Cali & Southwest Colombia restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Cali

Platillos Voladores

Cali's best fine-dining experience, Platillos Voladores offers an interesting and varied menu of beautifully presented gourmet dishes that feature a glorious interplay of Asian, European and Afro-Colombian influence…
Top Choice Colombian in Cali

Waunana

We could say that the chef's creativity puts the 'wau' in 'Waunana,' but better yet, we'll mention the brave and often spectacular pairings of local ingredients (the seabass ceviche with tropical fruit stands out), …
Top Choice Middle Eastern in San Agustín

Humusapiens

Right on the main square, this little place tantalizes with the smells, sights and sounds of the Middle East. Thick, savory beetroot hummus. Cilanto hummus! The sizzle of shakshuka eggs on a skillet filled with a fl…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Popayán

Carmina

A cute little Catalan-run cafe in a less busy part of the historic center, serving a fantastic spread of mostly Mediterranean dishes. Expect Spanish omelettes, pasta, lasagna, crepes filled with Nutella and other ta…
Top Choice Colombian in San Agustín

Donde Richard

This grill restaurant on the road to the Parque Arqueológico serves some of the best food in town, with the beguiling scent of roasting meat and the savory crunch of patacones luring in diners on their way back from…
Top Choice Cafe in Popayán

Mora Castilla

This upstairs cafe is always busy with chatting locals and prepares excellent fresh juices and traditional snacks, including salpicón payanese, champus, tamales and carantantas. If you're still hungry, pop next door…
Top Choice International in Pasto

El Migrante

Well worth a walk from central Pasto, this ambitious restaurant is one of several responsible for pushing Pasto's culinary boundaries beyond empanadas and cuy. Come for the handmade gnocchi, gourmet burgers and quin…
Seafood in Cali

Pargo Rojo

Excellent typical seafood dishes, such as a lightly grilled tilapia with crisp patacones (fried plantains) and a dollop of punchy, spicy salsa, are prepared at this simple corner restaurant with just half a dozen ta…
Grill in Mocoa

Al Humo

Considered the best restaurant in town, Humo is a casual open-air affair constructed from wood and bamboo. Typical smoked meat and fish dishes are served on banana leaves with tacacho (pureed green plantains with po…
Colombian in Cali

Zea Maiz

Is it just us, or do arepas (corn cakes) taste better when they come in a square shape? This colorful basement restaurant in San Antonio stuffs them with all kinds of goodness and serves them with four homemade sauc…