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Traditional Colombian cuisine

Traditional Colombian cuisine

Food in Colombia is characterized by the fact that its cost is relatively inexpensive.

Food in Colombia

Colombian cuisine is influenced by European culinary traditions, with an Asian flavor as well. The diet of Colombians contains rice, corn, meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits, fish, legumes.

In Colombia, it is worth trying seafood stew (“casuela de mariscos”); tortilla pancakes (“arepa”); chicken soup with corn, potatoes and local herbs (ajiaco); chicken or pork with corn, vegetables and eggs, stewed in banana leaves (tamales); baked pig stuffed with vegetables and rice (lechona); fried balls made with cheese and cornmeal (bunuelos); assorted pork, beef, sausages, beans, rice, avocado, eggs and fried bananas (“pandeha-paisa”); spicy sausages (“boar”); stew or marinated meat with vegetables (“ceviche”); fried guinea pig (“chicken”); fried ants of a special kind (“formugas-pendant”).

Sweet tooths should enjoy sweets with custard (“natilla”), fried strips of fruit dough (“ohuelas”), guava and other fruit paste (“bocadillo”), pie stuffed with fruit (“el carmello”), bananas fried with cinnamon, sugar and vanilla (“tentation”).

Fruit lovers can taste in Colombia not only pineapples, mangoes, feijoa, papaya and oranges, but also exotic fruits such as uchuva, guama, curuba, pomarossa, guayabamanzana.

Where to eat in Colombia? At your service:

  • cafes and restaurants serving Colombian and international cuisine;
  • fast food restaurants: McDonalds; Frisby and Kokorino (you can order fried chicken here); Waffles and Crepes (here you can enjoy desserts and ice cream); El Corral (here you can taste buns with different fillings).

Drinks in Colombia

Popular Colombian drinks - coffee, hot chocolate, mate, tropical fruit juices, “manhar blanco” (vanilla milk), beer, rum, “agaurdiente” (cane vodka).

In Colombia, you can taste beer brands such as Aguila, Dorado, Club, and, “champus” (a frothy drink made with pineapple, grains, and other ingredients).

Colombia Food Tour

As part of a gastronomic tour to Colombia, you will taste national dishes and drinks, as well as visit the Gastronomic Museum (it is open in the Colombian city of Cali). There you will be introduced to the history and development of Colombian cuisine, and you will also visit the various zones of this museum (“Indian era”, “Spice Road”, “Modernity”).

And in the Colombian city of Cartagena you can visit a restaurant “La Vitrola”, where you will be offered to enjoy excellent national dishes and listen to jazz. If you suddenly come to this restaurant and there are no free tables in it, you can count on getting free sweets and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot.

Colombia is colorful and noisy festivals (flower show in Medellin, International Caribbean Music Festival), sporting events (bicycle race “Columbia tour”, competitions in tennis, football and other sports games), sandy beaches, colorful national cuisine.

Photos of national dishes of Colombia

  • Traditional Colombian cuisine
  • Traditional Colombian cuisine
  • Traditional Colombian cuisine