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Andrés Carne de Res opened in Medellín in October. Andrés Carne de Res is a very popular restaurant in Bogotá that has finally come to Medellín.

Andrés Carne de Res: A Popular Bogotá Restaurant Opens in Medellín

Andrés Carne de Res restaurant opened in Medellín in October. Andrés Carne de Res is an iconic and very popular restaurant with several locations in Bogotá and Chía. And it has finally come to Medellín.

Andrés Carne de Res in Medellín is located in the Rio Sur building in El Poblado, which is across the street from Oviedo mall.

This new restaurant in Medellín reportedly has 110 tables and sits up to 450 people. In addition, the new restaurant expects to serve about 3,500 customers per week.

Andrés Jaramillo, the founder of Andrés Carne de Res, has strong ties to Antioquia, which may be why they decided on Medellín for their first city to expand to outside of Bogotá.

Andrés Carne de Res is one of my favorite restaurants in Bogotá. Its new location in Medellín only opened a couple of weeks ago. And I have already been to this new restaurant in Medellín twice with friends.

Note the above photo is inside the new Andrés Carne de Res in Medellín.

More about Andrés Carne de Res

The first Andrés Carne de Res restaurant was opened in 1982 by Andrés Jaramillo as a roadside grill in Chía near Bogotá. But this has grown to become a huge, nearly 2.8-square-mile restaurant. It’s big enough to accommodate 3,300 customers and it has about 500 staff. Also, it has a DJ booth with over 17,000 CDs and three dance floors.

There is a second location in Bogotá known as Andrés D.C., which is also very large with multiple floors. In addition, there are two smaller Andrés Carne locations in Bogotá.

Furthermore, the Latin America 50 Best Restaurant List describes Andrés Carne de Res as “Alice-in-Wonderland meets Moulin Rouge.”

The Andrés Carne de Res locations in the Bogotá metro area are very popular with very good cuisine, eclectic décor and a very unique atmosphere.

From the grill, photo courtesy of Andrés Carne de Res

From the grill, photo courtesy of Andrés Carne de Res

The Food Menu

Andrés Carne de Res in Medellín has a huge 52-page menu of food and drinks. But in Chía near Bogotá, the menu is even bigger with 76 pages. This is bigger than the Cheesecake menu in the U.S.

This restaurant chain is well known for having very good very Colombian food and good steaks. And the new restaurant in Medellín has many food options on the menu.

Bacon-wrapped Filet Mignon steak with mushroom sauce and papas criollas

Bacon-wrapped Filet Mignon steak with mushroom sauce and papas criollas

The grill section of the menu is six pages long. And there are over 20 steaks on the menu ranging in price from 38,500 to 138,000 pesos. This includes two steaks imported from the U.S., a New York steak and a sirloin steak for 61,600 pesos each.

Also, from the grill are many chicken and pork dishes with prices ranging from 21,800 to 65,600 pesos. And there are nine hamburger and sandwich options on the menu priced from 15,000 to 33,600 pesos plus a hot-dog for 15,100 pesos.

The grill options come with one side with choices including French fries, papas criollas, a side salad or potato salad. I recommend the papas criollas – small fried-whole potatoes – which are delicate and really good.

In addition, there are seven pages of appetizers on the menu, which include a total of over 60 appetizers with prices ranging from 4,900 to 46,000 pesos. The appetizers include several Colombian favorites like empanadas, patacones, chicharrón (fried pork belly or fried pork rinds), plátanos and arepas.

Plus, there are 11 soups priced at 10,800 to 39,300 pesos, seven different salads for 13,400 to 31,800 pesos and five different cheese dishes for 19,400 to 55,100 pesos.

Salmon from the restaurant, photo courtesy of Andrés Carne de Res

Salmon from the restaurant, photo courtesy of Andrés Carne de Res

In addition, there are over 30 seafood and ceviche dishes on the menu priced from 22,100 to 54,600 pesos. Also, there are seven vegetarian options available for 16,100 to 23,600 pesos. And there are several breakfast options available for 4,100 to 12,000 pesos.

