Restaurant Zone: Parque Lleras
Parque Lleras is the “ground zero” for visitors to Medellin. Often referred to as the Zona Rosa (entertainment district) Lleras is full of bars, clubs and restaurants and as such it’s usually the first place that most tourists head to. Similar to any tourist area around the world, the restaurants tend to be mostly overpriced and not always the highest quality. There is also a high turnover of restaurants.
Some of the more reputable and longest established restaurants include:
- Basilica – a mix of Peruvian and sushi
- Al Rojo – Italian and steak restaurant
- Il Forno – Italian restaurant
You can find these options listed on the map below.
You might be amused (but probably not surprised) to find American chain Hooters in Parque Lleras as well.
Map – Restaurants in & around Parque Lleras
Meet the Colombian Starbucks
If you just want a coffee then Colombia’s national coffee chain Juan Valdez is a good option. It’s also a meeting point for many people, new to town who need a reference point in Parque Lleras. You’ll find Juan Valdez at the top of the park.