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Top Choice International in Bucaramanga

Penelope Casa Gastronómica

A diverse selection of gourmet plates from lands afar awaits at this small but seriously hip restaurant run by talented young chefs. Among the options are naan bread topped with lamb and baked vegetables, causa lime…
Top Choice Steak in Bucaramanga


Often touted as the best steak in the whole of Colombia, this traditional parrilla run by a team of brothers is all it's cracked up to be. Perfect slabs of meat from the brothers' own farm come in 200g, 300g or 400g…
Top Choice Bar in Bucaramanga


Among vintage oil barrels, hanging bicycles and a wisp of street cred, this bar sucks in the indie cool kids and those drawn to them for great music and alternative attitude. On weekends the back room is a den of pu…
Steak in Bucaramanga


A branch of Bucaramanga's famous steakhouse.
Colombian in Bucaramanga


For an upmarket take on typical Santanderean flavors, head to this hip corner restaurant with a fresh semi-open dining area and streetside terrace. The menu features gourmet takes on local favorites, including cabra…
Museum in Bucaramanga

Museo Casa de Bolívar

Housed in a colonial mansion where Bolívar stayed for two months in 1828, this museum displays various historic and archaeological exhibits, including weapons, documents, paintings, and mummies and artifacts of the …
Gardens in Bucaramanga

Jardin Botánico Eloy Valenzuela

Located a short walk from the park in Floridablanca, this lush botanic garden beside a pretty stream is a good place to take a break from the city, although you can still hear the frenzied traffic in the distance. I…
Lebanese in Bucaramanga

Cure Cuisine

Lebanese-descended Colombians do a commendable job at this clean-cut Middle Eastern spot that's just a step above fast food. Felafel, shawarma, kibe, tabbouleh, baklava – it's all here and accompanied nicely with ex…
Italian in Bucaramanga

Mia Nonna

An upmarket Italian place serving big portions at reasonable prices. You'll find good pasta dishes, including excellent lasagna, as well as quality pizzas and more hearty mains. There are a number of areas, includin…
Seafood in Bucaramanga

La Cevicheria

Colorful, cute and happening, this build-your-own ceviche and salad spot is a great escape from meat, rice and yuca. There are six predetermined choices, which is the way to go to avoid a head explosion laboring ove…