Even if you are not wild about Colombian food, Hato Viejo is hard not to love. With a colorful dose of kitsch, traditional furnishings, a jukebox playing Latin classics, and courteous waiters dressed in 18th-century Paisa attire, Hato Viejo serves good honest Colombian food at decent prices. Opposite the Hotel InterContinental, set back from a busy four-lane highway in the hills of Poblado, the rambling space features outdoor balconies and terraces (there are wonderful views of the city below, but it’s loud), a leafy courtyard, and a separate sports bar. For a true taste of Antioquia, opt for the Plato Montanero (ground beef, rice, avocado, chicharrón, sausage, egg, salad, beans, and fried plátano). The fish here is fresh and well executed with shrimp ceviche, salmon, grilled trout, tuna, or snook; for something a little more exotic, try the parrillada Caribeña, Hato Viejo’s signature seafood dish with grilled shrimp, mussels, octopus, and langostinas (king prawns), served with coconut rice and avocado salad.
Calle 16 no. 28–60, Vía de Las Palmas
Our Rating Neighborhood around town Hours Daily noon–11pm (sometimes later) Transportation Taxi from Parque Lleras will cost around COP$6,500 Phone 4/268-5412 Prices Main courses COP$22,000–COP$50,000 Cuisine Type Colombian Web site Hato Viejo
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