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Partida EL Retiro | Las Palmas, Retiro 0000, Colombia
+57 4 5420011
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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Santa Catalina, Panama
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It use to be the best place for me when I was living in Medellin, this time I went with my girlfriend and her parents, service was amazing the food, better than ever, I just miss Elizabeth this time but hope to see her again next time. Thank you for having this amazing place in the same way.

Thank PanamaDiveCenter
Salt Lake City, Utah
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The couple traveling with us had to leave a day early so we made a last minute decision to go to this place. A 36 minute drive from Pablado definitely worth it, they were closed when we arrived but opened early for us. We enjoyed the Empanaditas (small empanadas) with 4 sauces to choose from. We also enjoyed the Sausage... More 

Thank Eric D
Medellin, Colombia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I live near by and come here every chance I get. The whole menu is great. The soups are the best. It is a very cozy open air restaurant. Service is great.

1 Thank cinco55555
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

While a bit outside of the city, near the town of El Retiro, this is a destination that cannot be missed. The entire staff, the setting and of course, the food! Spectacular, Amazing, Flavorful and Authentic. This is an automatic stop whenever I return to Medellin.

Thank Quincalle
Mexico, Mexico
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

It is a long drive to the middle of nowhere. Not much to see or love in the area, but if you are a "paisa" food lover this place is a must. The food is AMAZING.

1 Thank Daniel R
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I first saw Anthony´s great review on Queareparanamorarte about 5-6 years ago and finally got around to going. Near the Y that splits to El Retiro and La Ceja it is about 30-40 minutes from El Poblado. I would best classify this as a five star Colombian fare restaurant. I had the fish (pescado) and it was superb and included... More 

1 Thank MedellinRich
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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201 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Quant location nestled between a couple of businesses. However, the food is phenomenal!!! Deliciously crafted local dishes at reasonable prices when taking into account the dollar conversion. Beautifully decorated restaurant transports you to a typical village atmosphere.

Thank Johnny G
San Antonio de Pereira, Colombia
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221 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

We've been by this landmark restaurant many times on our way to and from the city. Yesterday, my wife and I decided to give the place a try. The Colombian cuisine is excellent. But unlike many typical paisa restaurants in the area, the kitchen is very stingy with its portions. I usually leave other restaurants in Colombia feeling full and... More 

1 Thank Eulenspeegel
Retiro, Colombia
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286 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

We went with friends who saw this restaurant on TV and we ordered the typical foods. 55,000 COP for a combination platter of meats for 2 which is a lot of money. Local beers are twice as much as other restaurants. I don't mind paying $$ if the quality is substantially better but it isn't. There are other restaurants across... More 

Thank HK2LS
Miami, Fl
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83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We went with friends, because of the Anthony Bourdain Colombia report. Q's (impossibly long name) menu was advertising (September is Restaurant month in Medellin-the upscale restaurants offer "discounts" on special items) their special menu (expensive for Colombia at 59000 pesos or about $24 but a complete meal w/ appetizer, main dish, dessert and cup of wine) as well as their... More 

Thank Prophet9fla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Colombian, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Partida EL Retiro | Las Palmas, Retiro 0000, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Retiro
  • Phone Number: +57 4 5420011

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?