Top Choice International in Medellín


Run by an American-Colombian couple, both of whom are Cordon Bleu chefs, Carmen prepares sophisticated international cuisine with a heavy Californian influence. The restaurant itself is made up of distinct dining zo…
Top Choice Colombian in Medellín


It doesn't look like much but this tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant on the outskirts of downtown prepares fantastic gourmet plates bursting with flavor at bargain prices. There is no menu; just tell friendly chef Ju…
Colombian in Medellín

Café Colombo Credenza

On the top floor of the building housing the Centro Colombo Americano, this casual bistro serves up quality meals along with great views of the city. It's a great spot for cocktails early in the evening.
Vegetarian in Medellín

Restaurante Vegetarian Govinda's

For decent vegetarian cuisine served by friendly Hari Krishnas, try this bright, upstairs restaurant near the Museo de Antioquia.
Colombian in Medellín

Salón Versalles

Famous for its scrumptious Argentine-style empanadas, this Medellín institution also serves up a good set meal and is a great place to take a rest from the bustle of the center. It is frequented by everyone from har…
Thai in Medellín


Don’t expect chopsticks or even spicy food here, at what is one of the very few Thai joints in Colombia. Still, the food’s not bad, especially before 7pm, when all meals are half-price and cocktails are three-for-on…
Supermarket in Medellín


This supermarket is right next to CC Oviedo. It has a great salad bar (including fruit salad) with selections sold by weight. A convenient place to sample Colombia's many wonderful tropical fruits. It has sandwiches…
in Medellín

Flor de Canela

Lots of local office workers eat here. It does a good set meal, with specials like pumpkin soup, spaghetti bolognese and sometimes traditional dishes like ajiaco (a typical Bogotá stew).
in Medellín

Alex Carne de Res

For a decent budget steak, Alex can’t be beat. The building is roofed in palm thatch and there’s salsa on the stereo. On Sunday it offers many typical regional platters. You’ll find it below the highway overpass nea…
in Medellín


This gourmet budget option is right next to the footbridge by the metro station. It does a great set meal, and also sandwiches any time of day. Serves wine and beer.