Looking for the best Medellin restaurant? Cheap eat, quick snack or uber gourmet tasting experience… the city has it all, so you’re spoilt for choice. With such a mash-up of cultures and influences you can choose your flavour and we have all the intel you need. So here’s our guide to some of the best restaurants in Medellin.
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Betty’s Bowls seduce your tastebuds, Cra. 32d #7A-77
Colourful fusions of incredible ingredients and flavours make Betty’s Bowls a favourite… And its eco-friendly approach and vegan/veggie options get a thumbs up. Inspired by the legendary Doña Betty, it serves up healthy and happy food with a smile. If you’re planning where to eat in Medellin, breakfast through to teatime – Betty’s the spot for breakie bowls and afternoon salads. Try the smoothie bowls after a Medellin yoga session.
Grilled, smoked… the best ribs in town at Bárbaro Cocina Primitiva
Carnivore cravings? Book a booth here for a night of Columbian cocktails and seared meats that won’t disappoint. Staff create a great vibe, the interior is a cool twist on the classic steakhouse and the music’s on point. With two branches, this Medellin restaurant two-some serves up great food at great prices. Our tip: the beef tenderloin in sweetcorn purée.
Gato resto bar Cra. 35 #8A – 95 Provenza, Medellín
This Peruvian restaurant is ideal to enjoy the best dishes and, in addition, the best music and atmosphere in town. They also serve excellent cocktails that should ravish your tastebuds. Feeling outdoorsy? The terrace will be the ideal spot. Make sure to come during DJs sets, you won’t be disappointed.
Bastardö Restaurante Cra. 35 # 8A-11, Medellín
Its fusion cuisine attracts diners looking for something different. It is said that the chef of this restaurant prepares a generous laing, well-cooked monkfishes and a tasty pork. Listen to live music in the evenings and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere.
Mondongo Cl 10 #38 – 38, Medellín
Mondongo’s is probably the most famous restaurant in Medellin. Countless celebrities from Colombia as well as international celebrities have visited one of the two branches, to devour their famous Mondongo soup. Mondongo is a typical soup from the Antioquia region and is a flavorful soup made with beef tripe. Every day, both places are completely packed with hungry Colombians and a handful of foreigners. Especially during lunchtime, you often have to wait in line to get a table. Don’t worry though, both restaurants are so well-organized that you will sit at a table within ten minutes and food is served faster than you can possibly think.
Chef Burger Cl 10 #34-43 Poblado, Provenza, Medellín
Chef Burger is one of the best places in Medellin to eat when it comes to juicy patties and classic, yet awesome toppings. With sixteen locations in Medellin and nine in Bogota, Cali and Barranquilla combined, we can fairly say that Chef Burger is a successful burger company in Colombia. Go to the branch in Provenza and see for yourself how popular this place is as it’s always packed with hungry, loyal customers.