Cauca & Huila restaurants

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…
French in Popayán

Hotel Camino Real

The owners of this hotel are key players in the Congreso Nacional Gastronómico and their passion for food is evident in the interesting menu, which combines both French and Colombian elements. Go for one of the set …
Mexican in Popayán

Tequila's

Run by a Mexican expat and his local wife, this small restaurant in the center prepares good-value home-style Mexican dishes. While some authentic ingredients are hard to find in small-town Colombia, their salsas pa…
Colombian in Villavieja

Sal Si Puedes

The pick of Villavieja's paltry dining scene, this family-run place serves monster portions of chicken and beef with rice, plantain and salad, among other local dishes. Don't miss their take on the burger: a beef pa…
Colombian in San Agustín

Altos de Yerba Buena

On a hillside on the way to the Parque Arqueológico, this cute little restaurant uses produce from its own organic garden to cook well-prepared Colombian and international dishes (mostly salmon, trout and pasta) wit…
Italian in Popayán

Restaurante Italiano

Swing open the saloon doors of this Swiss-owned Italian joint and you'll find great pizza and pasta as well as authentic fondue for those cool mountain nights. The steak is among the best in town and the lunch set m…
Cafe in Popayán

La Fresa

A grimy corner store with a few plastic tables, La Fresa is famed throughout Popayán for its delicious empanadas de pipián (potato empanadas with a spicy peanut sauce). Most locals wash them down with a malta (malt-…