Colombia is Cheesy!

Colombians love cheese more than the Swiss! They put cheese in foods you couldn’t imagine putting cheese in! Cheese is both for the main course AND desserts! Let’s look at some cheesy options… Ham and cheese baked inside a croissant This can […]

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Restaurant Review: Cuernavaca

As lovers of authentic Mexican food, we were eager to try Cuernavaca’s new location, a two story restaurant at one corner of the Parque de Envigado. It was packed all during the local festival which boded well, or so we thought… Cuernavaca’s […]

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Salpicón or Fruit Salad?

Salpicón is extremely popular in Colombia and there are restaurants specializing in it. It’s tropical fruit in a cup, usually topped with…you guessed it cheese! But don’t call it “ensalada de frutas” (fruit salad) as you’ll get admonished! Why is it not […]

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Restaurant Review: Otraparte

El Café de Otraparte in Envigado, Antioquia is a long time famous place for locals, and it turns out the excellent food is part of the attraction! Otraparte, a vast garden patio restaurant, is behind and part of the Casa Museo Otraparte, […]

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Restaurant Review: Chef Burger

We’d never even thought of going to a Chef Burger franchise, but our party of 5 was not inclined to wait in line for up to an hour elsewhere at Premium Plaza in Medellín on a Saturday afternoon, and Burger Chef had […]

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Restaurant Review: Emiliano La Taquería

If you’ve ever had authentic Mexican food, you know what to look for, and in Medellín you’ll find it at one of the Emiliano La Taquería locations We visited the new location at the Viva Envigado shopping center. Even the simple decoration […]

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Restaurant Review: Clap Burgers

There are many, maybe too many, restaurants in Colombia that specialize in hamburgers. Clap Burgers is a national chain of restaurants and forgetting that the word clap could mean chlamydia in American slang, we gave them a try at their Envigado location… […]

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Restaurant Review: Sabor Llanero

If you like meat, the best here is arguably Llanero-style. Colombia’s llanos, or plains, are on the east side of the Andes, where the cows can grow fat and not muscular from climbing steep hills! Sabor Llanero is the subject of our […]

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National Treasure: Chicharrón

Colombians love chicharrón, or fried pork rind, more than life itself it would seem! It appears in any number of dishes, either as a side or in a stew, and also as a snack food. Chicharrón (sounds like tchee-tchah-RRON) is ubiquitous in […]

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Land of Unlimited Fruit: Part 1

Colombia is a tropical land with a great variety of fruit growing in the wild, in people’s gardens and in farms. Some you may be familiar with, others will be mysterious to you. Let’s look at a few in this first installment […]

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