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Bendito Desierto

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Lisbon, Portugal
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176 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to this restaurant. I love the atmosphere and the cuisine is excellent with great local flavors. The restaurant experience begins as soon as you walk in. It's like walking into another world where cool jazz is playing in a comfortabke rustic adobe type setting. The menu is nice but they were not serving all options... More 

Thank Brett C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice Chilean atmosphere, cozy yet elegant. Rustic and authentic, highly recommend , service was great. I was there off season so staff was all Spanish no english but take plunge and use Google translate. It's easy to stick with English speaking operations, but this is worth the effort

Thank Pat H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Latin, Chilean
Brunch, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?