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Bendito Desierto

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Latin, Chilean
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Domingo Atienza 426, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000, Chile
+56 9 7141 9229
00:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:30
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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had walked past on several occasions & been approached by staff to come in for a meal. We finally made it to dinner one night & were very disappointed. The service was poor, the tables sticky & menus dirty. The food was ordinary - octopus was a tough as old boots & the llama stew unexciting. Most disappointing was... More 

Thank Amanda H
London, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The setting is romantic and great for a date, all furniture is wooden and lights are down. Food was quite disappointing though. The salmon and the quinoa risotto had the exact same flavour and service was not very attentive.

Thank London_foodies
Lisbon, Portugal
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179 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The restaurant is rustic but nice. I ate llama and it was great, my husband ate a shrimp and calamari quinoa risotto and it was ok. The service took a bit longer but they offered us a pisco instead. The staff was very nice.

Thank Margarida W
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Sounded well on paper but it is all "hot air". Ordered lama stew house speciality, got some dry tasteless brownish "gulasch" nicely presented. (Cf photo) House pisco is a watery joke, with low actual cocktail level. (Cf photo) Wooden benches are highly unconformtable. Off the main street this is a tourist trap.

Thank Emile S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Two couples celebrated New Years Eve here with the fixed price menu. Both filet and tuna were overcooked. Rest of meal was good. Pretty average for what we found in San Pedro.

Thank etb874
Frankfurt, Germany
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The place is just a few steps of the main road but certainly worth it. Less touristy and no touting. Many variations of Ceviche and other local dishes.

Thank T G
Bogota, Colombia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Cash only, but great lunch set meals with live music and friendly staff. Very good vibe overall, worth the visit.

Thank Robert M
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and food!! Nice atmosphere , pleasant music, and very very kind service. Best taste-quality-price in all San Pedro. Try it! You won't regret it

Thank AngelikaOvando
Sao Paulo, SP
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great enviroment and decor. We've tried the menu del día for 7,500 pesos chilenos and it was worth it. Drinks are not included - most of the restaurants in the area that have a menu del día include at least one glass of house wine or juice. Service is a bit slow, so do not visit it if you're in... More 

Thank FernandaZH
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went to this place for my last night in San Pedro - food looked amazing, seems to have a great menu - telling to myself "it's your last night, you're paying yourself a treat" at one of the fanciest address in town. I ordered the lama stew, the most expensive dish I've paid in San Pedro. Unfortunately, that was not... More 

Thank sleclerc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 45
Latin, Chilean
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
00:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Domingo Atienza 426, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Antofagasta Region  >  San Pedro de Atacama
  • Phone Number: +56 9 7141 9229

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