There is no shortage of good eats in Guatapé, centered mainly around the plaza. The lake is very pictures and there are some neat little restaurants on the malecón. While taking a tour of the town I asked a local woman if she could recommend any particular. She mentioned Asados Mi Casita which seemed to have fame for the good food and service. And I was not disappointed with the choice.
Asados Mi Casita is located right opposite the lake with the view of the water and the boats. Their speciality is trucha (trout). But if you are really very hungry, try the bandeja paisa, a typical Colombian dish, very popular in the Paisa region.
The restaurant is open daily from 7:00am to 9:00pm.
Favorite Dish: A trip to Guatapé wouldn't be complete without sampling the local speciality, fresh lake trout served in your choice of many delicious preparations. After a long consideration, and with the waiter's suggestion, I opted for trucha a la marinera. It was prepared in a sauce with shrimp, squid and octopus, and served with rice, salad, white arepa and a toasted toast. The trout was nicely soft, sweet and most delicious. Together with a glass of orange juice the bill came to 18.000 COP (December 2009). In fact, this was one of the most expensive dishes on the menu, but quite affordable for European standards.
Address: Calle 32 No. 26-27
Directions: right on the lake's shore
Phone: +57 4 861 0464
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