Places to eat in Colombia

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    PALMITAS-Lounge deck area, WHAT A VIEW.: Great View of Medellin from the Lounge area.

    by sfphototraveller Updated Oct 30, 2007

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    I had the Churrasco steak. It came with pototoe, avocado,rice,chicharron=fried pork skin.

    Price 21,000mil=$ 11 .

    The Lounge area has plastic seats and plastic tables at the edge for the view of Medellin.
    There is also other seating covered with a wooden table.

    There is also a Palmitas disco which I did not go and a covered area where the food is cooked and brought out onto the deck in which I was sitting at viewing the nice view of Medellin.

    The Lounge deck area of Palmitas The view from Palmitas resturante Another pic of the View from the Lounge deck area Another view pic from the Lounge deck area
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    San Carbon Parrila: Great Steak house-SAN CARBON PARRILA

    by sfphototraveller Updated Oct 30, 2007

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    San Carbon is a great place to eat its a open style restaurant. Large stock of wine and drinks in the trendy upscale area of Parque LLeras area of Restaurants for daytime office workers to the party goers at night. Excellent service. One person did speak some english during the Lunch time when I was here since my spanglish isnt that good.

    I visit this Steak house 3 time ordering the STERLING steak Medium.

    It was good.

    Favorite Dish: I had the Sterling Steak 26.500 Pesos.

    A great steak, thick juicy.

    I had it for dinner last night and came back for lunch the next day.

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    Lenos & Carbon: Great steak for food court place in Oviedo Mall

    by sfphototraveller Written Oct 25, 2007

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    For a place in a shopping mall food court the steaks are great.

    Favorite Dish: I have eaten here around 5 times for lunch.
    I had the Baby Beef, Baby beef black angus cut, Beet chorizo black angus cut.
    Price $ 11 Thats with a coke, fried Bannana,small salad,fries.
    And the steak is a fairly large size portoin for the price.

    There are other steak places next door in the mall with lower prices.

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    MEDELLIN: SALON MALAGA: NOSTALGIC TANGO

    by swesn Written Oct 21, 2007

    Carlos Gardel, the famous Argentine tango singer, died in a plane crash here in Medellin.

    As a result, somehow, as fans mourned his death, tango music took off here, making Medellin a mini-Buenos Aires.

    Salon Malaga is an absolutely delightful find. It is lined with jukeboxes and pictures of faded artistes and musicians. The tables and chairs are all old-style. Locals gather here for drinks and the nostalgic melodies of oldies and tangos.

    I highly recommend visiting it.

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    NORTH COAST: JUICE SELLERS

    by swesn Written Oct 21, 2007

    I noticed quite a huge number of juice stalls by the roads and plazas. These heaven-sent street vendors set up tables and have blenders ready for your order to quench your thirst in this hot humid Caribbean weather.

    Well, one thing is... I notice that people here use a lot of ice in their drinks.

    I am sure many travellers have read about warnings on taking ice or water of unknown sources in their drinks

    But to fuss about water and ice, is like to forget about ever having a drink here.

    As the weather is so hot, many drink sellers sell lovely iced lemonade along the streets. Vendors even climb on board the local buses with plastic cups and a jug of cool, icy orange-juice.

    Just trust, I supposed.

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    AGUA DE PANELA

    by swesn Written Oct 20, 2007

    Panela is unrefined brown sugar from sugarcane.

    Dissolved in water, they form a brown sweet drink. It seems to be a typical drink of Colombia and I am not sure if it is usually served warm or cold.

    But as I had it up in La Calera hill in midnight (freezing cold), I appreciate the very very warm drink indeed.

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    SALPICON

    by swesn Written Oct 20, 2007

    Colombiana is a popular creme soda with a distinctive orange color.

    Salpicon is chopped fruits mixed with this soda. It is served along with meals as a dessert or is ladled into a plastic container and taken away as a refreshing snack.

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    COLOMBIAN COFFEE

    by swesn Written Oct 20, 2007

    Colombia is also world renowned for its excellent coffee, and it is considered to have flavour of its own, quite unlike any other type.

    My attempt to buy Colombian coffee in the supermarket was however met with some disapprovals from my Bogotan friends. They claim that the BEST Colombian coffee are exported. So, what I just bought from the supermarket were the second-grade ones.

