Medellín Sunset - photo by *Iván Erre Jota* under CC BY-SA 2.0
Medellín Sunset - photo by *Iván Erre Jota* under CC BY-SA 2.0

MEDELLIN: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANDREW ZIMMERN ON DRIVEN BY FOOD

When Andrew Zimmern visited Medellin on his show Driven By Food, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased, all in a convenient list:

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DISH – Rotisserie Chicken

WHAT IS IT?

Chicken cooked through a rotating spit barbecue.

WHERE IS IT?

Pollos a la Brasa Mario La América
Cl. 44 #80-185
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

DRIVEN BY FOOD MEDELLIN NOTES

Andrew Zimmern on the Rotisserie Chicken at Pollos a la Brasa Mario La América: “”You can really tell this is a great chicken place because they give you the backs and the necks and all of that amazing, crispy skin.”

DISH – Buñuelos and Chunchurria

WHAT IS IT?

Buñuelos – fried dough ball with cheese; Chunchurria – fried or grilled piglet, calf or lamb intestines.

WHERE IS IT?

Plaza Botero
Av. Carabobo
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

DRIVEN BY FOOD MEDELLIN NOTES

Plaza Botero is a popular place, not only for the sculptures but also for the several food vendors in it.

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DISH – Bandeja Paisa

WHAT IS IT?

A platter of beans, sausages, fried pork belly, ground beef, fried egg, and salad.

WHERE IS IT?

Restaurante Leñeros
Cra. 55 #77
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

DRIVEN BY FOOD MEDELLIN NOTES

A restaurant that offers typical Colombian food, including arepas and morcilla (blood sausage).

DISH – Café Tinto

WHAT IS IT?

Sugary brew of coffee, served in small cups.

WHERE IS IT?

Café Ondas
Cra. 81 ##45g 52
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

DRIVEN BY FOOD MEDELLIN NOTES

Café Ondas is a regular coffee shop near the Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellin.

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DISH – Honey Mango, Pitahaya, Mangosteen        and Curuba

WHAT IS IT?

Honey Mango – small, golden yellow mango that is also called Champagne Mango; Pitahaya – Colombian dragon fruit; Mangosteen – pear-shaped tropical fruit; Curuba – banana passion fruit.

WHERE IS IT?

Minorista Market
Cl. 55 #57-80
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

DRIVEN BY FOOD MEDELLIN NOTES

A large market in Medellin where one can find various fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood and other produce.

DISH – Ajiaco

WHAT IS IT?

Popular Colombian soup of chicken, potatoes and corn.

WHERE IS IT?

Aquí Paró Lucho Restaurante
Cra. 58 #55180
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

DRIVEN BY FOOD MEDELLIN NOTES

Aquí Paró Lucho Restaurante is located within Plaza Minorista José María Villa (Minorista Market).

DISH – Bahía Solano and Cerdo Dos Veces

WHAT IS IT?

Bahía Solano – catch of the day, crusted with plantain on top of risotto; Cerdo Dos Veces – a dish of pork tenderloin and pork belly.

WHERE IS IT?

Carmen
Cra. 36 #10a-27
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

DRIVEN BY FOOD MEDELLIN NOTES

Carmen offers a menu based on contemporary techniques, served with an Asian flair.