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Esteban’s guidebook

Esteban

Esteban’s guidebook

Our neighborhood favorites
Here, you will find a list of recommended places mainly on the neighborhood but also in other parts of city. It includes cafés, restaurants, bars, parks, museums, tours... We hope you find something interesting for your taste and that you enjoy our city as well we do. Salud Parceros!
Awesome craft beer shop with a cool terrace for sitting outside. Owned by a beautiful Venezuelan family who will provide the best service. Highly recommended!
Punta Arena
35-40 Av. Bolivariana
Awesome craft beer shop with a cool terrace for sitting outside. Owned by a beautiful Venezuelan family who will provide the best service. Highly recommended!
Very nice bar/restaurant owned by a couple (she is Colombian and he is british), where you can sit and enjoy a good beer/cocktail at a nice terrace. You can also have food.
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locals recommend
Barrio Central Café Bar
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locals recommend
Very nice bar/restaurant owned by a couple (she is Colombian and he is british), where you can sit and enjoy a good beer/cocktail at a nice terrace. You can also have food.
Owned by a lovely couple (she is kurdish and he is french). You can find delicious food. Vegetarian options are available. Try their vegetarian Pideh (kurdish empanada!)! For a perfect combo, order food here and sit at Punta Arena for a fresh tap beer!
Peace & Food
#35-36 Cra. 66B
Owned by a lovely couple (she is kurdish and he is french). You can find delicious food. Vegetarian options are available. Try their vegetarian Pideh (kurdish empanada!)! For a perfect combo, order food here and sit at Punta Arena for a fresh tap beer!
Cozy (vegetarian) restaurant with good coffee, pastries and chill music. You can also sit and work.
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locals recommend
Naturalia Café
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locals recommend
Cozy (vegetarian) restaurant with good coffee, pastries and chill music. You can also sit and work.
It's a cafe/art gallery/music venue/bar, in the heart of Medellin Centro. It definitely has a soul of its own, out of the tourist track. Check the agenda as it constantly hosts events.
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locals recommend
La Pascasia
4646 Cra. 42
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locals recommend
It's a cafe/art gallery/music venue/bar, in the heart of Medellin Centro. It definitely has a soul of its own, out of the tourist track. Check the agenda as it constantly hosts events.
One of our old-time favorites. Open since 1957 is one of the oldest most traditional café/bars in El Centro. They usually have live performances, Tango dance lessons. You will find yourself immersed among (usually elderly) locals. Bad service is part of their DNA ;)
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locals recommend
Salón Málaga
45-80 carrera 51
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locals recommend
One of our old-time favorites. Open since 1957 is one of the oldest most traditional café/bars in El Centro. They usually have live performances, Tango dance lessons. You will find yourself immersed among (usually elderly) locals. Bad service is part of their DNA ;)
If you are into Salsa dancing and party, this is one of the best, most traditional Salsa bars in the city. It's in a basement, without clear signs. Ask for "El Tibiri" when nearby
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locals recommend
El Tíbiri
703 Cl. 44b
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locals recommend
If you are into Salsa dancing and party, this is one of the best, most traditional Salsa bars in the city. It's in a basement, without clear signs. Ask for "El Tibiri" when nearby
Music venue/bar/nightclub specialized in Salsa, Son Cubano, Guaguancó, etc...
40
locals recommend
Son Havana
44 - 56 Carrera 73
40
locals recommend
Music venue/bar/nightclub specialized in Salsa, Son Cubano, Guaguancó, etc...
One of the most traditional Salsa places in El Centro de Medellín. Close to Parque del Guanabano o del Periodista (a bohemian place epicenter for diversity, full of locals, artists, punks, etc).
7
locals recommend
La Papayera - Eslabon Prendido - Salsa Bar
4255 Cl. 53
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locals recommend
One of the most traditional Salsa places in El Centro de Medellín. Close to Parque del Guanabano o del Periodista (a bohemian place epicenter for diversity, full of locals, artists, punks, etc).
Very good coffee owned by "Cooperativa cafetera de Los Andes", a cooperative from the coffee region of Antioquia
delosAndes Café
Very good coffee owned by "Cooperativa cafetera de Los Andes", a cooperative from the coffee region of Antioquia
Excellent cafe and coffee shop. They have locally grown coffee from Medellin. Yes, we also grow coffee here, in the rural parts. This coffee is from La Sierra neighborhood in the eastern hills of Medellin
Rituales Compañía de Café | Tienda de café especial, Tostadores de café, Escuela de café, Medellín
#39b-22 Cq. 74A
Excellent cafe and coffee shop. They have locally grown coffee from Medellin. Yes, we also grow coffee here, in the rural parts. This coffee is from La Sierra neighborhood in the eastern hills of Medellin
