Eating Out in MedellinEdit This
Apart from exciting sightseeing destinations, the 'City of Eternal Spring’ offers an abundant number of Medellin restaurants with cuisine from all over the world to give you gustatory pleasure. From a chain of American restaurants to quintessential Colombian delicacies, you will find here everything that your heart craves for.
When in Medellin, you should try some of the typical Colombian specialties like Empanadas, Sancocho, arepas, bunuelos and paisas. Bandeja Paisa is a traditional meal of Medellin which includes beans, rice, pork rinds, fried egg, arepa, chorizo and plantains. Since it is a very heavy dish, you might not eat it all by yourself. Sancocho is a thick chicken soup served with chicken, vegetables or salad. Another kind of chicken soup Ajiaco is cooked with different kinds of potatoes and vegetables and served with rice, corn, milk cream and avocado. Many restaurants prepare soup with seafood and coconut milk which is sublime in taste. A typical breakfast in Medellin is comprised of arepas made with cheese and served with butter, coffee or hot chocolate. Undoubtedly, the local delicacies will leave you licking your hands.
Medellin has a variety of restaurants from seafood to Chinese, from Japanese sushi or American pizza to local dishes like arepa. Restaurants like Asia, In China and Zhang serve delectable Chinese cuisines. These restaurants offer soup, salad, beef, pork, seafood, duck, chicken and vegetable dishes. On the other hand, Mondongos, El Ranchon, San Carbon and Las Palmitas have expertise in local delicacy like paisas. There is a handful of other restaurants offering Italian, Japanese and American dishes. Some of Medellin’s well-known restaurants are HatoViejo, Herbario, Casa Molina, Mystique and Al Patio. Seafood in Medellin is relatively costly as Medellin is not a coastal town but seafood dishes including squid, shrimp tempura, tuna albacore, mackerel and flying fish that are prepared in restaurants are simply mouthwatering.
While staying in Medellin, you must not miss out on the exotic range of flavorsome fruits of Colombia. Fruits like maracuyá, tomate de árbol, lulo, zapote, granadilla, borojó, magostinos, mamoncillo, uchuva, feijoa, mamey, cherimoya, kiwis, pacae, guanabana and tamarindo are so juicy and succulent that you will long for more. Plaza La Mayorista in Medellin has a market called Las Malvinas where the freshest of fruits and vegetables are sold at cheap prices. You need to get into a metro and get off at Ayura stop and walk about 1 km to reach this market.