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Top Choice Steak in Bucaramanga

Mercagán

Often touted as the best steak in the whole of Colombia, this traditional parrilla run in four locations by four brothers is all it's cracked up to be: perfect slabs of meat from their own farm come in 200g, 300g or…
Steak in Bucaramanga

Mercagán

Often touted as the best steak in the whole of Colombia, this traditional parrilla (restaurant where they serve grilled meats) run in four locations by four brothers is all it's cracked up to be: perfect slabs of me…
Lebanese in Bucaramanga

Cure Cuisine

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

La 33

Hot-to-trot under-thirtysomethings pack in this rambunctious rumba hotspot some 400-strong on weekends, one of the hottest clubs in town at the time of research (read: subject to change yesterday). Salsa, merengue a…
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 four pre-determined choices, which is the way to go to avoid a head explosion laboring o…
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 …
Colombian in Bucaramanga

SazonArt

One of the better set meal spots you'll come cross in Santander, this very popular, very clean corner restaurant dishes out a few choices daily, conveniently written in Spanish on the board to help those along who c…
Bar in Bucaramanga

Vintrash

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 but at times outlandish music (Tuesday night classics jump from NKOTB to…
Bar in Bucaramanga

La Birrería 1516

Kick back with a good selection of imported standards and domestic craft brews (Bogotá's Tres Marías is the house draft) on the breezy outdoor patio at this sophisticated pub/restaurant. The food is distinctly avera…
Bar in Bucaramanga

Sky Bar

Bucaramanga's trendiest bar is on the 18th floor of the new Holiday Inn (never thought we'd write that!). It's an open-air affair decked in white with stupendous city views. Definitely a nice spot for a drink.