Dining Out in Medellin

Let’s talk food! I love to eat my way around a new locale. When we didn’t cook up our own meals at the apartment, we tried the nearby eateries.

So, let’s start off with some Colombian fare…

Mondongos

We got way more than we bargained for here. The portions are huge and the food, delicious. I ordered the mixed sampler, which includes a bowl of mondongo, a rice plate with ground beef and back fat, plus a plethora of sides. He ordered the grilled chicken platter. This is some of my favorite foods, so I was happily digging in. I must say, I loved the mondongo soup! There was just so much food than I had to take the rest back.

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Mykonos

Well, if there’s one thing I’ve noticed about the El Poblado neighborhood, is the variety of cuisines offered. Coming off my trip to Greece, I figured, why not? The service was great, and the place was decorated to look like Mykonos. For a second, I felt transported. I ordered the lamb gyro and he, the moussaka. For the starter, I was super excited to see they had octopus! So, naturally, that was ordered.

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Peru Mix

This has to be my favorite place! First, because ceviche. Second, the lomo saltado. Oh, and that mango shake. Yes, please! I don’t think I’ve ever went to a Peruvian eatery, and I didn’t realize the Chinese influences in the food. The new and familiar tastes was amazing and delicious. A lomo saltado is a stir-fry dish with beef and rice. We both ordered it and loved it. He also had the Yuca Balls with Cheese to start. This place has me curious about Peruvian Chinese cuisine. Give me moar!

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Overall, I’m so happy there’s so many places to try in the neighborhood. All within walking distance of one another, too! I wish I had more time to try more places, they have great Thai and Sushi spots. Perhaps, next time?