La Doctora is steakhouse with two locations in Sabaneta and Envigado that is popular with locals and it has some good steaks, ribs and fish. La Doctora is known as a parilla, which is a restaurant where grilled-meats are served.
This restaurant is a favorite of the locals in Sabaneta and Envigado. The food is good and the potions are huge. Also, on the weekends they tend to have live entertainment at night. This is a no-frills casual restaurant that is popular with couples and families.
The Sabaneta location of La Doctora is the oldest and opened in 1983. In addition, this chain of two restaurants takes reservations. Also, they can provide special decorations on your table for a special event such as a birthday or anniversary.
Note the above photos are courtesy of La Doctora.
The Food Menu
La Doctora has many options on the menu. Since it’s a steakhouse, the specialties are dishes from the grill, which include:
- Punta de Anca 400 grams – 37,200 pesos
- Punta de Anca 250 grams – 28,500 pesos
- Solomito La Doctora – 39,900 pesos
- Solomito Encebollado – 39,900 pesos
- Lomito Arriero – 39,900 pesos
- Pepper Steak – 39,900 pesos
- Filet Mignon – 39,900 pesos
- Sterling – 38,900 pesos
- Entrecote – 40,900 pesos
- Beef Chorizo – 35,500 pesos
- La Doctora Ribs – 34,900 pesos
- Churrasco – 35,500 pesos
- Hamburger – 18,900 pesos
- Chicken breast – 29,500 pesos
- Pork – four options for 26,3300 to 33,800 pesos
Also, there are several typical Colombian dishes on the menu, including:
- Bandeja Tipica – 27,900 pesos
- Cazuela de Frijoles – 22,500 pesos
- Sancocho soup – 24,500 pesos (only available on Sunday and holidays)
In addition, this restaurant is known for having some good fish with 10 fish dishes on the menu priced from 24,900 to 41,900 pesos.
Also, on the menu are 11 different appetizers priced from 5,200 to 28,000 pesos. And there are four soups for 8,700 peso each. Plus, there are two items on the children’s menu for 10,500 pesos each.
Finally, there are three desserts on the menu. But I seem to never have room for dessert at this restaurant.
The Drink Menu
This restaurant has a relatively small drink menu. The drink menu includes 10 different beers for 5,500 to 8,200 pesos. Also, sangria is available for 52,900 pesos per pitcher.
Also, there are five cocktails for 10,500 to 16,500 pesos. And there are eight different wines for 66,000 to 73,000 pesos.
Furthermore, there are 12 liquors on the menu with shots priced from 4,500 to 15,500 pesos or by the bottle priced from 66,000 to 340,000 pesos.
Finally, for non-alcoholic drinks there are sodas, water and tea, natural juices and lemonades with prices ranging from 3,800 to 7,500 pesos.
How to Get to La Doctora
La Doctora has two locations in Sabaneta and Envigado. The Sabaneta location is about a 12-minute walk from the La Estrella metro station on Line A. Or it’s about an 18-minute walk from the Sabaneta metro station. Also, it’s about a 10-minute walk from Parque Sabaneta.
And the Envigado location of La Doctora is in the Calle de la Buena Mesa area of Envigado, which is located about a 15-minute walk from the Ayurá metro station on Line A.
In addition, you could travel via taxi to either location of this restaurant from your location in the metro area. Just provide the taxi driver one of the addresses below.
- Sabaneta: Calle 75B Sur # 40-20, Tel. +57 4 288 3466
- Envigado: Carrera 44A # 30 Sur-32, Tel. +57 4 276 9041
Hours: Sabaneta – Monday to Saturday: Noon to midnight; Sunday and holidays: Noon to 10:00 pm. Envigado – Monday to Thursday and Sunday: Noon to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday: Noon to midnight.
Payment accepted: Credit cards or cash
The Bottom Line: La Doctora – A Popular Steakhouse in Sabaneta and Envigado
La Doctora is a popular steakhouse with two locations in Sabaneta and Envigado. On the weekends there is usually some entertainment and both locations can be a bit crowded.
I have been to the Sabaneta location of this restaurant several times and the food has been consistently good. Also, I have been to the Envigado location a few times where the food is the same quality as the Sabaneta location.
The biggest competition for this restaurant in Sabaneta is Mama Santa Parrillada, which is another popular steakhouse in Sabaneta.
In my experience, both locations of La Doctora are normally the busiest on the weekends when they are typically filled with local Colombians who know the food is good.
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Nice article, I agree that La Doctora has some good food and they do a good job of cooking steaks to order.
I think I need to give this place another try since it mostly gets good reviews. My one experience wasn’t very good. I ordered a hamburger since I wasn’t that hungry. Being relatively new to Colombia, I forgot about a few things… like the bacon is nothing like in the US. It’s much thicker and half-cooked. Not saying it’s a bad thing, but my taste buds aren’t accustomed to it. So, I removed the bacon. Then the white cheese. I was never fond of it and can’t figure out why it seems to be the national obsession. I peeled that off. I was left with a bare burger. I took one bite and that was it. It was incredibly salty, unlike many dishes I’ve had here. I couldn’t eat it.
That’s all I have to judge them by. I’m not a big meat eater and wouldn’t have gone there except for a friend. How is the fish?
I always get the steaks but my Colombian wife has ordered a few of the fish dishes and said they were good.