Restaurants

Top Choice Colombian in Medellín

Itaca

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…
Top Choice International in Medellín

Carmen

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…
Colombian in Medellín

Mondongos

Medellín families flock to this unremarkable-looking eatery to fill up on sopa de mondongo (tripe soup). It is served with avocado, banana, lemon and arepas (corn cakes), which are added or dunked in the bowl accord…
in Medellín

Discovery

Perched on the edge of the northern foothills in the Las Palmas district, Discovery has amazing views, and even better food. The specialty is seafood – try the cazuela de mariscos al coco (seafood stew with coconut,…
Thai in Medellín

Thaico

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…
Vegetarian in Medellín

Verdeo

You don't have to be vegetarian to enjoy the creative dishes on offer at this groovy Poblado restaurant. Take your pick from delicious vegetarian shawarma, burgers, ravioli and salads. The attached grocers is a grea…
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…
Middle Eastern in Medellín

Tabun

This atmospheric Poblado eatery is popular with Medellín foodies for its generous portions of flavorful Middle Eastern classics. The grilled meats are superb as is the platter of salads served with flatbread baked f…
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…
Italian in Medellín

Il Forno

Set in the middle of the zona rosa, this open-air Italian restaurant doesn't do gimmicks or discounts, just hearty food at a fair price. It serves pizza and sandwiches, lasagna and ravioli, and even steak. It may no…