Medellín: Eating out

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The capital of Antioquia is preparing to host this year’s Flower Festival (August 2-11), a holiday that seduces tourists from every corner of the country and the world with its color and pageantry. Here are some recommendations to help you pamper your palate and enjoy the city to the maximum while you are in Medellín.

 

Mekong

The city of eternal spring is visited by a touch of Thai culture, with a restaurant specializing in different varieties of Thai curry. They’ve got two spaces inside the Click Clack hotel, a restaurant where you can enjoy slow-cooked Angus rib grilled with Thai spices or the Gai Yang, a roasted chicken marinated in sweet chili and orange.

There’s a bar with an outdoor terrace where you can try one of their a la carte cocktails. We recommend their Tonle Thom, prepared with bourbon, cinnamon syrup, pineapple nectar, passion fruit juice and smoked cinnamon.

Medellín, Calle 10B No. 37-29, Hotel Click Clack
(+57) 320 483 0309


Photo credit: Mekong

Cuon

Inspired by the exotic cuisine of Southeast Asia, Cuon brings together flavors from Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan. The motto here is “Eating as a pack”, which is why many of the dishes are designed to sit at the center of the table and be shared.

The signature dish of the house is the classic pork ramen, but we’d also recommend their Korean Fried Chicken, with chicken bathed in tangerine and teriyaki sauce, or the Japanese mushroom risotto, with sushi rice, truffle oil and parmesan. You can choose between two spaces: the terrace, which is a little more relaxed, or the living room, with a direct view of the kitchen.

Medellín, Calle 8 No. 43A-29
(+57 4) 589 8309
www.cuonrestaurant.com

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Photo credit: Cuon

Moshi

Moshi Medellín has a menu that specializes in Asian dishes, fused with the best Colombian products and flavors – all served up in a cozy and modern environment. In the chef’s bar, the Omakase tasting menu with sushi, seafood, fish, rice and meat courses is unmissable. And if the festival atmosphere puts you in the mood for a drink, there’s plenty of options on the seasonal cocktail menu, inspired by the capital of Antioquia and, of course, the Flower Festival.

Tip: Right next to Moshi you will find Sushi Bar by Carmen, an experience that offers a 16-course menu of nigiris and classic Japanese dishes, all inspired by Colombian biodiversity.

Medellín, Carrera 36 No. 10A-45
www.moshimedellin.co


Photo credit: Moshi

Click Clack Kitchen

If you are looking for a cozy and environmentally responsible place to eat, Click Clack Kitchen at the new Click Clack hotel in Medellín is for you. More than 90% of the dishes are made from organic products and their ethos of sustainable food shines through in their efforts to use every part of every ingredient.

Treat yourself to their Benedictine eggs or some oatmeal and banana pancakes at nine o’clock at night (thanks to their All Day Brunch!) or enjoy any of the other dishes on the menu where healthy options such as bowls, soups and salads abound.

Medellín, Calle 10B No. 37-29, Hotel Click Clack
www.clickclackhotel.com


Photo credit: Click Clack Kitchen

Don Diablo Medellín

Serving 100% Colombian meat, this premier steakhouse in Medellín is a top destination for meat lovers, plus it has the only space in the country that specializes in dry aging. The taste of these great cuts – rib-eye, flat, t-bone, porterhouse and tenderloin with bone – is sure to seduce you. It’s an elegant and exclusive environment, ideal for dinner with friends, family or for a romantic date.

Choose something from the wine list to accompany your meal and finish things off with one of their cocktails – all inspired by classic recipes. If you are looking for an innovative and high quality gastronomic experience, make sure you visit Don Diablo when you pass through the city.

Medellín, Carrera 36 No. 10A-45
www.dondiablo.co

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Photo credit: Don Diablo Medellín