The Manila neighborhood in El Poblado Medellin is a hotspot for great places to wine and dine. Most of these places offer both lunch and dinner service, so you can grab a bite to eat no matter what your schedule is like. Check out these incredible restaurants, and figure out where your favorite places to eat in Medellin are!

Despite being a Colombian city, there are some delicious places to grab Asian cuisine around Manila. Check out these amazing spots for Asian food in Medellin, whether it’s sushi you’re after or ramen you’d like to chomp on!

Halong Vietnamita

19,000 COP – 32,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Boho
  • What to Try: The Halong tea to drink paired with a bowl of Pho. If you want something on the lighter side, their shrimp banh mi is also a great pick.
  • Pro Tips: The entire space is a private botanical garden. Make sure to stroll around the area after your meal to check it out!

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Sushi Gama

19,900 COP – 69,900 COP

  • The Vibe: Casual
  • What to Try: The plantain roll is absolutely delicious. Pair it with a cup of sake or opt for one of 20Mission’s delicious beers.
  • Pro Tips: The place is really popular, and so the wait for the food can be a while. Order a drink or two while you wait for the food to come out, you won’t be disappointed.

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Tamagotchi Ramen Bar

15,000 COP – 33,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Oriental
  • What to Try: Order a bowl of the Tamagotchi Ramen. Pair it with the lychee and ginger lemonade.
  • Pro Tips: Don’t let the outside of the building fool you! Once you enter, the space transports you straight to Japan.

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Want to take a bite out of a tasty Italian meal? Here are the best places to grab some Italian food in Medellin, and especially in the Manila neighborhood.

Pizzería Olivia Manila

12,500 COP – 55,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Romantic
  • What to Try: Order a Hawaiian pizza and ask about their wine pairings. All of them are oven-baked and delicious!
  • Pro Tips: The pizzas come in 32 cm, which is enough for 6 people (or one very hungry person).

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Lorenzza Pizza

12,000 COP – 43,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Industrial
  • What to Try: Order the sangria lemonade and pair it with one of their calzones. They also have delicious pasta!
  • Pro Tips: The space is small but cozy, and is open on the weekends when other spots are closed.

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Pane e Pomodoro Poblado-Manila- Pizzeria 100% italiana

20,500 COP – 35,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Rustic
  • What to Try: Their menu of the day. This features a choice of pasta or pizza paired with a salad.
  • Pro Tips: The meals are on the smaller side, so make for a great light dinner rather than a hearty meal to fill you up.

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If you don’t eat meat and need vegan and vegetarian food in Medellin, check out some of the spots in Manila! There are several places that serve up all-veggie diets for those herbivores staying with us.

Helecho Vegan Sushi

22,000 COP – 24,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Hippie
  • What to Try: Tempura roll and the peanut curry. Both are delicious and you’d never know they were vegetarian!
  • Pro Tips: This is a small spot with tables that only seat two at a time. It’s best for couples or individuals.

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Vegan & Veggie

23,900 COP – 32,900 COP

  • The Vibe: Hippie
  • What to Try: The menu of the day is great. It’s traditional Colombian food with a vegetarian twist! Pair it with one of their kombuchas.
  • Pro Tips: The seating is limited, so don’t plan to go in a big group.

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AMA – Restaurante-Café-Mercado Orgánico-A Granel

15,000 COP – 30,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Country
  • What to Try: The vegan ajiaco followed by the vegan bandeja paisa. It’s a lot of food, but totally worth it.
  • Pro Tips: They have a lovely organic market with great vegan produce and souvenirs. Also, be sure to ask about their downstairs patio. It’s super cozy and private!

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Although Middle Eastern food isn’t as common as some other types of cuisines around Medellin, one of the best Middle Eastern cafés is located in Manila, El Poblado! Take a look at this place, and decide for yourself whether it’s worth its salt.

Restaurante Café Creta

31,500 COP – 35,900 COP

  • The Vibe: Oriental
  • What to Try: The Shish Lahmi Aldaan, a delicious lamb kebab! Pair it with a glass of the house wine and finish off with a slice of Baklava.
  • Pro Tips: They have some great light appetizers and desserts which are excellent for a middday pick-me-up.

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For the Americans staying with us who just want some food that tastes like home, check out these top spots for American food in Medellin. Any of these Manila hotspots make for a great place to get your hands on good old-fashioned comfort food!

Western Wings

10,000 COP – 24,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Sports
  • What to Try: Our favorite wings are the honey mustard. However, if you’re into spicy, try the red devil wings.
  • Pro Tips: This is a great place to watch a sports game. They mostly show soccer games, but you can catch basketball and other games during championships.

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Barbacoa Burguer & Beer Manila

21,900 COP – 39,900 COP

  • The Vibe: Laid-back
  • What to Try: Every year they participate in the Burger Master competition. Ask about this year’s Burger Master meal and give it a shot – it won’t disappoint!
  • Pro Tips: They have several TVs with live sports games. They also have a great selection of beers and outdoor seating, making it an ideal spot to watch a game.

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There’s nothing like a rich, juicy steak for a romantic dinner in Medellin. Whether it’s a date night you’re after or a spot where you can impress your boss, check out these places in Manila to get steak and meat for dinner.

