Donde Bupos is a popular seafood restaurant located in El Poblado in Medellín with a big menu with very good and fresh seafood.

Finding quality seafood in Medellín can be a challenge and this is understandably so since the city is nowhere near the coast. But Donde Bupos is one of the best seafood restaurants in Medellín with fresh seafood that is cooked very well with good presentation and service.

I went to the restaurant for the first time recently for a late lunch with a Medellin Guru reader. And the restaurant was full of locals and business people. And I was surprised we were the only foreigners considering the very tasty seafood.

We were both impressed with this restaurant. Also I was surprised how good the seafood is and that I have lived over eight years in Medellín and never been to this restaurant before considering I really like seafood.

This is a family owned restaurant. And the couple that owns the restaurant are reportedly frequently there overseeing the restaurant and making recommendations to customers from the menu.

Note the above photos of four of the seafood dishes is courtesy of Donde Bupos.

Inside Donde Bupos

Inside Donde Bupos

The decorations in this restaurant are simple and the furniture is basic (plastic chairs) and then you are surprised by the very good seafood. And this restaurant has two rooms inside with tables and also a covered patio area with tables open to the outside.

Centolla real – King crab meat with shrimp, squid, fish and mushrooms in a special sauce, photo courtesy of Donde Bupos

Centolla real – King crab meat with shrimp, squid, fish and mushrooms in a special sauce, photo courtesy of Donde Bupos

The Food Menu at Donde Bupos

The menu at Donde Bumpos is in Spanish and English. The main dishes on the menu are seafood dishes and there is a big menu with over 45 different seafood dishes. The seafood dishes on the menu include:

  1. Pargo rojo – fried red snapper served with coconut rice, salad and plantains – 46,000 pesos.
  2. Trucha al ajillo – trout with garlic – 42,000 pesos.
  3. Trucha gratinada con camarones – trout au gratin with shrimp – 48,000 pesos.
  4. Atún aleta amarilla fresco – yellow fin tuna steak with coconut rice, salad and plantains – 58,000 pesos.
  5. Salmón bricket – pink salmon grilled with garlic butter – 58,000 pesos.
  6. Salmón nautilus – pink salmon grilled with butter, parsley, coriander and jerez – 58,000 pesos.
  7. Ahumado salmón  en salsa de quesos – pink salmon smoked in orange wood, service on linguine in cheese sauce – 67,000 pesos.
  8. Ahumado salmón en mantequilla – pink salmon smoked in orange wood, served in dill butter and pasta – 67,000 pesos.
  9. Seafood Casserole (Cazuela de mariscos) – casserole prepared with all kinds of shellfish, squid and fish – 55,000 pesos.
  10. Seafood Casserole (Cazuela de mariscos) in Coconut milk – casserole prepared with all kinds of shellfish, squid and fish in coconut milk – 55,000 pesos.
  11. Centolla real – King crab meat with shrimp, squid, fish and mushrooms in a special sauce – 59,000 pesos.
  12. Jaibas arrecif – red crab, au gratin served on coconut rice with fried yuca – 48,000 pesos.
  13. Cola de langosta gratin – Caribbean baby lobster tails au gratin – 79,000 pesos.
  14. Cola de langosta majagua – Caribbean baby lobster tails in coconut sauce – 79,000 pesos.
  15. Palitroques de cangrejo – crab sticks in cheese sauce, au gratin – 41,000 pesos.
  16. Cola de langosta a la brasa – Caribbean baby lobster tails with garlic butter – 79,000 pesos.
  17. Cola de langosta al curry – Caribbean baby lobster tails in curry sauce served with coconut rice and yuca – 79,000 pesos
  18. Pulpo a la brasa – grilled octopus with coconut rice and fried plantains – 65,000 pesos.
The trout au gratin with shrimp

The trout au gratin with shrimp

Also, there are 16 different fish fillet dishes priced from 42,000 to 56,000 pesos. And there are 12 different shrimp dishes priced at 60,000 pesos each.

In addition, there are 10 different mixed dishes, some are with several types of seafood and a few include meats with seafood that are priced from 43,000 to 79,000 pesos.

Also, there are five steak dishes on the menu priced at 46,000 to 48,000 pesos. And there are three chicken dishes priced at 43,000 pesos each.

Furthermore, there are 22 appetizers on the menu priced from 22,000 to 59,000 pesos. And there are four soups on the menu priced from 24,000 to 51,000 pesos.

One of the desserts

One of the desserts

Finally, there are five desserts on the menu that are each priced at 16,000 pesos.

The Drink Menu

Donde Bumpos has a relatively small drink menu with some beers and a selection of wines. Also, there is a selection of cocktails including margaritas.

Furthermore, there are several non-alcoholic drinks. These include natural juices, lemonades, sodas and water.

How to Get to Donde Bupos

Donde Bumpos is located in El Poblado on Avenida Poblado but far from the malls in El Poblado like Santafé and Oviedo. You get to this restaurant using the Medellín Metro. It’s located about a 15-minute walk from the Industriales metro station on Line A.

This restaurant is located in the Edificio Recife building but it’s located downstairs. Look for the sign in the following photo and there are stairs down to the restaurant.

Look for this sign

Look for this sign

Look for this entrance and the restaurant is downstairs

Look for this entrance and the restaurant is downstairs

In addition, taxis and Uber are other options to get to this restaurant. Just provide the driver the address below.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Restaurante-Donde-Bupos-123844344312621/

Address: Carrera 43A # 19-153, Edificio Recife, El Poblado

Phone: +54 381 7380

Hours: Monday to Saturday: Noon to 10 pm, Sunday: closed.

The Best Seafood Restaurants in Medellín

So far on the Medellin Guru website we have looked at four of the best seafood restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley:

  1. Donde Bupos – a popular seafood restaurant in El Poblado with excellent seafood.
  2. Rocoto – a popular Peruvian restaurant with very good ceviche and other seafood.
  3. El Barco – a hidden gem restaurant in Itagüí near Medellín with very good seafood.
  4. Lo Exquisito del Mar – a popular seafood restaurant in Medellín with good seafood.

We plan to look at other good seafood restaurants in the Medellín area including additional Peruvian restaurants with good seafood.

One of two inside dining rooms

One of two inside dining rooms

One of the lobster dishes at Donde Bupos

One of the lobster dishes at Donde Bupos

The Bottom Line: Donde Bupos

Donde Bupos is popular with Colombians and foreigners and it has some excellent seafood. If you like seafood, I highly recommend this restaurant. And I plan to return to try out more of the many seafood dishes on the menu.

In addition, we previously looked at El Barco in Itagüí and Lo Exquisito del Mar in Suramericana, which are two hidden gem seafood restaurants with very good seafood, which I also recommend.

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