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Ajiacos y Mondongos

One of the best places to experience an authentic Colombian meal is Ajiacos y Mondongos, a little hidden away converted house in El Poblado that has been serving some of the best traditional food in Medellin since 1991.


On the menu are just three dishes, Ajiacos, Mondogos and Cazuela but what they lack in variety they more than make up for in ambiance and flavor. And all the food is made from scratch daily.


Ajiaco is composed of chicken breast, 3 types of potatoes, broth, corn, and guascas. Cazuela has beans, carrot, bacon, corn, banana, avocado and potato. And Mondongo is tripe, pork, chorizo, potato, carrot and yucca.


In February 1991, German Ochoa opened this restaurant with the idea of offering only a few dishes of the highest quality. Indeed, many of their ingredients come from his own farm, including the beans, avocados, lemons, guascas, onions, peppers, coriander, paprika, thyme, etc.


Over the years the clientele along with the reputation of the place grew to such an extent that singer Juanes is a fan and a regular diner, and its illustrious visitors include former President Uribe, Oscar de la Renta and Julio Iglesias, among others.


Mr. Ochoa is the only man at the restaurant and he works with a staff of women who run the kitchen and serve the guests. Among these loyal employees is Maria Antonia, who in 1991 was only 10 years old, but was already helping her father serve dishes to the diners.


Today Maria Antonia supervises the restaurant making sure that each ingredient is cooked to perfection to ensure that Ajiacos y Mondongos remains one of the best restaurants in Medellin.


The service is super fast, even when it is full, and a lunch will set you back less than $10 and leave you feeling very satisfied.


The small rooms, tables and chairs just add to the eclectic atmosphere of the establishment. Itís one of Medellin true dining experiences.


In a city not renowned for it is food, this is one place where they have got it right, and sticking to tradition has rightfully earned them the reputation as the best local food in the city.


Opened for lunch only. Monday to Friday 12:00PM to 3:30PM



  • Barrio: El Poblado
  • Domicilio: Yes
  • Address: Calle 8 42 - 71
  • Phone: 266-5505
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