This treasure trove of soulful cooking in the heart of Getsemaní is the kind of place where you feel like (or yearn to be) a regular. One of Colombia’s most cherished chefs, María Josefina Yances (aka Pepina) devoted herself to creating Colombian and Caribbean specialties faithful to century-old recipes and techniques. While the baton may have passed to her nephew, Cocina de Pepina is still the real deal with the same vibrant ambience, unpretentious attitude, and superb signature dishes that garnered the loyalty of Gabriel García Márquez. Don’t miss Pepina’s signature mote de quesa (soup made from local cheese) or legendary stuffed peppers. Other menu highlights include shrimp ceviche, seafood stew, and fiambre de res (a Colombian version of corned beef).
La Cocina de Pepina
Callejón Vargas no. 9A–06
Our Rating Neighborhood Getsemani Hours Daily noon–3:30pm, Tues–Sat 7–9:30pm Phone 5/664-2944 Prices Main courses COP$19,000–COP$32,000 Cuisine Type Colombian
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