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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 Museum in Medellín

Museo Casa de la Memoria

This harrowing museum dedicated to the urban conflict in Medellín is a must-visit for travelers wanting to fully understand the city (and Colombia). There are interesting displays on the geopolitical origins of the …
Top Choice Area in Medellín

La Comuna 13

Once one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Medellín, the Comuna 13, which clings to the mountainside above the San Javier metro station, has undergone an impressive transformation in recent times and is now con…
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 Museum in Medellín

Museo de Antioquia

In the grand art deco Palacio Municipal, Colombia's second-oldest museum (Museo Nacional in Bogotá is the oldest) houses one of the country's most important art collections. The permanent collection spans 19th centu…
Top Choice Bar in Medellín

Salon Malaga

A Medellín institution, Salon Malaga is more than just a bar, it's a cultural experience. With walls decked out in black-and-white images of long-dead singers and an amazing collection of gramophones, it is a visual…
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 and our favorite flavor is the Medit…