Also, there is a kid’s menu with 12 option with prices ranging from 10,700 to 18,600 peso.

Finally, there are over 30 different desserts on the menu priced at 8,900 to 127,800 pesos. Note the 127,800-peso dessert is a cake for 20-25 people. You can see the full Medellín menu in Spanish and English on the Andrés Carne website.

The bar inside Andrés Carne de Res in Medellín

The bar inside Andrés Carne de Res in Medellín

The Drink Menu

The drink menu is also large at Andrés Carne de Res. There are over 70 different liquors on the menu available by the bottle or shot. And there are 11 different beers on the menu priced from 10,000 to 13,500 pesos.

Also, there are over 40 different cocktails on the menu with prices ranging from 20,000 to 38,000 pesos.

Strawberry juice comes in a bowl

Strawberry juice comes in a bowl

For non-alcoholic beverages the menu includes many natural juices and lemonades for 8,000 to 13,950 pesos. Also, there are sodas, teas, waters, Red Bull and many other non-alcoholic options available.

How to Get to Andrés Carne de Res in Medellín

Andrés Carne de Res is located on the first floor in the Rio Sur mall/building, which is across the street from Oviedo mall in El Poblado.

The nearest Medellín metro station is Aquacatala on Line A, which is about a 15-minute walk from the Rio Sur building.

Taxis are another option to get to this restaurant in Medellín. Every taxi driver in Medellín will know where Oviedo mall is located, which is across the street (Avenida Poblado) from Rio Sur.

Also, it is normally relatively easy to catch taxis in front of Rio Sur when you leave.

Website: http://www.andrescarnederes.com/andres-medellin

Address: Carrera 43A # 6 Sur-26, El Poblado, Medellín

Hours: Noon to midnight, open later on Friday and Saturday

Andrés Carne de Res Medellín logo at the entrance

Andrés Carne de Res Medellín logo at the entrance

The Bottom Line: Andrés Carne de Res Opens in Medellín

Andrés Carne de Res is very popular in the Bogotá metro area, as it has some good food. But it’s more than a restaurant in metro Bogotá – it’s a restaurant that is also a night club with dance floors.

As I mentioned above, it’s one of my favorite restaurants in Bogotá. So, I am happy to see Andrés Carne de Res come to Medellín. Also, I expect that the new location in Medellín will become very popular.

However, the new Medellín location doesn’t have a much eclectic décor as you will find in the two biggest Andrés Carne locations in Chía and the Andrés D.C. location in Bogotá.

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7 thoughts on “Andrés Carne de Res: A Popular Bogotá Restaurant Opens in Medellín”

    1. Hi Jeff,

      We are going to be in Bogota and are debating between going to the original Andres in Chia vs the Andres DC in Bogota. We are staying in Bogota (Zona Rosa). Any thoughts on the differences between the two? Is it worth making the trek out the original Andres, or is the Andres DC pretty similar? Thanks in advance for your insights!

      • The Andrés in Chia is much larger and is impressive but it’s a long way to go. Andrés DC has the same food and has some similar decorations. So, I don’t think it’s worth going all the way to Chia.

    2. The food here looks amazing. It’s so funny they serve strawberry juice in a bowl.

    3. Hmm…the other reviews on this restaurant are mixed at best. They’re still new and working out the kinks but in the age of instant information, folks can be merciless. They’re getting some negative feedback mostly on customer service. I’m a little skittish about checking it out as a result. I can tolerate hit or miss dishes but having to constantly flag a server would defeat any positive experience. How was the service when you went Jeff?

      • I went once last week and again yesterday with friends and the service was good both times I went even though it was pretty busy. But it’s a big place. So, perhaps the service isn’t consistent with all the new staff they have in this new restaurant.

        The food was very good that I had and IMHO was comparable to what I experienced at Andrés D.C. in Bogotá and Andrés in Chía. But it has much less of the eclectic décor.

    4. Thanks, I really like Andres Carne de Res in Bogota so nice to see they finally opened in Medellin.

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