TLDR? Asados Bar La Mula Paisa is one of your best options for lunch.
There’s a Latin American saying: “Barriga llena, corazón contento” (full belly, happy heart).
As I always say, food is the most important thing, the first thing you should know before traveling anywhere! So, if you’re going to Bello and want to eat a lot, today’s your lucky day.
In addition to its people’s friendliness and beautiful mountainous landscape, Bello has a gastronomic offer that, although very similar to that of Medellín, will blow your mind.
So come with me, and I’ll show you the best places to eat if you’re visiting or planning to travel to this beautiful town on the outskirts of Medellin.
Where Is Bello?
One of the best-known towns in Antioquia, Bello is just half an hour from Medellin. It has a pleasant climate as it’s near the mountains.
Within its natural riches, you’ll find the famous Cerro Quitasol. These hills are worth visiting, especially if you like to play sports or enjoy nature!
How to Get There
Being a town so close to Medellín, you have several options to get there.
You can calculate the trip’s cost by checking one of the apps to get around and take a taxi from where you’re staying.
If you’re going by metro, you must take Metro A at Prado station. After a few stops, you’ll be in Bello.
If you have rented a car, it’ll be easier to go at your own pace to Bello. Don’t forget to consider the traffic schedule.
Where to Have Lunch
After taking a tour of Bello, you’ll need a proper lunch to recharge your batteries!
Most restaurants offer typical paisa food. You might be thinking: I’ve had that before! But each plate is unique, and the variety and type of Colombian food are diverse in every corner of this country.
I chose two of the best places to prove that!
Asados Bar La Mula Paisa
La Mula Paisa is one of the busiest restaurants in Bello. Its distinctive trait is the delicious avocado you can find in their dishes!
La Mula Paisa is a simple restaurant with all the touch of a Paisa town. A rich soup accompanies all the main courses, but you can also choose classic ground beef with pork rinds.
Its specialty, as the name suggests, is hamburgers. The restaurant has a variety of styles, all with names as original as their flavors.
I suggest you try Chicharronada, a dish full of pork rinds (delicious fried pork skin). If you want to share something with less fat, you can also order a Pataconera, a proposal made with fried plantains.
The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and great food to end a day of exploring!