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La Casona

A high-ceilinged dining room with dark wood paneling and an adobe fireplace in the middle, the classic La Casona serves up sizzling parrilladas and Chilean staples such as pastel de choclo. There's a long list of Ch…
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Café Export

This is a funky cavelike spot with an intimate interior: low candlelit tables, roaring fire and prehistoric-style daubing on the walls. Despite off-putting touts hovering on its doorstep, and the loud music, it is h…
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Casa de Piedra

Thin-crust pizza steals the show at this main drag eatery, with homemade tomato sauce and Gouda cheese; you just add the toppings, CH$800 per pop.
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Come for the homemade pastas and the fusion of altiplano and Mediterranean fare served inside an old school building a stroll from the main strip. There's a welcoming bar and a terrace with a bonfire out back.
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Food Stalls

The cheapest eats in town are served in rustic shacks in a parking lot behind the taxi rank on the northern edge of town. Expect simple set lunches of cazuela, mains and dessert, and all-day empanadas for snacking.
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La Estaka

A lively gathering point late into the night, with sloping wooden beams, a fireplace and colorful wall art. La Estaka comes recommended for its risottos, a wide range of soups and salads, and a decent wine list.
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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. It shares its terrace with …
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A down-to-earth cafe where the locals outnumber the gringos, Tahira serves up no-frills mainstays that are satisfying, and barbecues on weekends.
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Todo Natural

Local ingredients like quinoa, Asian influences, whole-wheat sandwiches, good salads and other healthy offerings fill out the lengthy menu here. The service is erratic but the food decent, and there's happy hour (6p…
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Pretty cheap eats, especially considering its bees-knees location right on the plaza. The Algarrobo has the feel of an older eatery, the kind that dusty miners would have stopped at on their way to the salitre field…