fries,…
Fusion in Arica

Rayú

Across the street from Playa Chinchorro, Rayú has earned a strong following for its creative menu that fuses Italian and Peruvian dishes. The upscale, open-air space makes a fine setting to linger over mouth-waterin…
Chilean in San Pedro de Atacama

Las Delicias de Carmen

Great breakfasts, delicious cakes and empanadas, brick-oven pizzas (choose your own toppings) and different dishes daily are churned out at this light-flooded restaurant with leafy views. Daily specials (like cazuel…
Cafe in Iquique

Monorganiko

This tiny cafe secreted away inside a surf shop serves some of Iquique's best coffees. The barista will prepare it anyway you like – V60, aeropress, chemex etc – or you can get a flat white, latte or espresso. At th…