TLDR? You can find everything in Rionegro, from traditional and sophisticated meals to fast food and picnics.
Since Antioquia’s well-known for its cuisine and gastronomic options, I couldn’t stay behind on the best food options in this region.
Rionegro’s known for having one of the busiest airports in Colombia, but there’s so much more to do in this city!
After days of trying delicious dishes, I have to say that Rionegro has much to offer gastronomically. Keep reading, and discover the best restaurants in and around Rionegro!
Best Breakfast Places in Rionegro
Antioquian people are used to having breakfast with eggs, arepa, chorizo, and hot chocolate or coffee. In addition to the traditional breakfast, I found two places that served both brunch and international breakfast in Rionegro.
La Jacinta is a classy and elegant restaurant located in Llanogrande, about 15 minutes by car from Rionegro. It opens for breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner.
You should try La Aromatica de la Casa, a blue-flowered tea with a bittersweet taste! And if you’re more of a coffee lover, try the Mochaccino or the Cappuccino with almond milk.
What about breakfast? I recommend Huevos Rancheros, a casserole with eggs in the oven, tomato, onion, ham, ranch sauce, cheese, and some spicy sauce. If you want your safe choice, they also serve American breakfast or benedict eggs, among other options.
Concerning pastry offers, I recommend the Choco Almendras Croissant and the Tequeños, which is a salty pastry stuffed with a lot of melted cheese!
Finca De Rigo is the perfect place for your weekend, where you can relax after a bicycle ride with your friends and have an open-air breakfast.
The menu has many international dishes, from BBQ ribs to Tacos and from the Chinese Bao to the national Cazuela Montañera.
I recommend two of my favorite breakfast options: El Desayuno de Michy, for sweet breakfast lovers, and El Desayuno de Rigo, for salty ones.
The first one consists of sweet french toast with fruits, a portion of eggs and bacon, and a hot drink. The second option is like a traditional Colombian breakfast: arepa, cheese, eggs, and a hot drink – chocolate, cappuccino, americano, or regular coffee.
The pluses besides the delicious food are many: they also have a bar, a picnic area, a graffiti area, a mountain bike ramp, and also showers to fresh yourself after the exercise. And for the little ones, there’s a little farm where you can feed pigs, sheep, and a llama, among others!
This restaurant is in Llanogrande, about 15 minutes by car from downtown Rionegro.
If you’re planning a Sunday with your friends and family and want a place with a big yard and maybe some fun activities too, Pikenique’s the place for you.
The place’s main course is Picadas: a plate for two or more people with different kinds of meat, potatoes, chicharron, patacon and plantains, arepas, etc. They also have Picada with seafood and one that combines seafood and meats.
Pikenique offers a Pike Jump to dare yourself and a play park with kids. They also play live music in the afternoon on the weekends.