The best chicharron in Medellin is:
1. La Gloria De Gloria
When people wait in line for over an hour just to get a table at a small, local restaurant that is specialized in chicharron, you simply must admit that that local restaurant does something really good with the chicharron they serve. The name of that restaurant is La Gloria De Gloria, which is located in Envigado, and it’s an insinuation when it comes to chicharron in Medellin. What makes La Gloria De Gloria so special is the huge platters they serve, all reasonably priced, which includes the super crispy chicharron while maintaining a good degree of tenderness of the pork. You don’t visit this place when you’re on a diet, no, you visit this place when you are starving and ready to stuff yourself with typical Paisa comforting dishes.
The main attraction of this restaurant is the Almuerzo Completo (48,000 COP), which is a huge platter that comes with their huge chicharron, chorizo, fries, minced beef, rice and a fried egg together with a plate of morcilla (Colombian blood sausage) and a red bean-based soup. Usually, this plate is large enough for two persons. For the real chicharron-enthusiasts, there is the option to order the Chicharron (38,000 COP), which is a plate with chicharron, morcilla and fried arepas. More information about this legendary chicharron restaurant in Medellin, such as the opening times, menu, location and other recommended dishes, can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of La Gloria De Gloria.
Tip: La Gloria De Gloria is a restaurant that is always busy. Most local people visit this place during the weekend with their family (four persons and up). If you visit this place as a couple, you have a good chance to skip the line when there is a table for two available.
One of the most famous chicharron in Medellin at La Gloria De Gloria.
Highlight of the menu: Almuerzo Completo (48,000 COP)
2. La Choripolleria
This restaurant, with two branches in the city, is specialized in three things: roasted chicken, homemade chorizo and of course, chicharron. Their limited menu consists of dishes that combine these three specialities. The most popular dishes are their burgers and their picadas. We highly recommend you try their Chicharron Rostizado (25,900 COP), which is a plate full of their super-tender chicharron accompanied with fries, arepas and coleslaw. Like most of their dishes, the Chicharron Rostizado is served with two fantastic sauces. Especially their garlic sauce goes perfect with both the fries and the chicharron. While most chicharron in Medellin we’ve tried are super crispy, the chicharron at La Choripolleria is much more tender, which is surprisingly tasty. More information restaurant in, such as the opening times, menu, location and other recommended dishes, can be found on the TopTravelFoods review page of La Choripolleria.
Crispy on the outside, super tender on the inside.
Chicharron Rostizado (25,900 COP)
This article will be updated in the upcoming weeks and many more of the best chicharron in Medellin will be added soon. In the meantime, check out our free food recommendation app that helps you find the best restaurants in Medellin as well as in Bogota. The app is completely free and helps you decide what to eat by recommending the best dishes and other specialities of (local) restaurants. Especially when you have no (or not enough) knowledge of the local cuisine, the app is a handy tool.
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