All the Best Bars and Restaurants in Giarardota

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All the Best Bars and Restaurants in Giarardota

TLDR: La Despensa is the best place for breakfast and lunch in Girardota!

Girardota is a small town approximately 35 minutes from Medellin, known for its green mountains and farmhouse-speckled fields. 

If you’re visiting Girardota on a weekend getaway or even just for the day, you’ll no doubt find yourself in need of sustenance after touring the village and surrounding wildlife. 

Although Girardota is a small town, it’s home to some big flavors and delicious restaurants you’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into! 

In this guide, I’ll take you through all the best bars and restaurants Girardota has to offer! 

Best Breakfast and Lunch Places in Girardota 

La Despensa Gourmet 

La Despensa Gourmet’s elegant, vintage design, dim lighting, and delicate floral decorations might have you thinking you’ve walked into a formal and expensive traditional Colombian restaurant, but you’d be mistaken. The restaurant offers a mix of international and local gourmet food such as: 

  • Meat cuts
  • Artisan Burgers
  • Pasta
  • Crepes
  • American-style french fries
  • Tamal for breakfast
  • Colombian calentado

After dinner, I highly recommend ordering some dessert. La Dispensa’s desserts stand out for their unique mix of Colombian and international flavors. Here are some of my favorites: 

Check out La Despensa Gourment for a truly special dining experience! 

Address: Cra. 17f #12 a 04, Girardota, Antioquia

Asados de la Pampa

La Pampa is a modern village eatery specializing in roasts, although it has an extensive all-day menu including: 

  • Mexican tortillas
  • Sandwiches
  • Burgers
  • Fried fish
  • Bean casserole
  • Bandeja paisa
  • Shrimp ceviche
  • Mediterranean breakfast

It’s also a wonderful place to celebrate important occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, or family reunions. For Mother’s Day, they even provide a special menu and decorations. 

You’ll always find good flavors and even better prices at Asados de la Pampa!

Address: Cra. 18d, Girardota, Antioquia

Pimiento Rojo

Pimiento Rojo’s homemade menus is famous for their chorizo, burritos and grilled meats, so try out some traditional Antioquian flavors. If you fall in love with chorizo, you can purchase a package to cook with at home. 

Their bar is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink with friends in a lively, friendly atmosphere. 

Address: Cra. 15 #5a 69, Girardota, Antioquia

Best Coffee Shop in Girardota

Mökka Cafe de Especialidad

Mökka Cafe de Especialidad is all about coffee. 

If you’re a caffeine lover,  this is a must-visit on your trip to Girardota. You can even take a workshop on how best to prepare your favorite drinks and learn everything you need to know about the amazing coffee bean. 

Grab a delicious fresh baked pastry to go with your cappuccino or frappe and relax in the cafe’s cozy, simple atmosphere before heading back into town. 

Address: calle 10bb #10-09, Girardota, Antioquia

Alebrije Cafe Bar

If you’re looking for a night of coffee, beer, and food, Alebrije offers a cultural and gastronomic experience like no other! 

Located inside the Casa Cultural Talpa of Girardota, you’ll be able to enjoy live music and a great meal in a traditional Antioquian-style house, or head outside to the yard for a bit of fresh air. 

The cafe bar is full of art, and exudes a colorful bohemian vibe. 

Address: Cra. 17 #6-29, Girardota, Antioquia

Best Dinner Place in Girardota 

Containers Girardota

Containers just might be the most unique restaurant on my list! As you might have gathered from the name, the restaurant is inspired by shipping containers that transport merchandise across the ocean. 

Here you can dine on some familiar favorites like: 

  • Grilled food
  • Burgers
  • Cocktails
  • Fast foods
  • Lemonades
  • Bloodletting
  • Sodas

Have a fun night out at this rustic, road-trip style diner! Bring you family, friends, or even your dog – the restaurant is pet friendly. 

Address: Cl 6, Girardota, Antioquia

Barbakana Cocina Artesanal

Barbakan takes fast food favorites and elevates them to the artisanal, giving a gourmet touch to hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, American-style french fries, and other dishes.

One of Barbakan Cocina Artesanal’s specialties are their drinks! I highly recommend accompanying your meal with a creatively reimagined cocktail, soda, or lemonade. 

Head over to Barbakan to enjoy a new spin on some old classics in a gorgeously decorated space. 

There you can also celebrate special occasions with personalized decorations!

Address: Cra. 16 #10-43, Girardota, Antioquia

Enjoy Good Food and Coffee in Girardota

Come hungry on your visit to the charming mountainside town of Girardota and sample some local gourmet, unique dishes, fresh pastries, handcrafted coffee and maybe even a beer or two. You’ll be coming back for seconds, I guarantee it! 

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