16 Reviews

First Review by mikewinnemuller

great vegan burger - Edit

This place is vegetarian/vegan. We had the vegan soy burger which was amazing. The vegetarian dishes can be made vegan by removing the cheese. It's a great place and the staff are friendly as well. I would definitely recommend eating here.

One thing to be aware of is that the address on this website is wrong. It is at 362 Caracoles Street rather than 169 and is part of a food court.

I asked the owner when they are open and she said everyday except Mondays but if you do go I would check which day in the week they will be closed as it may vary.

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very good restaurant - Edit

The soy burger was the best I've ever had! They have a lot of vegan options on the daily menu and at a really good price.

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Great menu of the day! - Edit

We came to Estrella every day for dinner or lunch. Their menu of the day changes every day and they offer soup or salad with a main for around 4,000 Chilean pesos.
Their juices are very good and ask if you s like sugar or not.

Our waitress knew we were vegan so gave us a different dipping sauce with our complementary bread, as opposed to their creamy dipping sauce.

Pros: Vegan options, Reasonable prices , Wide variety of food

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yum burger, very nice place - Edit

I came to San Pedro de ata late at night set out to find this, it wasn't where it said it was on the map
The friendly waitress recommended the soy burger and it was indeed a good burger.

Cons: the address on the map IS WRONG

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Entire menu can be made vegan - Edit

We had two meals here and enjoyed both. Each of our two different servers knew what vegan was and told us the entire menu *could be* veganized, though most of it has cheese by default. Just be clear and you should have no problem.

My favorite dish across the meals was the soy hamburger con arroz that we get as part of a daily menu. Empanadas and salad were both good too. The only dish I'd avoid is the tacos, which were bland.

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The only game in town - Edit

cute, small, inexpensive with great specials. did the chard salad with soy burger. both solid if not particularly exciting.

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Cute and humble little veg place - Edit

The salad, soy burger and natural fruit juices made the place a welcome change to all the other restaurants in San Pedro of Atacama. Food was fresh, colourful and tasty. Cheese could be removed from most meals to veganise. I enjoyed the bright space and simple food.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options and can veganise most dish

Cons: The location is hidden inside a space that also ha

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Could be so much better! - Edit

We have eaten here today for the 3rd day. The menu of the day is affordable (for San Pedro) and it is the only fully vegetarian in this town. However, being a "vegetarian/ VEGAN restaurant" as stated on their menu, you would expect them to know what 'vegan' means. As I do whilst travelling, I ask, I got very rude replies every time until today, where the waitress confirmed EVERYTHING on the daily menu is vegan, but we got cheese on both plates and cream sauce on the pesto pasta. The staff work as if they don't care. They also charge 10% extra for tips.

Pros: Affordable menu for San Pedro, Only vegetarian in town, Good location

Cons: Do not know what vegan food is, Served me cheese and cream, Bad customer service

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Best choice in San Pedro - Edit

So Estrella Negra is located on the main street of San Pedro. As you enter there are two restaurants, one Peruan one or something like that (claiming most of the space) and Estrella Negra on the right hand side (the tables are different, that's how you can figure out). By the way, the name seems to me very random as there wasn't anything that would remind me of a 'black star'. Anyway, almost everything on the menu contains cheese, but can be made vegan upon request. Probably the better choice is to take the daily menu consisting of two courses (and a bite) and rather inexpensive. Soup or salad and main. Sometimes everything provided on the daily menu is vegan, sometimes only some dishes.
I ate there three or four times - it was fair, but not exceptional. The food was filling but average. The service was alright and the staff were nice but somewhat unmotivated.
The atmosphere wasn't thrilling, you don't really want to spend that much time there as far as I am concerned, it simply wasn't very comfortable.
On the other hand Estrella Negra is likely the best place for vegans in Atacama and that's something I give them credit for.

