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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. …
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…
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 – such as ca…
Chilean in San Pedro de Atacama

La Casona

A high-ceilinged dining room with dark wood paneling and an adobe fireplace in the middle, classic La Casona serves up sizzling parrilladas (mix of grilled meats) and Chilean staples such as pastel de choclo (maize …
Ice Cream in San Pedro de Atacama

Babalú

One of several ice-cream shops on the main street, Babalú serves up rich flavors you won't find at home. Try ice creams made from desert fruits like chañar or algarrobo, sample pisco sour, hoja de coca (coca leaf) a…
International in San Pedro de Atacama

Adobe

Popular with travelers for its studied rusticity, rock-art decor, bench-like seating and smoky fire in the alfresco dining room. Adobe serves tasty but pricey dishes such as mushroom quinoa risotto or lamb with tabo…
International in San Pedro de Atacama

Todo Natural

Local ingredients like quinoa, plus 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 are decent …
Church in San Pedro de Atacama

Iglesia San Pedro

The recently restored Iglesia San Pedro is a delightful little colonial church built with indigenous or artisanal materials: chunky adobe walls and roof, a ceiling made from cardón (cactus wood) resembling shriveled…
Bar in San Pedro de Atacama

Chelacabur

The only bar in town, Chelacabur draws a wide cross section of residents and foreigners, who come for cold beers, a festive but easygoing vibe and a rock-filled soundtrack. You can also catch football matches on the…
Cafeteria in San Pedro de Atacama

Cafe Peregrino

Overlooking the plaza, this well-placed cafe has a few shaded cafe tables strategically placed for people-watching. Foodwise, you'll find pizzas, quesadillas, sandwiches, pancakes (for breakfast) and nice cakes and …