Traditional Colombian Food: Ajiacos y Mondongos
One of the best places to get served up a slice of real Colombian life is in Calle 8 in Poblado in a little hidden away converted house that has been serving some of the best traditional food in Medellin since 1991. The name is Ajiacos y Mondongos and it delivers on it’s name. On the menu are just three dishes, Ajiacos, Mondogos and Cazuela but what they lack in variety they more than make up for in ambiance and flavour.
So famous are it’s delicious home recipes that the rich and famous of Medellin have been coming here for lunch since it opened and have left their glowing remarks written for all to see on the walls of the restaurant alongside the celebrity photos. Even the President himself has graced the establishment.
One of the best parts of this dining experience is that the service is super fast, even when it’s full, and a lunch will set you back less than $10 and leave you feeling very satisfied. The small rooms, tables and chairs just add to the eclectic atmosphere of the establishment and it’s one of Medellin true dining experiences.
In a city not renowned for it’s food, this is one place where they have got it right, and sticking to tradition has rightfully earned them the reputation as the best local food in the city.
Calle 8 # 42 -71 Reservations: 266 5505 (reservations not required, just walk in)
Monday to Friday 12:00PM to 3:30PM (Lunch Only)