Top 10 restaurants in Medellin, Colombia

December 7, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Once infamous for dangerous gangs and drug activity, Medellin has been transformed. It’s now a vibrant destination for travelers seeking a culturally rich vacation. Medellin rises proudly from the belly of the Aburrá Valley, and its natural beauty makes a perfect setting for hiking, zip lining and horseback riding. Travel through lush jungle to Piedra de Penol, then climb the 740 steps to the top—a journey within a journey that rewards you with unforgettable views.
Things to do in Medellin

1. La Provincia

Carrera 42 3s 81 | Centro Empresarial Milla de Oro, Medellin 050022, Colombia Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi French, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$785 +57 4 3220192
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 859 reviews

La Provincia

23 years after having opened our doors to the city of Medellin, we moved to a new space in the Golden Mile Business Center Dress Code Formal

Reviewed By Francine C - Montreal, Canada

In a beautiful contemporary restaurant, we spent a ver gourmet but simple evening,with professionel and attentive personnel , happy to serveyou very well, with the best standards! ………and the food is fresh and creaive,,,but not toomuch...

2. Toscano

Calle 8a # 34-20 | Poblado - Provenza, Medellin 050021, Colombia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +57 3113094
Excellent
83%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Toscano

Reviewed By JohnnySilva - Mexico

Small but friendly Italian restaurant with great food and superb service. The onwe is taking care of business and makes you feel at home. Portobello with blue cheese was very good!!!

3. Turban Kabab House

Calle 10d # 37-42 | Poblado, Medellin 050021, Colombia Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi Fast Food, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +57 4 4481148
Excellent
78%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Turban Kabab House

Reviewed By Michael P

This place serves the best doner kebabs in Colombia, and probably South America. The friendly owner is from Turkey and he made a big effort to ensure we were satisfied. The food is authentic and delicious, the prices excellent and the service outstanding.

4. Oci.Mde

Carrera 33 No. 7-21, Medellin 050030, Colombia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi South American, Colombian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$157 - HK$314 +57 4488203
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 564 reviews

Oci.Mde

Based on the concept of meal sharing, the restaurant allows its clients to try different preparations, its plates, served at the center of the table, are elaborated with excellent quality products: freshly caught fish from the Pacific Ocean; spices from Colombia and Asia; herbs, flowers and organic ingredients, etc. Long cooking times are one of the specialties of the house such as short ribs -12 hours braised- in lemon and chili caramel sauce and pork shank glazed in balsamic and orange with creamy mash potato.

Reviewed By Truebrit57 - Buckinghamshire

This is a trendy restaurant with good food and excellent staff. Located in an area frequented by "foreigners" - menu therefore designed for the traveller/ tourist palette but also popular with local people.
Some delightful meals for vegetarians and our Columbian friend had beef which he thoroughly enjoyed. Good menu selection makes it possible to spend little or loads but it's all good.
Highly professional servers, we didn't book ahead so waited 30 minutes having drinks at the bar before a table became available.
Recommend this restaurant highly.

5. La Pampa Parrilla Argentina

Carrera 33 8 11 | El Poblado-Barrio Provenza, Medellin 050021, Colombia Valet Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Latin, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$78 - HK$235 +57 4 3115993
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

La Pampa Parrilla Argentina

Argentinian Steak House

Reviewed By Petitjc - Toronto, Canada

Amazing Argentinian steakhouse with quite an extensive menu.
I ordered the beef tenderloin and was surprised at how big of a serving size it was. My partner ordered the T-Bone and also loved it. Cooked perfectly, I have nothing to complain about here.
Service was great as well - Shout out to Ryan our server who helped make the dining experience great.
Food came out quickly which was quite a surprise considering I noticed that most Colombian restaurants take very long in terms of delivering food.
Moderately priced for steak (I'd pay probably double or triple back in North America for what we got) so if you love steak give it a shot!

6. Cambria Cafe Resto

Carrera 43 East Number 12-16 | Barrio Manila, Medellin 000000, Colombia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$24 - HK$94 +57 4 3521970
Excellent
79%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Cambria Cafe Resto

Reviewed By Ashley T

I think this is the best cafe in Medellin. The staff are fantastic. They really know how to look after people and take interest in you! Thanks guys
The coffee is awesome and the cakes too!
It has a full menu for all the day
I will miss this place as I come here everyday
Well done guys

7. Restaurante Malevo

Calle 11A # 43E-32, Medellin 050021, Colombia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Grill, Wine Bar, Argentinean, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$157 +57 4 5802150
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 382 reviews

Restaurante Malevo

Inviting you to Malevo restaurant is not just an invitation. It means invite you to our home which is far away from Argentina. Each dish and every song played makes me remind me about my grandmother 's cooking, my family's recipes, the mud oven and its secrets. Vanished into the time, the barbecue and its folklore, The porteña diner and the flavor of our history. We are willing to share with you all of these features and additionally, a combination of sorrow and happiness present in the fire which lights our hearts and open our doors.

