The best restaurants in Medellin: discover the most delicious options

The Colombian flavors are conquering the world. Every day is common to hear that Colombian chefs won international prizes.  Medellin is famous not only for its soaring peaks and for being the “stronghold” of Pablo Escobar, the second largest city of Colombia, is one of the best metropolises of the country. Delicious food scene, Medellin offers fabulous restaurants that no one can skip while spending holidays in the country. Take a look at our fabulous selection of restaurants in Medellin.

The best restaurants in Medellin: discover the most delicious options.

La Provincia

The modern and elegant atmosphere, attached to delicious food and fabulous service, those are the main characteristics of this fabulous restaurant in Medellin. The specialty of the restaurant is the Mediterranean cuisine with an oriental touch. Each dish is made with fresh ingredients with the best quality and all of them are served in a very creative way, reason why this restaurant always ranks at the top of any list of the best restaurants in Medellin.

Mondongo’s

Mondongo’s is one of the most beloved restaurants in Medellin since its doors opened in 1976. The owners named this restaurant after one of the best “Paisa Dishes”: The Mondongo. Make sure you are hungry when visiting this restaurant, also forget about everything you think you know about Colombian food. The success of this restaurant is the quality of its dishes and its proposals: typical Colombian food with fresh ingredients. Undoubtedly, Mondongo’s is one of the best restaurants in Medellin.

El Cielo

This restaurant opened its doors in 2006 very close to the famous park of the city, the Park Lleras. Since that day, this restaurant rapidly became a reference in the city, a beloved restaurant by both locals and holiday makers. The restaurant boasts a rustic design, which pays tribute the traditional homes of the “Paisas”.

The main decorative elements are leather and wood. Another remarkable characteristic of the restaurant is that they just use organic products from small farms, as the owner appeal to the fair trade. In addition to its “heavenly food”, the restaurant offers a large list for “Boutique Wines” from the best wineries. Please note, this restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in Medellin if you want to enjoy its delicious proposal you need to book a table prior your arrival.

Here our list with a delicious proposal! If you are planning to visit this beautiful city don’t miss the opportunity to try any of these restaurants. Tell us what you think about our selection of the Best Restaurants in Medellin. Have you ever been to any of them? Would you like to add any other restaurant? Comment!

The Colombian Coffee Axis: Tourism and what to visit

Colombian Coffee Axis is one of the most visited tourist areas of Colombia and certainly a must if you are visiting Colombia, the coffee country par excellence. Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee in the world after Brazil. Thanks to an aggressive marketing strategy of the Colombian National Coffee Growers Federation has succeeded in positioning the Colombian coffee as the best coffee in the world.

The Coffee Industry it’s a very important activity in the development of the Colombian economy and in the well-being of its inhabitants, almost 600,000 families live on this crop in Colombia. The centennial coffee tradition has become one of the symbols of the country.

The Colombian Coffee is so important that in 2011 UNESCO declared the Cultural Landscape Cafetero Patrimony of Humanity. Are you planning to visit Colombia? Do you want to discover the secrets of the best coffee in the world? If so, don’t miss this post and discover the Colombian Coffee Axis.

The Colombian Coffee Axis

Where to find the Colombian Coffee Axis or Coffee Triangle?

Practical information: How to get there and how to get around the Colombian Coffee Axis

Boasting a fabulous location, in the central western region of the Colombian Andes, the Coffee Eje, also known as Coffee Triangle because, it occupies part of the departments of Valle del Cauca, Antioquía and Tolima. It’s made up mainly of three departments: Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío, whose capitals are respectively Manizales, Pereira and Armenia.

These three cities are the major centres of the coffee axis; they represent the gateways to the main tourist attractions in the area, thanks to its airports and large transport terminals. If you want to reach the coffee axis, you will have to pass through at least one of them.

Practical information: How to get there and how to get around the Colombian Coffee Axis

The access points to the Colombian coffee triangle are the cities of Armenia, Pereira and Manizales with their airports and transportation terminals. From the latter, the Colombian buses will take you to almost any place. It’s the good thing about transportation in Colombia: there is always a bus that is “about to leave”.

Tourism in the Colombian Coffee Axis: Activities, Landscapes, Routes, Plans and Experiences

In the coffee area, you can find coffee plantations, museums, natural parks and amusement parks or places to practice adventure sports (climbing, rafting, canopy, and kayak). The latter, as well as horseback riding, can be performed in many parts of the area. It’s not necessary to hire an all-inclusive trip, neither a package nor a tour, it is possible to move on your own knowing the different tourist plans and routes that the area offers. In short, travelling the Colombian Coffee Axis is easy if you know what to do.

How to organise a route to the places to visit in the Colombian Coffee Axis

If you want to organise your own route or tour through the Colombian Coffee Axis by yourself, you need to have to know how many days you can spend in the area, what your interests are and which will be your entry point. We have selected 3 routes; you choose which one suits better your travel needs.

Quindío

Quindío is probably the most touristic region of the coffee-growing area, where you will find the greatest number of attractions and coffee plantations.

Hacienda Combia: A few kilometres from the centre of Calarcá, near Armenia, is located the Hacienda Combia, a coffee hacienda with more than 125 years of history. Founded in 1887 by a pioneer of the colonisation of Quindío, Don Manuel Sabogal, it is still a family coffee company owned by its descendants. Today it’s possible to spend a night in this place full of history and surrounded by coffee plantations.

The Combia Inspiration experience, for us probably the best experience in the Colombian coffee zone. It’s not a simple tour of the coffee plantations and a coffee tasting, but a true journey through the senses to understand what is behind a delicious cup of Colombian coffee.

Pereira

Hacienda San Jose: One of the oldest in the area (dating back to 1888) and probably the best in the Colombian Coffee Axis. It’s not a coffee plantation itself (it does not have coffee plantations) but it has an agreement with another Hacienda (San Alberto) to carry out if you will, a tour of the interactive coffee process.

Armenia

Finca Hotel El Bosque del Samán: Milking a cow, sliding on a zip line over coffee plantations, taking a tour of the plantations and learning more about the coffee process. On Finca Hotel El Bosque you can enjoy fabulous activities during your trip.