Top ChoiceInternational 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...

Top ChoiceColombian 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...

Top ChoiceFusion 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...

Top ChoiceVegetarian 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...

Top ChoiceGelato 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Colombian in Medellín

In Situ

For a semiformal dining experience in a lovely natural environment, look no further than this bright restaurant on the grounds of the Jardín Botánico. The menu is diverse, with creative beef and lamb dishes...

Colombian in Medellín

Café Colombo Credenza

This top floor bistro is all neon lights and frosted glass, with a soundtrack that's about a decade behind its now image and an ambitious menu that often hits the mark. The good? Minifritos tradicionales with a...

Colombian in Medellín

Mondongos

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

Colombian in Medellín

Salón Versalles

Famous for its scrumptious Argentine-style empanadas, this Medellín institution also serves monster portions of steak milanesa and nicely seasoned churrasco. It is frequented by everyone from hard-up pensioners...

Vegetarian in Medellín

Verdeo

This vegetarian restaurant does its best to woo diners with its shawarma, burgers, falafel, soups, quinoa dishes and salads. Some of the flavors hit the spot better than others, but the soothing music and...

Steak in Medellín

Voraz

This popular Laureles haunt focuses on what it does best, which is meat. The ribs are tender and slide off the bone, the baby beef, pepper steak and bife de chorizo are seared to perfection, and there's a...

Italian in Medellín

Ciao Pizza Gourmet

Sit outside on the small plaza at this neighborhood restaurant to enjoy wonderful pizzas and homemade pastas cooked to perfection. It also serves one of our favorite set lunches (COP$13,000 to COP$16,000) full of...

Argentine in Medellín

Malevo

Walk off the street and into Argentina at this bustling little steakhouse in a converted house in Manila that serves up choice cuts at reasonable prices. Make sure to order a couple of its famous empanadas to...

Italian in Medellín

Il Castello

For authentic, quality Italian food, look no further than this unpretentious bistro. The pizzas are tasty but it is the pastas that really excel, especially the ravioli. Accompany your meal with a bottle from the...

Peruvian in Medellín

Mistura

Worth a visit for its great grilled octopus and wonderful seafood rice dishes. While the food is good, the ambience is a bit corporate. There's another outlet in Provenza near Parque Lleras.

Peruvian in Medellín

Rocoto

This open-air restaurant overlooking a gushing stream in Provenza delivers some solid flavors and good service. The causas are moreish and the tuna is beautifully seared, but there are consistency issues:...