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- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Budget Travelers
- 98%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (1)
- Food StallsFirst to ReviewOct 25, 2013
Want to try some truly local food? Traveling on the cheap? Ok with sticking out like a sore thumb? Check out Atacama's street food scene. A block north of the Plaza de Armas, next to the giant, copper-funded soccer field and gymnasium, and amidst the various bus companies' stations, a rickety collection of food stalls offer breakfast, lunch and dinner for 1000-2500 pesos. We chose one whose plastic chairs were fullest with locals, and were well attended by a spunky, mostly toothless lady. The food was good - I ordered pollo al horno with rice and salad. The rice was flavorful and the chicken was perfectly cooked. My friend ordered Picado de gallina, which we had no idea what it was, and it was a plate piled high with chicken, potatoes, salad, and this gray potato dish we'd never seen before. I liked it well enough to come back for breakfast a couple days later and ordered a simple eggs and bread. It was served in a little pot, and the eggs were obviously fresh and local - their yolks were a brilliant gold. If you speak no spanish you may have to stumble along and make guesses about what each dish is, since no english is spoken here, but it will be a delicious - and cheap! - adventure.