Medellín restaurants

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…
Top Choice Colombian in Medellín

Restaurante Itaca

This tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant on the outskirts of downtown prepares fantastic, fairly priced gourmet plates bursting with flavor. At lunch there are a couple of set options while in the evening there is no m…
Top Choice Fusion in Medellín

Tal Cual

An unpretentious place in Manila with a casual arty vibe, Tal Cual serves creative fusion cuisine at reasonable prices. The varied menu features a lot of seafood, including some great Peruvian dishes, alongside past…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Medellín

Betty's Bowls

Betty's Bowls has been making waves among locals, expats and El Poblado's backpacker contingent. It's a simple concept: beautifully presented granola bowls with different fruit combos, each one brimming over with co…
Top Choice Burgers in Medellín

Picara La Bendita

Bang-on-trend, this gourmet burger offshoot of the Bogotá mothership is a model of its kind. There's a short and sweet menu of classic and stuffed burgers (we're partial to the Naughty, oozing cheddar cheese from it…
Top Choice Gelato in Medellín

Arte Dolce

Swing by this little corner cafe to try some of the fabulous gelato made right on the premises. Lorenzo the confectioner manages to evoke the tastes and texture of Italian gelato; our favorite flavor is the Mediterr…
Fusion in Medellín

La Provincia

One of Medellín's long-standing romantic restaurants, La Provincia is an essay on the finer points of seafood prep. Most dishes are made to share, from the catch of the day with basil and pistachio pesto, to shrimp …
Asian in Medellín

Bao Bei

You might have to wait for a table at this tiny place run by a Filipino chef and his Colombian wife, but it's worth it. Dishes are an eclectic Chinese-Korean-Japanese mélange, but their specialty, bao – filled steam…
Fusion in Medellín

Osea

Offering a small, changing menu of inventive modern cuisine at reasonable prices, this neat little restaurant just off Parque Poblado is a real winner. A team of young chefs work away in the open kitchen preparing i…
Pizza in Medellín

Pizzeria Centro

Located all alone in a converted house on an average street between the center and Boston, this place serves some of the best thin-crust pizza in Medellín, with a smoky tomato sauce and quality toppings, fired to pe…