Catalán is a popular restaurant and butcher shop in Sabaneta with good food and specializes in real ham, meats without additives and gluten free products.
I have lived in Sabaneta for nearly four years and buy meat products from this butcher shop and have eaten at this restaurant several times.
The meat in this butcher shop is top quality. And the food in the restaurant is very good with natural raised meats. Note the above photos are courtesy of Catalán. Also, we included Catalán in our list of the best restaurants in Sabaneta.
More About Catalán
For over 30 years, Catalán has taken care of their own pig and cattle genetics on their farms, feeding them with their own formulations, without supplying any kind of growth hormones. And their cattle are raised on pastures that only use organic fertilizer.
Several years ago, Catalán decided to make the ham that they dreamed of finding in Colombia. This is a real ham. The whole piece is massaged and does not pass through a mill, where it is commonly mixed with flours and chicken pastes. So, the hams at Catalán are pure meat.
All their products are gluten free, without the addition of monosodium glutamate. You can find Catalán products at some stores in Medellín such as PriceSmart and they have a small stand in the Viva Envigado mall.
In Sabaneta, they have a showroom that is butcher shop and also a restaurant, which reportedly opened in 2012.
The Food Menu at the Restaurant
Catalána in Sabaneta has several food options on the menu. There are several grilled items that are popular, including:
- Punta de Anca pork – 23,000 pesos
- Churrasco steak – 32,000 pesos
- Baby beef – 36,000 pesos
- Punta de Anca beef – 33,000 pesos
- Pork ribs with an option of sauces – 31,300 pesos
- Chicharron – 28,000 pesos
- Mixed grill for two people – 38,000 pesos
Each of the grilled dishes comes with a side dish of French fries, fried yuca, baked potato or mashed Creole potatoes.
Also, there seven additional platos principales dishes for 16,000 to 29,000 pesos. This includes a cooked to order burger for 24,000 pesos. And there is a codillo de cerdo (pork) dish, which is slow cooked for 48 hours with the meat falling off the bone for 29,000 pesos. And there is a chuleta con queso asado dish that is a pork chop dish with roasted cheese with ochuvas and fried yuca for 29,000 pesos.
In addition, there are four appetizers available for 7,500 to 12,000 pesos and a kid’s menu dish for 12,000 pesos. Finally, there are two desserts available for 10,000 and 12,000 pesos.
The Drink Menu
This restaurant/bar has a small number of drinks available, which aren’t listed on the menu. There are a few beers available. For example, the Corona beer costs 6,000 pesos. And there is a house wine available.
In addition, for non-alcoholic drinks there are sodas, juices, water and a few other drinks available.
How to Get to Catalán
One way to get to this restaurant/butcher shop is to take the Medellín metro Line A south to the Itagüí metro station where Mayorca mall is located. And the Itagüí station is only about 9 minutes on the metro from the Poblado metro station.
From Itagüí station/Mayorca mall it is a minimum fare 5,600 peso taxi to this restaurant/butcher shop.
Address: Carrera 43A # 61Sur-15, Sabaneta
Phone: +57 4 448 4830
Hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00 am to 9:00 pm and the restaurant isn’t open in the mornings but the butcher shop is open in the mornings.
Ordering Meat Products for Delivery
Catalán also offers domicilio (delivery) services for their meat products if you want to buy meat products for your home. You can see all their meat products on the Catalán website online.
For orders in Medellín, Sabaneta, Itaguí, La Estrella and Envigado (does not include Las Palmas), they have free shipping for purchases over 80,000 pesos. Otherwise it will cost 5,000 pesos.
Also, they offer free shipping to Bogotá, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena and Pereira for cold meats purchases of over 80,000 pesos.
The Bottom Line: Catalán – A Popular Restaurant and Butcher Shop in Sabaneta
Catalán is a popular restaurant and butcher shop in Sabaneta for a good reason. It has very good naturally raised meats and real hams. I highly recommend this butcher shop.
The food in the restaurant is also good. I definitely recommend the codillo de cerdo (pork) dish, which is slow cooked for 48 hours and the meat falls off the bone.
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