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El Corral

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El Corral is a hamburger joint chain in Colombia, that is well represented in Medellin, and it’s a pretty darn good one to be honest. It’s semi-fast food in that you order at a counter and sit down and wait at a table. But it’s definitely worth a try. The atmosphere is country rustic, in a western sort of way we’d find familiar. It’s no tablecloth and fine dining sort of place. This is a burger joint, pure and simple.

 

I generally never eat hamburgers outside the US, they just never taste right to me. Even something as ubiquitous as McDonald’s can just not taste “right” elsewhere. And the quality of beef is just different.

 

I’m not saying that US beef is superior, it’s just what we’re used to, and when you go somewhere else the beef just tastes different, and for some that’s hard to get used to. Whether it’s grass fed cattle as opposed to our grain fed variety or something else I’m not sure.

 

And when I ate an El Corral burger for the first time, despite being told that it was the best burger in Colombia and I’d be thrilled, I was a little skeptical. But it was actually pretty damn good. They have a smokey grilled flavor that we’re definitely accustomed to. They just seem to “get it”.

 

Ok, I will admit that like many foreign iterations of an american classic they can take it off into left field with varieties and versions that just leave you scratching your head. I mean really, a Hawaiian burger, and Costena version with rice and banana chips? I’m not even going to try to defend that. But all the usual toppings are well represented in their regular burgers. And their fries and onion rings are definitely what you’d expect from a burger place.

 

So if you find yourself just itching for a good old fashioned backyard burger, or just can’t take another plate of chicharones, go ahead, be a gringo and duck into El Corral and have a burger. No one will see you, and I promise we won’t tell.

 

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  • El Corral

    La Mota

    Address: Carrera 70 1 sur - 26
    Barrio: La Mota
    Zona: La Mota
    Website: http://www.elcorral.com/

  • El Corral

    Los Molinos

    Address: Calle 30A 82A - 26 - Los Molinos Mall
    Barrio: Belen
    Zona: Los Molinos
    Website: http://www.elcorral.com/

  • El Corral

    Premium Plaza

    Address: Carrera 43A 30 - 25 - Premium Plaza Mall
    Barrio: El Poblado
    Zona: Premium Plaza
    Website: http://www.elcorral.com/

  • El Corral

    San Diego

    Address: Calle 34 43 - 66 - San Diego Mall
    Barrio: San Diego
    Zona: San Diego
    Website: http://www.elcorral.com/

  • El Corral

    La 33

    Address: Carrera 66B 34A - 6 - Unicentro Mall
    Barrio: Laureles
    Zona: La 33
    Website: http://www.elcorral.com/

  • El Corral

    Laureles

    Address: Transversal 39B 74 - 09
    Barrio: Laureles
    Zona: Laureles
    Website: http://www.elcorral.com/

  • El Corral

    La 65

    Address: Calle 47B 75 - 115 (in Carrefour)
    Barrio: La 65
    Zona: La 65
    Website: http://www.elcorral.com/

  • El Corral

    Oviedo

    Address: Carrera 43A 6 sur - 15 - Oviedo Mall
    Barrio: El Poblado
    Zona: Oviedo
    Website: http://www.elcorral.com/

  • El Corral

    San Fernando Plaza

    Address: Carrera 43A 1 - 50 San Fernando Plaza
    Barrio: El Poblado
    Zona: San Fernando Plaza
    Website: http://www.elcorral.com/

  • El Corral

    Provenza

    Address: Carrera 32D 9 - 92
    Barrio: El Poblado
    Zona: Provenza
    Website: http://www.elcorral.com/

  • El Corral

    El Tesoro

    Address: Carrera 25A 1A sur - 45 - El Tesoro Mall
    Barrio: El Poblado
    Zona: El Tesoro
    Website: http://www.elcorral.com/

  • El Corral

    Mallorca

    Address: Calle 51 sur 48 - 57 - Mallorca Mall
    Barrio: Sabaneta
    Zona: Mallorca
    Website: http://www.elcorral.com/

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