The best restaurants in Medellin with a view are:
1. La Octava Maravilla Mirador
One of the most popular restaurants in Medellin with a view is La Octava Maravilla Mirador, located in Sabaneta. It’s quite the ride to get to this restaurant, but the view is well worth the journey. This typical Colombian restaurant is ideal for larger groups while enjoying beers, aguardiente along with a plate of Picada. La Octava Maravilla Mirador is not the place for a romantic, quiet dinner. Instead, there is a vibrant atmosphere with typical Colombian and Mexican music blasting through the speakers. Aside from the sharing platters, guests can enjoy other typical Colombian dishes such as Bandeja Paisa (36,000 COP), Sancocho Trifásico (36,000 COP) and Costillas BBQ (38,000 COP). Apart from tasty pub food and good drinks, the staff is doing an excellent job to make sure all the tables have their drinks and grub. It is not possible to make a reservation, so you might have to wait in line for a bit. Especially during the weekends, it can get crowded. Make sure to snap a picture on the wooden observation deck!
Note #1: When visiting a restaurant in the mountains, always make sure you bring an extra jacket or sweater. Temperatures here can easily reach 15 degrees Celsius or lower and the last thing you want is getting cold while being in the City of Eternal Springs.
Note #2: It’s important that you write the whole restaurant name in Google Maps or any other navigation app because if you forgot the word “Mirador”, you will end up in the middle of nowhere and you have to drive at least another hour to reach La Octava Maravilla Mirador.
2. Restaurants at Arkadia Shopping Centre
As mentioned in the introduction, you don’t necessarily have to travel far to find a restaurant in Medellin with a view. There is a shopping centre called Arkadia Centro Comercial that is located close to Olaya Herrera Airport. As you might have guessed, you have an excellent view of the airport that is located in the heart of Medellin and on the fourth floor of the shopping centre, you can find several restaurants that have a direct view of the airport. You can see the small airplanes constantly take off and land while you have your lunch or dinner. No, you don’t have a bird-eye view of the city, but you do have a unique view of all these airplanes. There are four restaurants that you can check out at Arkadia that have a windowless view:
- Sushi Market
- Chef Burger
- SA-TA Parrilla Moderna
- Romero Cocina (limited view)
This article will be updated in the upcoming weeks and many more of the best restaurants in Medellin with a view 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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