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Cafe Esquina

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Caracoles 164, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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London, United Kingdom
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605 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty and large empanadas to be had here with a good veggie choice. They came quickly and prices were reasonable. There is a beautiful big dog who waits patiently outside for scraps (please give him some) we nicknamed him 'Bear' & returned several times with food. Check out the guilt trip look on his face...:D

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1 Thank TravellingOrange
Toronto, Canada
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134 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Stopped in for lunch one day and ordered a smoothie and chicken empanada. That was the biggest empanada I've ever seen! But it was so good. And the smoothie lasted about 3 minutes. My final bill was 5,800CP. The place is clean, the food is great, and the lady running the place was such a sweetheart. Definitely stop in here... More 

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1 Thank NurseBackpacker
Montevideo, Uruguay
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253 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite on NYE. Their empanadas are the biggest and most flavorful we have ever had. Made fresh throughout the day. We had to wait about 15 min for the beef empanadas, but it was worth it!

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1 Thank In4itt
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432 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

If you want something different from a traditional empanada, this is it, I have never had such big empanadas and such an choice of fillings. These are more than a snack and taste very good as well.

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1 Thank Rossland58
Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place caught our eyes with the words "Super Empanadas!" And yes, they were supersized empanadas! The fresh juice is pretty good too. Also try the local meal: rice, vege, hearty soup, and juice. It's simple, but delicious.

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1 Thank NicT80
Toronto, Canada
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468 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Empanadas are HUGE, and for $3.800 CLP ( $5.70 USD) they should be. One is enough for 1 person. The service is really slow but worth the wait.

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Thank MadeByVR
Little Canfield, United Kingdom
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361 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

As the cafe was just round the corner from our hotel we called in for a snack. We ordered our food and coca mate and sat down to wait. We were entertained by crowds of people all coming in for empanadas to take away! The food arrived and the empanada was huge and well filled as was the quesadillas....we were... More 

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Thank joanandmatt
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

excellent place to eat! delicious food, fair price, large portions, excellent service. Excelente opção para refeições, comida deliciosa, preço justo, lanches enormes, atendimento excelente

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Thank Renata C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

What you see is what you get. Mother prepairs the simple food and daughter serves. It's cheap but good food and for a quick bite to eat it is perfect!

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Thank Melanie792013
Singapore
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219 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

LP guidebook listed this place as one of the cheapies and its pizzas. While the prices in the menu were apparently lower than elsewhere, so were the portions. Staff attention wasn't very good. Had to call the waitress twice before she answered. They do have a wide variety of juices on offer but be sure to tell them to not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Latin, Cafe, Chilean, Spanish, Contemporary, South American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caracoles 164, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Antofagasta Region  >  San Pedro de Atacama

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?