Authenticity never goes out of style, and Medellin’s Juana la Cubana is about as authentic as it gets short of sitting in a restaurant in Old Havana. It’s a great fit here in Barrio Jardines, a traditional neighborhood in Envigado where tastes lean towards classic elements like a simple bottle of rum and the son variety of salsa.The restaurant’s young [...]
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. Since opening their doors two years ago, Verdeo has won the reputation as being one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Medellin. Last week they opened up their beautiful new 2-story location two blocks above Parque Lleras in the Provenca sector of Poblado. The old location is now closed and they are now open everyday, excluding Mondays, at Carrera 35 #8a [...]
Mondogo, Ajiaco, and Cazuelita: common soup staples for any Colombian, and must-try traditional dishes for any visitor. Itas sticks to these traditional Colombian soups, and these alone. Let’s review: there’s Mondongo, a hearty soup made with slow-cooked diced tripe (the cleaned stomach of a cow) and a half-dozen vegetables; Ajiaco, a savory soup with chicken, large chunks of corn on [...]
It’s rare to find a restaurant that is perfect for any occasion. Out with friends? Family dinner? First date? Bou can do it all, and they do it in a warm atmosphere that feels like one big dinner party. It’s all about tapas here, the famous Spanish phenomenon whereby a variety of smaller plates is served with copious amounts of [...]
We recently checked out a little spot up in the hills of El Retiro called La Vecindad that is part of a larger gastronomical movement in Colombia. Check out the video, and the full story here. Photography: Carlos “Radheyo” Andres.
. After a group of four adventurous Colombian friends traveled around South America they came back to Medellin with the inspiration of foods and flavors from across the continent. It was in Brazil where they came across local delicacies served in cones, yes cones, and thus came the idea for Konico, located in upper Poblado. Like wraps, but served vertical, Konico offers international cuisine in [...]
Yes, there is a fine dining experience in Poblado without the mobs, foot traffic, and neon of the Parque Lleras epicenter. Founder Juan Manuel Barrientos’s second restaurant, Blanco del Cielo (The white of the sky) has won numerous national awards for the creativity and quality of his unique dishes. In comparison to his other restaurant “El Cielo” the “Blanco del [...]