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    EXECUTIVE LUNCH / COMIDA CORRIENTES

    by swesn Written Oct 18, 2007

    In Colombia, one can generally find very cheap meals. They are called Comida Corrientes or Menu Ejecutivo, much like Plate of the Day.

    Here, for around 3000 to 4500 pesos, you get soup, a plate with rice, beans, salad, meat and fried banana and a drink. Much, much, much cheaper than food in Venezuela. But they are normally not such great food. Still, they filled my tummies.

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  • Agadon Bar-Burger: This is what i call a BURGER !!!

    by tomersbox Updated Aug 30, 2006

    well . I´ve been all over south america , business and traveling . I love burgers and this place was my number one place in south america .
    the burgers are great , they do them 100% aged serllion , there was some great salads as well for my vegi girl friend so both of us got out with a smile . the place is small and well designed , great energy , do not miss !!! (did i say i love burgers ? )
    just infront of Hotel Sofitel Bogota . (make a reservation , when i got there i had to wait to enter )

    Favorite Dish: burger burger !!!

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    Dont eat the Cuy

    by geolan Written Feb 13, 2006

    In some south american countries there is a entree called Cuy. This is guinea pig. Like in the states we eat a lot of food one would consider weird. But if you arent into rodents stay away from it. Also they serve beef lung. I cannot remember the name of the dish. FLip side of the coin definitely eat the plantains(plantanos) look like a banana and taste similar to a potato. Also enjoy the many tropical fruits only found in this region. I recommend Lulo Juice. It reminds your pallate of kiwi almost but not quite. But it is very thirst quenching and delicious like the rest of the juices. Also try an entree called tamal. Not to be confused with tamales. SImilar but not quite. Very appetizing.

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    Crepes and Waffles: Best salads in town

    by sanguin Written May 23, 2005

    Crepes and Waffles sounds American, but is a truly Colombian restaurant. They've got restaurants now in Bogotá, Medellín, Cali and, as far as I know, other Latin American countries, too.
    Well, of course, they've got crepes and waffles (excellent), but what I like even more is their salads!
    They only use locally-produced food and have a good social plan, too. Great place to eat!

    Favorite Dish: Ensalada Florencia

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    Wok: You Must Eat at Wok

    by ukmagicman Written Mar 13, 2005

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    This was the best asian restaurant I have been to in the world and is so cheap. They have so much on the menu and the food is delicious... we ate far too much here as we wanted to sample everything

    Favorite Dish: The tempura is amazing as well is the sushi

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    Any cafe: Jugos naturales

    by AndreSTGT Updated Jul 11, 2003

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    Wherever you are, wandering through the streets of Cartagena, or anywhere else, you will come across the sign "jugos naturales", freshly squeezed fruit juice, made from fruits you have probably never of.
    And they are divine!! 1500Pesos (75c) buy you a palatal orgasm.

    Cartagena
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    The streets: The local cuisine

    by Lodestar Updated Jun 9, 2003

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    The best and cheapest way to eat in colombia, is on the streets. It is also an excellent way to get to know the real local cusine. The numerous street-vendors you can see in all of the cities around the country offer extreamly tasty and cheap food. Besides street-vendors there are numerous small "restaurants" especially in the centros (the south parts of the city), which might at first sight seem rather dirty and weird, but they are really cheap and the food will by no means kill you or make you sick.

    Favorite Dish: Some of the foods that are sold on the streets - bolis (icecreams made of frozen juices), arepas (corn-flour bread filled with cheese or eggs), carne asado (fried meat), platanos (different kinds of fried bananas), perro caliente (colombian hot dogs), enoumerous fruit juices with water or milk(my own favourite is maracuya), fruits (mango, pineapple, papaya, mamons etc), "meat on the stick" (bbq meat accompanied by potatoes), soups such as ajiaco (with meat, corn, potatoes, yucca), sweets (arequipe is my favourite, also tons of stuff from coconuts), coconuts + milk, etc, etc.
    Besides these most regions also have their own typical foods that you might want to try (like bandeja paisa in Medellin).

    A bowl of ajiaco - quite tasty actually
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