Where to Eat in Pereira: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 16, 2017 Joeann Galban

The vibrancy of Pereira is due in part to its large population of students, who roam the European-style streets in search of coffee, cheap eats or ways to blow off steam between exams. Explore the nature walks of El Cedral eco-park, then marvel at the exotic creatures you’ll find at both the Zoo Matecaña and the nightclubs of Avenida Simón Bolivar. Pereira is one of the three cities comprising Colombia’s “coffee triangle,” so a perfect cup is never too far away.
Things to do in Pereira

1. La Ruana Pereira

Avenida Circunvalar No. 12-08, Pereira 660003, Colombia Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff Colombian Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +57 6 3250115
Excellent
33%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 154 reviews

La Ruana Pereira

Reviewed By markypao - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We stumbled on this place for Breakfast! The decor was that of an authentic grocery store from the Coffee Region from the early 1900s. The breakfast menu caters to those with "guayabo" (Colombian for hangover) including delicious caldos or soups. The service was attentive. It's a cool place and I imagine that nights are a blast !

2. Lenos y Parrilla

Carrera 12 n 2-78 | Barrio Popular Modelo, Pereira 660002, Colombia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinean Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$94 +57 6 3314676
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 474 reviews

Lenos y Parrilla

Reviewed By geoffturner100 - Middlewich, United Kingdom

The staff were very friendly and helpful The smallest portion on the menu was 400 grams so the waiter said "Share one!" Which we did. Each of us was served half the baby beef on a hot plate. It is one of the best steaks I have eaten. Also, very good value. I believe it is the first time I have had a bottle of wine in a restauarantt at less than the supermarket price. If I lived in th area I wold go at least every two weeks.

3. El Rodizio

KM 3 via Pereira-Armenia, Pereira 660002, Colombia Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Brazilian Lunch, Dinner 313684366
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

El Rodizio

Reviewed By Juan E

This restaurant offers a very nice variety of meats..you can order a rodizio. ..if not so..you can order on the menu....the quality of these restaurant it is just great.....you get for a very good price a really really good food....

4. Ambar

Calle 14 Numero 18-18 | Nueva Acropolis, Pereira, Colombia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +57 3447444
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 229 reviews

Ambar

Reviewed By Pangelmar

Recommended by a couple of friends, we visited this place for lunch as it was open only until 3pm. They open again at night.
The menu has a great variety of options, but just a few for vegetarians.
The place is cozy and the service is very professional and it has free parking.
They have real natural fruit juices.
We ordered burrata and corn soup and salté mushrooms...
All 3 dishes were delicious and served quickly.
We would come again if the opportunity is given.

5. Sayonara

Avenida 30 De Agosto 41 - 84 | Av. Circunvalar Calle 7 # 14 - 43 - C.C. Unicentro Local C - 33- C.C. Victoria Local 304 - C.C. Pereira Plaza Local 238 - Arboleda Local FC9, Pereira 660002, Colombia Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$24 - HK$78 +57 6 3151717
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

Sayonara

If you come to Pereira or to the triangulo del cafe and don´t visit Sayonara...You never Came! Las mejores hamburguesas al carbón de la ciudad, disfruta además ensaladas, perros, postres, malteadas, tortas, y finalmente nuestras deliciosas fresas con crema ¡Te Esperamos!

Reviewed By [email protected] M

Location:
Multiple location all around .
Excellent .
Service :
Great costumer service . Friendly and clean .
Prices :
Very fair prices and excellent quality for the amount of food .
*OVERALL*
If you visiting Colombia and you are craving a good burger for a fair price this is your place to go but not only the burgers are a good choice they have a good selection of fresh juices and delicious side delicious to eat . The "Fresas con leche" a great item to try . ( strawberries)

6. Kilaba

Avda. Circunvalar, Calle 11 No. 12B-27, Pereira, Colombia Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +57 300 2758570
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Kilaba

Reviewed By Danny F - Saint Louis, Missouri

Kilaba is a great little spot made even better by Sameer, the personable and overly charming owner. The space itself is small (maybe 10 tables) and intimate, and the food is very decent. Lovers of middle-eastern cuisine must accept that the flavors here have been tempered a bit to adjust for local tastes (the hummus is thinner and has almost no tahini, the tabulah is more like a pico de gallo with middle eastern spices) but nonetheless the food is tasty and cheap. A full meal plus beverage ran about USD 8.00.
The real star of the show, however, is Sameer. This man lives to be a host and restauranteur. His pure joy in playing host and meeting people shines through. Trust me, come here and dine. It will be a great experience.

7. El Meson Espanol

Carrera 14 25 57 | Los Alamos, Pereira 660004, Colombia Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards International, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$157 +57 6 3215636
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 186 reviews

El Meson Espanol

El Meson Espanol es un restaurante con 25 anos de existencia, basando siempre su gastronomia en los mejores pescados, arroces y mariscos de la cocina espanola. Sus carnes son tratadas tambien con un especial esmero. Ha obtenido asi el aprecio y reconocimiento de una distinguida clientela.Los Vinos estan muy bien escogidos, la seleccion incluye tintos y blancos reconocidos.Situado en el barrio "Los Alamos" es un lugar tranquilo y de facil acceso donde recibimos con amable hospitalidad a los locales y extranjeros que nos visitan en este enclave del Eje Cafetero que es Pereira.

Reviewed By nomadicniko - Pereira, Colombia

We were seated around 9pm. The restaurant was about half full and there were plenty of waiters around. They took our drink order after we were seated but it was another 15 minutes before we saw a menu. Food came out promptly and it was excellent. The seafood paella was perfect and enough for two to share. I'd go back again and hope the service will be better.

8. Aly Torres

Carrera 12 2-62 | Risaralda, Pereira 660002, Colombia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$31 - HK$118 +57 314 7773604
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Aly Torres

Reviewed By hunglow - Prince George, Canada

had a chicken teryaki. came plated beautifully. cooked just right. a little bed of mashed potatoes for the starch with some vegetables. nice to not get the usual rice, potatoe and plantain that is so common in this part of the world. prices were execellent and you left feeling just right not to full and not hungry. gave it one notch down as the service was fairly slow not sure if it was just the night or usual.

9. La Trattoria

Carrera 17bis 21a bis 04 | Barrio Lorena Casas, Pereira 660004, Colombia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +57 6 3459380
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

La Trattoria

Reviewed By Andrew W - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Wonderful menu, very cute, and I can't wait to try the food. But it's been an hour (now 1:30) and we haven't yet been served. Many tables have ordered but only one has been served. One of the waitresses is young and inexperienced. I can see other diners getting furious.
I hoped they would serve us before I finished this review so I could comment on the food. No such luck :-( A restaurant run this badly does not deserve your patronage. The table of 8 is the only table served in 90 minutes!

10. Maria la Mexicana

St 10, 15-14, Pereira, Colombia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +57 6 3343034
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Maria la Mexicana

Reviewed By hunglow - Prince George, Canada

excellent food. just off the main strip. cute little place decorated in lots of color like Mexico. friendly polite staff. prices were god. excellent tortillas and dips that they give you. only complaint is they should provide more than two tortillas for the fajitas.

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