Cartagena and Medellín
One of Colombia’s most renowned chefs, Carmen Angel, has two namesake restaurants in Medellín and Cartagena. The modern interiors provide an elegant setting, adorned with tropical foliage, and showcases fresh Colombian ingredients. The menu features exquisite dishes like Pacific coast-sourced ceviche and beef tenderloin with Andean potato gratin.
Think you know Colombian food? Think again. The humble corn arepa, dozens of potato varieties, Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, and biodiversity that spans multiple biomes and altitudes are all core contributors to Colombia’s ever-inspiring food scene. Too long overlooked and undermined, Colombia is now showing the world its power as a culturally and gastronomically rich and diverse country. There’s no doubt that eating well is on the cards for anyone traveling here.
To help navigate the country's hottest food spots, we’ve rounded up the very best restaurants in Colombia, with options ranging from the Caribbean coastline right up to the 2,640m altitude of its capital, Bogotá.