Currently Medellin is a city with a growing genre of restaurants starting from traditional cuisine serving local delicacies and a wide array of restaurants from all over. If you walk through Medellin’s zona rosa better known as Parque Lleras, you will find some of the most popular restaurants in town. From traditional Colombian cuisine to rapidly growing Peruvian dining, to the always popular Mexican fast food joint, a barrage of restaurants from all over the world are introducing their tendencies and culinary experiences to the very eager ‘Paisas’ as well as worldwide travelers.
The best restaurants in Medellin may be updated daily by websites such as trip advisor but we rank our best restaurants by innovation, creativity and of course, taste. We encourage all of our clients to find their favorite eating establishment but the following list is Medellin Group’s choice of best restaurants in Medellin.
Carmen – Many argue that this is hands down the best restaurant and they may be right. Carmen serves contemporary food with a mix of Asian flavors and run by California natives Robert Pevitts and Carmen Angel. Their varied menu offers delicacies such as Korean tacos, Chicharron Bahn Mí, Pork two-ways cooked sous-vide and a delicious chef’s tasting option paired with wine. Carmen is definitely one of the best restaurants in Medellin but don’t take our word for it, see what everyone is talking about!
El Cielo – The next member of our exclusive best restaurants in Medellin is El Cielo. This small restaurant is located just a block away from Carmen and is owned and operated by Medellin native Juan Manuel Barrientos. El Cielo is a twist on Colombian cuisine using molecular gastronomy to tell the story of the Colombian people. The price is a little steep but it is worth the experience and we can see why it is a worthy nominee.
These two fine dining establishments have managed to stay on top since day one and attract both locals and tourists alike. Here at Medellin Group we appreciate fine dining as much as anyone and we want visitors to see a side of Medellin that most didn’t know it had. Foreigners often have the misconception of a city in a third world country where empanada stands are ubiquitous and rice and beans roam the streets. We want to teach people that there is always something different to try every night of the week and gastronomy from all over the world to be explored in the city of eternal spring.