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The Flip Flop Sandwich Shop

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Carrera 36 # 8A-103, Medellin 050003, Colombia
+57 301 5032807
08:00 - 18:00
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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Amazing owner who went out of her way to get bacon for us! The breakfast sandwiches were delicious and after she helped us plan our trip :) highly recommend

Thank Sorina V
Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

The place is little more than a hole in a wall, and very basic, however it does serve the purpose and it does serve pretty good burgers. The owner is very enthusiastic ansd speaks flawless English, service is very friendly. Was this the best burger in my life? Well, no, but it was pretty darn good for Colombia. For 14k... More 

Thank Bouncing_Dee
Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

This is my favourite place for breakfast in Medellin, the food is great, excellent value and the owner and staff are really helpful and friendly chatting to customers and providing helpful travel information. They don't do lattes, cappuccinos etc but the coffee they serve tastes delicious and is better than a lot of of the coffee I have had at... More 

1 Thank travelrobw
Kansas City, Missouri
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110 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

We saw this in a guidebook and went for a late breakfast one morning. The food was prepared very quickly but neither of us were very impressed with the food. I had an omlet that had many things in it but remained bland. The prices were also not as low as we anticipated due to the guidebook review. Seemed comparable... More 

Thank MeliQ
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

My original review seems to have disappeared. But, this restaurant is a great place to go on your first day in Medellin. The owner, Chris, is very happy to tell you the best spots to visit in Medellin (and where not to venture). He even took me with him on the Metro train to buy his secret ingredients for his... More 

Thank Brandon8080
Medellin, Colombia
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248 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I can remember when this had a much higher placing in the TA charts for Medellin. In truth it's a tiny little place with a chalkboard outside. My experiences are a little mixed. Every time I ask for the chicken salad sandwich I am told that it was so popular it has all gone (hint to management - make more!)... More 

Thank PhileasFoggontour
Orlando, Florida
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I am not a big fan of the burgers in Colombia. So it was nice to get an American style burger from here. It came with curly fries. I also had a bottle of water. Everything was less than 10 dollars. It is very small with probably 4 tables inside and two tables outside. So you may have to get... More 

Thank throwingcopper33
Medellin, Colombia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Went here for breakfast with my wife, expecting an authentic american breakfast but only was a cheap regular one. Definitely, it is not only about having a "gringo" owner, it's about selection of good ingredients and good cooking, both of them absent in this place.

Thank Jomidalgo J
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Was looking for a simple place for breakfast and found this one. The breakfasts are overpriced and the menu poorly thought out, but I went for the pancakes and a hot tea. Simple. Twenty minutes later when I was just beginning to wonder when the food might come, the waitress came and asked what I'd ordered. Great. Finally got my... More 

Thank uninvolved
Medellin, Colombia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

The Flip Flop continues to be a terrific English-speaking hang-out offering authentic American fare. When you've had more than enough Arepas and you need some home-cooking for breakfast, (served all day) lunch or an early dinner it's THE spot in Medellin. And now, with the addition of TIO GRINGO soft pretzels, it's about as American as it gets. Cinnamon/sugar or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 36 # 8A-103, Medellin 050003, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: +57 301 5032807
We are the best and only restaurant for travelers in Medellin. Look for the 2 big yellow umbrellas and 3 tables out front. I have a great little place that serves good (non-Colombian)food. We serve a great breakfast with eggs, pancakes, french toast, and even home fries. We have best buffalo sauce in Medellin,a new burger that tastes like home, and the best wings in town. All with cheap beer to go with it :o) The other thing I offer is great tourist information. So, for tourists and backpackers, I am a great spot. If you are looking for fine dining or gourmet food, I am not your place.

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