The day I arrived in Salento it was a Public Holiday and there had been many visitors in the town. Around the plaza there were a lot of food stalls where you could eat trout. Trout is a speciality in Salento and the fish comes from the nearby rivers. The food stalls around the plaza were not there the next day, but you can eat trout probably in every restaurant in town.
I had trout with shrimps. It was served with a big and very thin fried platano. I also bought a bottle of water. For those things I paid 15 000 pesos (July 2008).
At the weekend, food stalls are set up around the main square, all serving pretty much the same thing! Trout and trout.
Favorite Dish: It's all trout served on a patacon with rice, but a variety of sauces mean you could eat this for a week and it's different each time.
On weekends in Salento the main plaza is transformed into a night market with make-shift restaurants. Most serve variations of rainbow trout. For a few dollars you can have a fantastic trout meal. Even during the week there are a number of restaurants throughout the town that specialize in preparing trout.
Favorite Dish: Trout