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Mercado Municipal

Carrera 8 No. 12-25, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
+57 8 7320229
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“barbacoa” (11 reviews)
“octopus” (7 reviews)
“guacamole” (7 reviews)
Open Now
13:00 - 22:00All hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carrera 8 No. 12-25, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this restaurant as one of the best restaurants in Villa de Leyva, the food is fantastically made, served and tasty, the whole environment is great, I truly recommend the sheep!

Thank Pedro G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent long weekend we ventured from Bogota to Villa de Leyva just in time for the annual Festival de Cometa (kite festival). The crowds were huge, but a well timed reservation and we were able to enjoy dinner at the Mercado Municipal. If...More

Thank semiquavers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entering through a room that seems to be an old Spanish bakery we were guided to the interior patio to the back of the towns church where surrounding a well kept vegetable garden the leisurely placed tables and patrons at them gave the ambiance of...More

Thank Pablo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been positively surprised by the quality and freshness of the food. Very nice location, an open gallery on a inner court, and good atmosphere. good service Price correct. strongly recommended.

Thank drag75
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This place has a weird entrance via their cake shop and utility area but it then opens into a lovely courtyard which has a lot of seating options amid an incongruent mix of plants. The service was quick and the food well presented. Smaller serving...More

Thank bckpckrau
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had been recommended to go to Mercado Municipal by Colombian friends who said it had the best food in Villa de Leyva. After eating here twice - for dinner and then Sunday lunch - we agree with them. In fact, we thought it was...More

Thank SoapyJ
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The place are nice, the food is great because it's a combination that the local food with a gourmet preparation.

Thank anegretel
Reviewed 8 August 2017

When you walk past the Mercado Municipal, you could easily miss the place. Looks like a bakery, then you go through to the back and find yourself in a beautiful inner courtyard with tables under the patio and in the gardens. Then you get the...More

Thank ZenaRd
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

First I really don't know why this restaurant is the number one is really far far a way from the another ones Food : really is very good , entrance are very good I recoment the guacamole is crazy good . Location: just one block...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

My group was looking for "comfort food" after traveling by car for several hours and this place hit the spot. I ordered a turkey dish that reminded me of a U.S. Thanksgiving dinner, it included delicious slow-cooked meat, mashed potatoes, gravy and veggies. The rest...More

Thank liaft
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23 June 2017|
Response from Bibiana A | Reviewed this property |
El lugar es perfecto.. el ambiente ideal, buena musica, buen servicio y la comida es deliciosa... el codillo de cerdo.. recomendadísimo
Carol B
23 December 2015|
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Response from Tony L | Reviewed this property |
VDL was not a late night city when we visited. I suggest you make sure what you consider late is not later than they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 8 No. 12-25, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Boyaca Department  >  Villa de Leyva
  • Phone Number: +57 8 7320229
  • E-mail
Slow food, wood fire ovens, rustic cuisine on a 1800 property with spectacular garden. Bakery, bar, child and dog friendly.
Reservation required for high season
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