WHERE AND WHAT TO EAT IN SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
In San Pedro de Atacama the ancient traditions of the Atacama food are used, corn and wheat being the base of the kitchen, which were grown in different varieties in the area, as well as llama meat. The typical dishes are plentiful, spicy and high in protein.
Some of the most famous are the patasca, el locro de trigo (wheat soup), frangollo, carbonada and humitas, most of them made with corn and wheat. Bread is also prepared with flour, wheat or corn and cheese from sheep and cows (vacuno).
Among the most traditional drinks is the corn chicha and (aloja), and chicha of algarrobo.
In addition to these traditional foods, there are several restaurants that have joined the old recipes with new flavors, with preparations as chorrillana, a popular Chilean dish prepared with potatoes, eggs, fried onions and meat in San Pedro de Atacama.
There are also "picadas" or lower-priced restaurants where you can enjoy home cooking and taste the native flavors of the area.