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Italian in Barichara

Ristorante Al Cuoco

This fairly elegant one-man Italian show is run out of the home of an amicable Roman chef. Though the menu is limited (some raviolis, cannelloni, gnocchi, risotto, a couple of mains and some desserts), the house-mad…
Colombian in Barichara

El Compa

The best local restaurant – unpretentious, not touristy and not particularly service-oriented – it does 15 or so workhouse Colombian meals. Tasty cabrito (baby goat) as well as sobrebarriga (flank steak), trout, chi…
Spanish in Barichara


Barichara's finest dining option is an elegant open-air affair with phenomenal views over the canyon of Río Suárez. The gregarious Spanish owner prepares a variety of Mediterranean-influenced dishes, and prices are …
Church in Barichara

Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción

This 18th-century sandstone church is the most elaborate structure in town, looking somewhat too big for the town’s needs. Its golden stonework (which turns deep orange at sunset) contrasts with the whitewashed hous…
Park in Barichara

Parque Para Las Artes

A lovely little park decorated with impressive water features (although they were out of service when we visited), statues carved by local sculptors and an outdoor amphitheater that occasionally hosts live music con…
Bar in Barichara

Iguá Náuno

This is the one spot where the town's trendy gather for drinks. It's not even a dedicated bar, but imported beers (good micheladas), a few cocktails and an atmospheric garden make for a fine watering hole. Folks eat…
Vegetarian in Barichara


A tiny and extremely popular cafe doing tasty made-to-order, mostly vegetarian dishes. Pick from wraps, rices and pasta in Mediterranean, Indian or Thai styles (you can add chicken or shrimp) and chase it with excel…
Pizza in Barichara

7 Tigres

A good traveler staple for gourmet thin-crust pizzas. The 'Argentina,' with beef fillet, salami and pesto, is best in show.
Colombian in Barichara

La Veranera

Run by the local culinary arts school, this pleasant open-air restaurant serves up a good set meal daily as well as a full range of à la carte Colombian plates. It's one of the few places in town that doesn't close …
Workshop in Barichara

Taller Centro Dia

Inside the courtyard of the Museo Aquileo Parra, this collective of 24 senior citizens weaves bags and other artisanal products from fique fibers using traditional looms. Come and watch them work and buy a bag on yo…