Pros: vegan options on daily menu, rather inexpensive

Cons: lacks comfort, average food

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Tasty vegan food - Edit

Vegetarian and vegan food. The vegetarian options can be veganised. There is a menu of the day which was cheaper option. Or you can choose from the menu. The burgers were really nice. There was vegan chocolate cake, cookies, and pancakes. Friendly staff. Located amongst the main area of town.

Pros: Tasty, Friendly staff, Good location

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amazing people - Edit

If you're a vegan in the desert, this is the place for you. My girlfriend and I ate here for every meal lol. The last day, the owner hugged and kissed us and gave us a free chocolate... Gogogo go !!!!

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Amazing vegan options - Edit

My wife and I got the set menu, which was all vegan. We got one salad and one soup to start so we could share. For the main, we shared the risotto stuffed red pepper with potatoes, and the spaghetti with "meatballs" (home made soy patties). Super tasty, and probably the most affordable place to eat - about half the price of Todo Natural.

Pros: Great vegan options, Affordable , Really tasty

Cons: Not 100% vegan

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OMG!!!! Vegan food in San Pedro de Atacama - Edit

This restaurant is located on the main pedestrian street carcoles in the el toconar del patio. Numerous vegan options on the specials board. Delicious integral pita with olive pate. Pesto dish was great, Swiss chard stir fried with bell peppers potatoes onions and carrots was salty but just the right amount. Finally tortilla made with spinach, potatoes, red bell pepper was delightful. Side of potatoes evenly spiced and delicious.

Pros: Good vegan food in a vegan food desert, Inexpensive! For San Pedro de Atacama

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great place! - Edit

i was really happy to find this place in san pedro de atacama. during my stay (last couple of days) they didnt have most things on the regular menu but instead 2-3 daily menus (for about 3500 chilenean pesos, much cheaper than most places in town) each day of which 1 or 2 were always vegan (loved the soyburger!). the juices are also great and really fresh, havent tried the deserts yet but its on my list.
since ive gotten here the place was open every day, including saturdays, from lunchtime until about 7 or 8pm.

if youre in atacama and see people selling food in the street you should also ask if its vegan, chances seem to be quite good. met two guys who are walking around during lunchtime, one selling vegan burgers, the other one vegetarian/vegan empanadas.
Updated from previous review on Saturday August 02, 2014

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good stuff! - Edit

Just arrived after a long trip to San Pedro and was recommended this place by a friendly chap on the street. Small but adequate menu. I went for a salad and my friend the tacos but had we been more hungry we would have tucked into one of the many empanadas in offer, including quinoa! Maybe tomorrow ;) very decent portions, tasty, fresh and with a yummy mango juice on the side, a nice start! The deserts looked amazing but couldn't quite fit one in.
Worth a visit ;)

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Excellent food but in a hidden location - Edit

After seeing this restaurant listed on this website, I decided to find it as it was within a couple of minutes from my hostel. I totally found it by fluke as I was distracted by a friend I bumped into. It was located behind another restaurant. I was only able to find it because of a little sign along the road. It was a small place and no one was there. The cook/server came out of the kitchen and since I speak no Spanish, all I did was point at myself and say "vegano'. She understood right away and showed me the small menu and pointed out about half of the dishes that I could eat since I'm vegan. I chose on a salad and a soy burger with a pineapple juice. She first brought out some toasted bread with what looked like mayonnaise and made me aware that it was a soy spread. Awesome. Then my juice. Very fresh and yummy. Then she brought out a huge salad with good presentation points. Awesome. Then came my soy burger. I find soy burgers in Chile are nothing like the ones you find in North America. It was a massive burger to start, the patty full of grains. The bun was very healthy, whole wheat. And the burger was topped with lettuce, tomato, and avocado. She even brought me more soy spread to add to it. Delicious! I was so full. And the price was quite reasonable since San Pedro de Atacama is very touristy. All for about $9 US/CDN. I'm going back there tomorrow. And the next day.

Pros: Large portions, Very healthy, Reasonable price

Cons: Not enough customers there

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