Vegetarian restaurant and vegetarian store
25
locals recommend
Saludpan
6978 Cq. 4
25
locals recommend
Vegetarian restaurant and vegetarian store
A family owned, traditional restaurant specialized in homemade food. Make sure you check their "cazuela de fríjoles" only served on fridays. Get there before 12:30-1PM...usually they ran out of cazuelas. Doña Miriam will make you feel at (a Colombian) home.
Restaurante Consazón
#73-75 Cq. 2
A family owned, traditional restaurant specialized in homemade food. Make sure you check their "cazuela de fríjoles" only served on fridays. Get there before 12:30-1PM...usually they ran out of cazuelas. Doña Miriam will make you feel at (a Colombian) home.
One of our favorite hamburgers nearby!
Firehouse
# 74B - 35 Cl. 40
One of our favorite hamburgers nearby!
If you want tasty Colombian arepas filled with all kinds of delicious things, this is your place. Very affordable. Recommended!
Arepitas de Antaño
71A - 38 Cq. 5
If you want tasty Colombian arepas filled with all kinds of delicious things, this is your place. Very affordable. Recommended!
Very good Venezuelan arepas. Quality certified by an old family Venezuelan friend ;)
Los Chamos Arepas Venezolanas y algo mas
7030 Cq. 5
Very good Venezuelan arepas. Quality certified by an old family Venezuelan friend ;)
Small cozy restaurant with a varied menu. Perfect for a nice drink at the terrace. Try their sangría!
Uno mas uno restaurante
71-3 Cq. 4
Small cozy restaurant with a varied menu. Perfect for a nice drink at the terrace. Try their sangría!
A linear park next to the Medellin river where part of the main highway of the city was moved underground and a large, green open space was recovered for the residents. You can go for a walk or a jog. Nice for picnic and for an afternoon stroll.
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locals recommend
Medellin River Parks
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locals recommend
A linear park next to the Medellin river where part of the main highway of the city was moved underground and a large, green open space was recovered for the residents. You can go for a walk or a jog. Nice for picnic and for an afternoon stroll.
Natural reserve in the rural part of Medellin. Beautiful to hike around, eat traditional foods at a campesino house and to go out of the city. You can reach it through a 1 hour metro/cable car ride. A must see!
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locals recommend
Arví Park Medellin Colombia
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locals recommend
Natural reserve in the rural part of Medellin. Beautiful to hike around, eat traditional foods at a campesino house and to go out of the city. You can reach it through a 1 hour metro/cable car ride. A must see!
Pueblito Paisa located at the top of Nutibara Hill. Nice spot for a good view of the city, get some refreshments and eat some local delicacies. It's a traditional point of interest for national tourists.
Pueblito Paisa
Pueblito Paisa located at the top of Nutibara Hill. Nice spot for a good view of the city, get some refreshments and eat some local delicacies. It's a traditional point of interest for national tourists.
All kind of shops, an Exito supermarket, some restaurants and cafés. It also has a Cinema. A 5-10 minutes walk from Casa TAMAYO.
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locals recommend
Unicentro
34A - 76 Cra. 66B
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locals recommend
All kind of shops, an Exito supermarket, some restaurants and cafés. It also has a Cinema. A 5-10 minutes walk from Casa TAMAYO.
Small supermarket (Aldi type)
Tiendas D1 Conquistadores
34b32 Cra. 66a
Small supermarket (Aldi type)
Small supermarket (Aldi type)
Justo y Bueno Conquistadores
Small supermarket (Aldi type)
Big supermarket
Éxito Unicentro Medellin
3425 Cra. 66
Big supermarket
Large collection of local artists, including one of the largest by Medellin-born Fernando Botero
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locals recommend
Antioquia Museum
43 Cl. 52
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locals recommend
Large collection of local artists, including one of the largest by Medellin-born Fernando Botero
Recently renovated museum. It includes a permanent collection by feminist Medellin-born artist Debora Arango. It has a movie theater usually for independent movies, free outside cinema, nice museum shop...
23
locals recommend
Museum of Modern Art
43g69 Cl. 20
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locals recommend
Recently renovated museum. It includes a permanent collection by feminist Medellin-born artist Debora Arango. It has a movie theater usually for independent movies, free outside cinema, nice museum shop...
Nice theater in El Centro. Check out their cultural program as they have things happening every day: tango/milonga/salsa dance lessons, yoga, etc
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locals recommend
Teatro Pablo Tobón Uribe
51-24 K40
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locals recommend
Nice theater in El Centro. Check out their cultural program as they have things happening every day: tango/milonga/salsa dance lessons, yoga, etc