Reviewed By jodes1989 - London, United Kingdom

The positives:
- Quaint, homely setting.
- Reasonably priced cuts in comparison to Europe, but a shame about the quality.
The negatives:
- Terribly slow service. We arrived before 9pm; it was midweek and the restaurant was not especially busy. We didn’t receive our food until gone 10pm, and then the order was wrong.
- We chose imported cuts on the advice of the waiter and our expectations were fairly high. The short rib was tasty but very little meat on it. On the other hand, the rump was huge, but lacked flavour. Perhaps the cheaper local cuts would have been better value, but our choices certainly didn’t live up to expectations and were not a patch on some steaks we’ve had back home.

8. Kabuki Cocina Peruana Y Japonesa

Carrera 33 8 a-37 | Barrio Provenza Sector Poblado, Medellin 050021, Colombia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Peruvian, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$16 +57 4 3116152
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 465 reviews

Kabuki Cocina Peruana Y Japonesa

The best Sushi, Ramen and Teppanyaki in town!! The traditional japanese food and great restaurant.

Reviewed By Flaguy50 - Florida

I read the reviews on trip advisor and decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed.
The service was excellent, the restaurant has a very nice ambiance and the food was very good. I had a basic dish of chicken and beef with rice. I went with two friends their food looked very good and they said it was good.
I would certainly go back and try something different to give a better description of the food quality but for what I got, I liked.

9. Restaurante Barcal

Calle 44a 7d 43A-70 | Barrio El Poblado, Sector Astorga, Diagonal a la Torre Almagran, Medellin 050020, Colombia Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +57 4 2688714
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 478 reviews

Restaurante Barcal

Barcal is a modern restaurant whose purpose is to awaken new sensations. It focuses on contemporary cuisine by employing cutting-edge techniques while staying true to traditional culinary concepts. Its commitment to culinary excellence and the top-notch quality of the ingredients used, enable Barcal to offer dishes where every component reaches its maximum expression. We set forth all of our passion in order to provide an unforgettable experience every time you visit us. We hope you enjoy yourself.

Reviewed By dukettes - Austin, Texas

Full disclosure - I'm not historically a fan of either small plate or fixed menu places and this had both BUT I left with a new attitude. The whole experience was wonderful and we left satisfied but not stuffed. We arrived at their normal 7pm opening time and were told (politely!) that they were opening late today because they were debuting a new menu and would be training the staff etc. We went somewhere for a drink and then returned at 8. We sat outside on a wonderful courtyard patio with a view in the kitchen window. Each course (of 10 or so) was delivered and explained simply but carefully - all were predominately native Colombian ingredients served in interesting ways. Our bill was on the high end, cost-wise, by Medellin standards (although not at all by US standards), but part of that was because we were enjoying the evening so much we had two bottles of wine. Regardless, it was WELL worth it! Service was EXTREMELY good.

10. Alambique

Carrera 41aa 18bs # 10-6, Medellin 050022, Colombia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Latin, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner 3113714
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 239 reviews

Alambique

Reviewed By Alia J - Bogota, Colombia

As I was looking for a restaurant near our hotel, my daughter grabbed my phone and happened to press on this restaurant. As she was flipping through the photos, she was saying "I want this, and this, and this". I looked at the photos and they looked delicious!
We walked and could not find the restaurant anywhere! We asked at a place near by and they showed us the door (with no sign) with a flight of stairs. My husband went up to scout the location and told us all to come up and check it out. We went up, and the decor is super eclectic! We decided to give this place a try and WOW we were not disappointed!
We ordered the chicharrón, the calentado, the buñuelos, aguacate stuffed beef, and the carimañola. Every dish was amazing! We ordered all this for 5 people (4 adults and a toddler that has a refined palate and eats a lot). A lot of food for all of us but worth it to try everything.
If going later on at night I would suggest making a reservation since we almost didn't get a table because of them. (We arrived at 6pm and left around 7pm).
Highly highly recommended especially if you get tired of typical dishes constantly.

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