Guadalupe Restaurante Mexicana is a hidden gem Mexican restaurant with two locations in Bello and one in Medellín that is popular with locals and has very good Mexican food.
Guadalupe is not Mexican-owned, it’s Colombian-owned but this chain of three restaurants has some good tasting Mexican food.
I am originally from Texas, so good Mexican food was a part of my life there and I like authentic Mexican food. But much of the Mexican food in Medellín isn’t very authentic. For example, I am sorry but BBQ sauce doesn’t belong on a burrito. But I have seen this at some of the Mexican restaurants in Medellín.
Guadalupe was recommended to me a while ago by a friend living a Bello and also recently recommended by two readers of Medellín Guru. And I finally went to try out this restaurant recently and was impressed.
Guadalupe tries to provide an authentic Mexican experience and succeeds in the presentation and it has some very good food in my experience.
The service at this restaurant is attentive and extremely polite. And at the end of the meal, they bring you the check in a small decorated wooden box, for a final touch of Mexican culture.
Note the above photos of tacos, flautas, prawn skewers and fish tacos is courtesy of Guadalupe.
The Food Menu
Guadalupe Restaurante Mexicana has several traditional Mexican food options on the menu including:
- 4 different types of tacos dishes (with three tacos) for 13,900 to 18,900 pesos.
- Enchiladas (3) for 12,900 pesos.
- Quesadilla for 13,900 pesos.
- Chimichanga for 13,900 pesos.
- Burrito for 13,900 pesos.
- Flautas (4) for 13,900 pesos.
In addition, there are 11 other Mexican meat, chicken and seafood dishes on the menu with prices that range from 14,900 to 24,900 pesos. Also, there are a few seafood dishes on the menu for 35,900 to 45,900 pesos.
Furthermore, the restaurant has eight different appetizers on the menu for 13,900 to 25,900 pesos. And there is a kid’s dish (chicken nuggets) for 12,900 pesos.
Also, Guadalupe has four sauces available ranging from mild to spicy hot. And the spicy hot sauce is pretty good but I like even spicier sauces.
The Drink Menu
Guadalupe has a relatively small drink menu. There are several beers on the menu for 6,000 to 8,000 pesos. Also, sangria is available for 45,900 pesos per pitcher.
In addition, there are a few types of margaritas on the menu for 13,900 to 19,900 pesos each. And there are few other cocktails for 13,900 to 19,900 pesos each.
Finally, for non-alcoholic drinks they have juices, sodas and malted drinks for 4,500 to 8,000 pesos.
How to Get to Guadalupe
Guadalupe has two restaurants in Bello and one in Medellín with the addresses listed below:
- Bello – Calle 55 # 52-27, opened about three years ago.
- Bello – Carrera 55 # 24A-06, opened about 1.5 years ago.
- Belén, Medellín – Carrera 76 # 32-128, opened in June 2018.
All three restaurants are accessible via the Medellín Metro.
The first listed location in Bello is about a five-minute walk from Parque Bello where the beautiful Iglesia Nuestra Señora del Rosario church is located. And Parque Bello is about a 10-minute walk from the Bello metro station on Line A. Or you could take a minimum fare 5,500-peso taxi from the metro station to Guadalupe restaurant.
The second listed location in Bello is about a 10-minute walk from the Madera metro station on Line A.
Also, the Guadalupe location in Belén is two blocks from Parque Belén, which is about a five-minute walk from the Parque Belén station on the Metroplus Line 1 or Line 2.
Another option to get to one of these three restaurants is via taxi or Uber. Just provide the driver one of the addresses above.
Phone: +57 4 448 8958
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm; Monday: closed.
The Best Mexican Restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
On the Medellin Guru website, we have looked at nine of the best Mexican restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley:
- Delirio Exquisito – a popular Mexican-Asian fusion restaurant in Medellín with some very good and creative food.
- El Sombrero – a Mexican-owned restaurant located in Sabaneta that has good and authentic Mexican food.
- Guadalupe – a hidden gem Mexican restaurant chain with two locations in Bello and one in Medellín with good Mexican food.
- Agua Fresca – a new Mexican restaurant in El Poblado, with a Mexican chef.
- El Guero – a chain of three Mexican restaurants in Medellín with good food.
- Tepito Tacos y Tequila – a popular Mexican restaurant in Envigado with good Mexican food.
- La Bronca – a popular restaurant/bar in El Poblado with good Mexican food.
- Milagros – a popular chain of six Mexican restaurants in Medellín with good food.
- Orale! – a Mexican-owned restaurant in Medellín with authentic Mexican food.
Also, we included Guadalupe in our list of the best Mexican restaurants in Medellín.
The Bottom Line: Guadalupe – A Hidden Gem Mexican Restaurant Chain
Guadalupe is a hidden gem Mexican restaurant chain, which hasn’t been discovered by many foreigners as it has two locations in Bello and one in Belén. None of the three locations are in popular neighborhoods for foreigners like El Poblado or Laureles.
The Guadalupe restaurant chain is very popular with locals and sometimes these restaurants even have a long line waiting for a table, particularly on popular evenings like Friday and Saturday. I enjoyed the food at this restaurant and I plan to return to try other things on the menu.
The bottom line is that this restaurant chain has a nice presentation and good food. In addition, it’s less expensive than many other Mexican restaurants in the Medellín metro area.
I am originally from Texas and when I first moved to Medellín, one thing I missed was good Mexican food. Medellín has many Mexican restaurants but most of these are not very good in my opinion, as they don’t have authentic Mexican food.
But I later discovered that there are some good Mexican restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley. And we have covered some of the best Mexican restaurants in Medellín on this website and plan to cover a few more.
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