El Correo Carne y Vino y Amada is a steakhouse chain with three restaurants in Medellín, which are very popular. This restaurant chain has a nice ambience and some very good steaks and also good desserts.
In the United States, we’d call El Correo a steakhouse, but here in Colombia and South America it’s known as a parilla, a restaurant where grilled meats are served.
I like good steaks and several people have recommended this steakhouse chain to me. And I finally went recently for the first time and was impressed and even returned the following week. Service was excellent each time and the steaks were very good.
In addition, there is Wifi available in each restaurant in this steakhouse chain.
Note the above photo is the Angus T-Bone steak at El Correo, with a side of mushrooms and a side-salad.
History of El Correo Carne y Vino y Amada
El Correo actually started out as a pastry business. The first dream of the founders was a boutique pastry shop. The idea was to pay tribute to grandmother and her delicious dessert preparations.
So, the founders started out with pastries being made at home. And then in 2009, they opened their first pastry point of sale location in Medellín.
The second dream of the founders was to offer meat and wines. So, after a few years with the pastry business, they opened the first El Correo Carne y Vino y Amada in October 2012, which offers steaks, wines and desserts.
Since the first El Correo steakhouse opened in 2012, it has grown into a chain of three steakhouses in Medellín and one in Montería plus they have plans to open a steakhouse in Pereira. Also, they have an Amada pastry shop in El Tesoro mall.
The Food Menu
This restauratn has several options on the menu. Since it’s a steakhouse the specialties are dishes from the grill that include:
- Tomahawk (Certified Angus) – 249,900 pesos
- Bricksteak (Certified Angus) – 199,900 pesos
- Picanna steak (Certified Angus) – 189,900 pesos
- Entrañita (skirt) steak (Certified Angus) – 80,900 pesos
- Bistec steak (Certified Angus) – 69,900 pesos
- New York steak (Certified Angus) – 69,900 pesos
- Black Sterling steak – 62,900 pesos
- Black Bife steak – 48,900 pesos
- Black Baby steak – 52,900 pesos
- Tenderloin medellians– 44,900 pesos
- Baby beef – 44,900 pesos
- Mixto El Correo with tenderloin steak, pork loin and chicken breast – 41,900 pesos
- Surf and Turf – tenderloin steak with shrimp and octopus – 80,900 pesos
- Paillard thin cut loin – 37,900 pesos
- Blue Steak – tenderloin in blue cheese sauces and capers – 49,900 pesos
- Brown Steak – tenderloin in demiglace sauce with bacon and mushrooms – 49,900 pesos
- Pimienta Steak – tenderloin in pieces with three peppers and asparagus sauce – 49,900 pesos
- Pork ribs – 42,900 pesos
- Pork loin – 36,900 pesos (or half-order for 29,900 pesos)
- Lobster tails – seasonal and priced based on size
- Bravo – thick fillet of white fish – 44,900 pesos
- Salmon – 69,900 pesos
- Tuna – 44,000 pesos
- Smoked salmon – 69,900 pesos
- Octopus – 69,900 pesos
- Chicken breast – 36,900 pesos (or half-order for 29,900 pesos)
- Lemon chicken breast – 37,900 pesos
Each of the above dishes comes with the choice of one side dish from the following list: salad, sautéed vegetables, mushrooms, asparagus, potato soufflé, fries, gnocchi or macaroni cake.
Also, there are 23 different appetizers on the menu priced from 14,900 to 35,900 pesos each.
Finally, for dessert, there are 12 options on the menu with prices ranging from 13,900 to 14,900 pesos. Keep in mind that the founders of El Correo started out in the pastry business. So, it has some good desserts.
The Drink Menu
El Correo has a big selection on its drink menu. There are 11 different beers available for 7,500 to 10,900 pesos each. Also, there are about 100 different wines on the menu priced at 55,000 to over 200,000 pesos per bottle. And house wines by the glass are 18,900 to 21,900 pesos.
In addition, there are three different sangrias for 59,000 to 89,000 pesos per pitcher and seven different cocktails for 23,900 to 29,000 pesos. Also, the menu includes about 40 different liquors for 89,000 to 379,000 pesos per bottle or 3,900 to 39,900 per shot.
In addition, there are 20 non-alcoholic drinks on the drink menu including juices, lemonades, sodas, teas and water for 6,900 to 10,900 pesos each. Finally there are 11 different coffees on the drink menu.
How to Get to El Correo
El Correo Carne y Vino has three restaurants in Medellín:
- El Poblado – Carrera 32D #9-43, El Poblado (new location)
- Las Palmas – Indiana Mall at kilometer 17 on Las Palmas, locals 169 and 170.
- Laureles – Transversal 39B # 75-6
The El Poblado Calle 10 location of this restaurant is in Provenza. And it’s located across the street from the big El Corral hamburger place on Calle 10. Also, don’t confuse the similar names of El Corral with El Correo.
The Provenza restaurant location is about a 20-minute walk from the Medellín metro Poblado metro station on Line A.
In addition, El Correo has an Amada pastry shop selling desserts in El Tesoro mall. Also, El Correo has a restaurant in Montería located at Carrera 7 # 62B-07. And the steakhouse chain has plans to open another restaurant in Pereria.
Phone: +57 4 444 5387
Best Steakhouses in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
Steakhouses are popular in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley. And on the Medellin Guru website we have looked at 12 of the best steakhouses in the area:
- Lucio Carbon y Vino – a popular steakhouse in Envigado with very good steaks.
- Barbaro Cocina Primitiva – a popular steakhouse with two restaurants in Medellín with good steaks.
- El Correo Carne y Vino y Amada – a steakhouse chain with three restaurants in Medellín.
- San Carbon – reportedly the largest steakhouse in Medellín.
- Cambalanche – a popular Argentinian steakhouse in the Patio Bonito barrio of El Poblado.
- La Pampa – a chain with six Argentinian steakhouses in Medellín.
- Malevo – a popular Argentinian steakhouse in the Manila barrio of El Poblado.
- Voraz Restaurante – a popular steakhouse in Laureles.
- Toro Restaurante – another popular steakhouse in Laureles.
- La tRES uno – a small steakhouse in Envigado with good steaks.
- Black Pepper Steakhouse – a popular steakhouse in Envigado.
- Mama Santa Parrillada – arguably the best steakhouse in Sabaneta.
In addition, we included El Correo in our list of the 12 best steakhouses in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley.
The Bottom Line: El Correo
El Correo has some very good steaks. So, it’s a popular steakhouse chain in Medellín that has grown to three restaurants since the first one opened in 2012. And each location can get busy on the weekends.
The quality of the food and the service is excellent in my experience. So, if you are looking for a good steak El Correo is recommended.
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Editors note: updated on February 15, 2021 with updated menu options and prices.