Ajiacos y Mondongos is a very popular Colombian restaurant in Medellín with good food. This restaurant serves three traditional Colombian dishes.
Ajiacos y Mondongos has been open for nearly 30 years. And it’s only open for lunch and is a popular lunch place in El Poblado in Medellin.
This restaurant is popular with locals and some foreigners due to having some very good Colombian food. I have eaten at this restaurant many times and the food and service has always been very good.
Note the above photo is the three Colombian dishes served at this restaurant: Ajiaco soup, Cazuela de frijoles and Mondongo soup.
History of Ajiacos y Mondongos
Ajiacos y Mondongos originally opened in 1991 with the goal to make customers feel like they are visiting a Colombian home with recipes that have lasted for generations along with pleasant and cordial service.
Being true to its roots, this restaurant has a simple menu with only three traditional Colombian dishes. Each is made with fresh ingredients and a number of products used are reportedly grown by the restaurant.
Since it opened in 1991, this restaurant expanded its size to enable the restaurant to be used for family and business events.
The Food Menu
This restaurant specializes in comida típica – traditional Colombian dishes. But the menu is very simple with only three traditional Colombian dishes:
- Ajiaco soup – a popular chicken soup from Bogotá with chicken, potatoes and sweet corn and accompanied with aguacate, arepa, capers and cream.
- Mondongo soup – a popular soup from Antioquia made from diced tripe (the stomach of a cow), which is slow-cooked with chicken or beef stock and pork and potatoes and accompanied with aguacate, areapa, cilantro and banana.
- Cazuela de frijoles – a bean stew from Antioquia with beans, shredded beef, chicharron, plátano, aguacate and potatoes.
So, the restaurant really specializes in Colombian soups.
All three Colombian dishes cost 24,500 pesos or 19,500 pesos for a half-order. And there are eight side additions like arepas, avocado, beans or rice available for 3,200 to 9,200 pesos.
In addition, there are two desserts on the menu: carrot cake for 5,200 pesos and a milk flan dessert for 6,000 pesos.
The Drink Menu
This restaurant has a small drink menu. The drink menu includes a few beers for 5,600 pesos each. And there are pitchers of rafajo (beer mixed with Colombiana soda) available for 17,500 pesos for a small pitcher and 25,900 pesos for a large pitcher.
Also, there is a house wine for 49,900 pesos for a bottle and aguardiente and rum available by bottle or shot.
Furthermore, there is lemonade, guayaba juice or guandolo (cold aguapanela mixed with lemon) available by the glass for 3,600 pesos or pitcher for 19,300 pesos.
In addition, there are sodas, water and tea with prices ranging from 3,500 to 5,600 pesos.
How to Get to Ajiacos y Mondongos
Ajiacos y Mondongos is located in El Poblado on the other side of Avenida Poblado from Parque Poblado. Also, it’s located a short walk from Parque Lleras.
This restaurant is also accessible via the Medellín metro. It’s about a 10-minute walk uphill from the Poblado metro station on Line A. And it’s located about one block from Avenida Poblado across from Parque Poblado.
Also, you could travel via taxi to this restaurant from your location in the metro area. Just provide the taxi driver the address below.
Address: Calle 8, # 42-46, El Poblado, Medellín
Phone: +57 4 3122520
Hours: Open only for lunch daily – Monday to Friday: noon to 3:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday: noon to 4:00 pm.
In addition, this restaurant also offers domicilio (delivery) services. And the cost for any of the three dishes on the menu via delivery is 25,600 pesos.
The Best Colombia Food (Comida Típica) in Medellín
So far on the Medellin Guru site we have looked at eight of the best Colombian food restaurants in Medellín metro area with good comida típica – traditional Colombian dishes:
- El Rancherito (with nine locations)
- Hacienda (with six locations)
- Hato Viejo (with four locations)
- Mondongo’s (with two locations)
- El Viejo John (with one location in Sabaneta)
- Ajiacos y Mondongos (with one location)
- La Hija de Stella (with one location in Sabaneta)
- El Peregrino (with one location in Sabaneta)
The Bottom Line – Ajiacos y Mondongos
This restaurant has some very good Colombian food. So it’s quite popular. I really like the food at this restaurant and have been many times for lunch over the past eight years. I like all three dishes served by this restaurant but my favorite is the Ajiaco soup.
If you are looking for a lunch spot in El Poblado with good Colombian dishes located near Parque Lleras and Parque Poblado, Ajiacos y Mondongos is recommended.
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Editors note: updated on February 9, 2020 with current menu prices at Ajiacos y Mondongos.