Restaurante Malevo

50,000 COP – 250,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Traditional Argentinian
  • What to Try: Try the wine and meat pairing. This is a great way to experience tons of different Argentinian flavors at once!
  • Pro Tips: The place gets pretty full on weekends, but is relatively empty during the week.

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Tagliata Carne y Pasta

35,900 COP – 54,900 COP

  • The Vibe: Romantic
  • What to Try: Order the Beef medallions with your choice of potatoes and sauteed vegetables. Pair it with a glass of Malbec for a delicious finish.
  • Pro Tips: They offer table decorations if you make a reservation, which is perfect for birthdays and special occasions!

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French cuisine is famous for producing great pastries and romantic dinners. Here are a few of the best places for French food in Medellin, all of which are located in barrio Manila!

Clandestino Restaurante Lounge

36,000 COP – 44,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Speakeasy
  • What to Try: Any of the dishes with the word “Clandestino” in them are great. We recommend the Clandestino pasta paired with a house mojito!
  • Pro Tips: There’s a rooftop bar which is great to check out after your meal. There are also several different zones in the restaurant for you to enjoy dining in.

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Oh La La Bistrot

16,000 COP – 25,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Romantic
  • What to Try: The salmon croquettes are a great appetizer. For the main course, try the cordon bleu or the baked salmon.
  • Pro Tips: This is a cozy spot that’s great for a date. Just be warned that most of the appetizers are raw.

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Love nothing more than chomping down on fresh clams and slurping down boulliabase? If that’s the case, you’ve got to check out some of the seafood restaurants in Medellin. One place we can’t get enough of is located right here in Manila, El Poblado!

Restaurante Frutos del Mar

80,000 COP – 250,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Romantic
  • What to Try: Get the oysters on the half shell to start and lobster for the main course. If you have room, finish off with a flan and a black coffee!
  • Pro Tips: This is a great place to go when you want a fancy night out. They have an extensive wine menu with some great white wines.

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If you’re going to visit Medellin, you’ve got to try some of the typical Colombian food while you’re here. Here are a few traditional Colombian restaurants in Medellin’s Manila.

Herbario Restaurante

35,000 COP – 65,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Modern
  • What to Try: The Caldereta de Mariscos paired with a Biche Enlulado. If you have room, add the Cremoso de gulupa!
  • Pro Tips: The space is huge and makes a great place to host a party, wedding reception, or another event.

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Idilico Restaurante

36,000 COP – 40,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Cozy
  • What to Try: Try the white tempura fish (Pesca Blanca Tempura) with a glass of rosé Malbec. If you’ve got room, finish with the Guanabana y Flor de Jamaica. It’s a delicious merengue with unique ice cream!
  • Pro Tips: Everything on the menu is great, so come hungry! The space is also small, which makes for great intimate dates.

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Mamasita Medallo

37,000 COP – 49,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Tiki bar
  • What to Try: Try the guayaba cocktail and pair it with the Chuzo de Punta Anca. It comes out hot, so be prepared!
  • Pro Tips: They run happy hour drink specials with a long list of cocktails. Make sure to get there around opening time to take advantage!

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Lucho Arepas

11,000 COP – 25,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Street food
  • What to Try: Try the house arepa. It’s stuffed full of all the paisa favorites – beans, chicharrón, rice, and corn.
  • Pro Tips: Great late-night food and super fast as well.

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If you’re not trying to put on the pounds while visiting Medellin, check out these healthy restaurants in Manila. Any of these places give you low-calorie meals that don’t force you to hit the gym while on vacation!

Diverso – Unión de cocinas

6,000 COP – 45,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Boho
  • What to Try: Start with the empanadas and the chicarrón caramelizado. Make sure to order one of their macchiatos – they’re strong and delicious!
  • Pro Tips: There are five different restaurants, each selling something a bit different. Come back a couple of different days or visit at different hours for unique flavors!

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Lavocadería Manila

21,900 COP – 31,900 COP

  • The Vibe: Themed
  • What to Try: Try the avoburger and make sure to taste the avocado lemonade! It sounds odd, but trust us, it’s good.
  • Pro Tips: Go on an empty stomach as the meals are big and there’s so much good food to try you’ll want to eat it all.

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Peru is one of Colombia’s neighbors, and as a result, some of their tasty Peruvian cuisine has migrated to Medellin. So, look for Peruvian meals while staying at the Landmark? Here are a few of the best places to get Peruvian food in Manila, El Poblado!

Tal Cual

14,000 COP – 55,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Cozy
  • What to Try: The octopus carpaccio to start followed by the ribs in tamarind sauce. Plus, you’ve got to get a Pisco Mango Biche, which is a traditional Peruvian alcohol.
  • Pro Tips: It’s better to go earlier in the day as it gets a bit busy at night. They also run a Sunday brunch if you want to have a hearty weekend meal!

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Restaurante peruano Uros

26,000 COP – 30,000 COP

  • The Vibe: Typical
  • What to Try: Try one of their seafood platters. It’s a trio of three different traditional Peruvian platters. Also, pair it with the chicha morada, a traditional Peruvian drink.
  • Pro Tips: During the evenings they sometimes have live music! The music is all Peruvian and Colombian and is a nice way to enjoy some culture.

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