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El Barco

) #95 of 1,085 Restaurants in Medellin $$ - $$$ Seafood, , Caribbean
Carrera 48 # 85-198 | Itagui, Medellin 00000, Colombia
+57 4 2851090
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Colombian, Caribbean, Spanish
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Carrera 48 # 85-198 | Itagui, Medellin 00000, Colombia
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1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 28 May 2017

This restaurant sits on top of a fish market and the only way to get in is to walk into the the fish mart and take theses small spiral stairs up. The food is excellent but their service is a little slow. It was not...More

Thank boyd73
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Once we arrived they told us no to ask for device because it was going to take 20 minutes. Once we ordered what they suggested it took one hour and thirty minutes to get our appetizer and almost two hours for the main dishes. The...More

Thank Maviredu
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

El Barco is in the Itigui District of Medellin, away from the fancier parts of town, barely has a sign, filled with Colombians who know how good it is. During my 3 weeks in Medellin, I had the good fortune to have 3 meals here....More

Thank barbara b
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I've eaten a lot of seafood in my month floating around Colombia, but this topped it in all aspects. The restaurant itself feels almost hidden. You enter a fish shop and take a small staircase up above. There are a couple levels of restaurant and...More

Thank traveling-trevs
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Every plate we had was cooked and seasoned to perfection. We had as an appetizer shrimp ceviche which was seasoned with a household sauce that was different because we usually expect a citrus taste but this was excellent. Also had some tuna as appetizer with...More

Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Took two tries to find this place, but worth the effort. Best to take a taxi. Lobster tails, shrimp, fish and chowders. Has solved my husband's need for a lobster fix. Fun nautical Carribbean motif. Tricky tiny spiral staircase up into restaurant from fish shop...More

Thank Janet O
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Absolutely amazing restaurant. High quality seafood and like nothing else I have found in Colombia much less the States. The prices are extremely reasonable, and by US standards an unbelievable bargain. Add that to the service and a cool atmosphere and you have no reason...More

1  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

This is as authentic as you can get! To get there, get off at the Ayura metro station, and catch an easy $2 taxi ride to the address. It takes about 3 minutes. Look for a sign that read Buen y Mar. Mostly locals come...More

2  Thank soarman
Reviewed 21 October 2015

After reading about this place in Medellin Living and here on TripAdvisor, my husband and I decided to make the trip to Itagui to check it out. We had a taxi drop us off at the Plaza Mayorista and got a little lost walking down...More

Thank ckhorvath
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Food is crazy good, home made plates from very fresh fish and seafood. You have to try la cazuela de mariscos, terrific taste. Interior design is very interesting too. We feel well. Warm staff and the owners are very welcoming. A MUST in town. Johan...More

Thank Johan L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$37
Cuisine
Seafood, Colombian, Caribbean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 48 # 85-198 | Itagui, Medellin 00000, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: +57 4 2851090
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