La Hija de Stella is a very popular Colombian restaurant in Sabaneta with good food. This restaurant serves traditional Colombian dishes (comida tipica).
La Hija de Stella is Spanish for “Stella’s Daughter”. In addition, this restaurant is currently the second highest rated restaurant located in Sabaneta on TripAdvisor.
This restaurant is popular with locals in Sabaneta and a few foreigners that have discovered it due to having some very good Colombian food. And I have eaten at this restaurant several times and the food and service has always been very good.
Note three of the above four photos are courtesy of La Hija de Stella.
The Food Menu
This restaurant specializes in comida típica – traditional Colombian dishes. But a few of the typical Colombian dishes are only available on the weekend.
The following four dishes are only available on the weekends:
- Bandeja Paisa for 26,000 pesos
- Sancocho soup for 18,500 pesos
- Mondongo soup for 15,000 pesos
- Frijoles (beans) with chicharrón (pork rind) for 20,000 pesos
There are several other Colombian dishes on menu including several chicken, steak and ribs dishes with prices ranging from 10,000 to 36,000 pesos.
This restaurant also specializes in the “Picada Clasica” which is a combination of blood sausage, sausage (chorizo), pork rind (chicharrón), arepas, patacón and hogao sauce. Picada clasica is priced from 12,500 pesos for one person to 95,000 pesos for 10 people.
In addition, with the picada clasica you can change out the sausages for ribs and also add additional portions.
Also, on the menu are five different appetizers priced from 3,000 to 7,500 pesos.
Finally, there are eight different 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 eight different beers for 4,500 to 7,000 pesos. And there are pitchers of rafajo (beer mixed with Colombiana soda) available for 13,000 pesos for a half pitcher and 23,000 pesos for a pitcher. Also, there are three wines available by the cup for 7,000 pesos.
In addition, there are several liquors on the menu with shots priced from 7,000 to 15,000 pesos or by the bottle priced from 62,000 to 85,000 pesos.
Finally, for non-alcoholic drinks there are sodas, water and tea with prices ranging from 2,000 to 3,500 pesos.
How to Get to La Hija de Stella
This restaurant is located in Sabaneta and is within walking distance from two Medellín metro stations.
The restaurant is located 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.
In addition, you could travel via taxi to this restaurant from your location in the metro area. Just provide the taxi driver the address below.
Address: Carrera 46 # 75 Sur-254, Sabaneta
Phone: +57 4 277 0953
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Friday: 5:00 pm to 11:30 pm; Saturday: Noon to 11:30 pm; Sunday and Holidays: Noon to 10:00 pm.
The Best Colombian Food (Comida Típica) in Medellín
On the Medellin Guru site we have looked at eight of the best Colombian food restaurants in the Medellín metro area with good comida típica – traditional Colombian dishes:
- El Rancherito (with nine locations)
- Hacienda (with six locations)
- Hato Viejo (with four locations)
- Mondongo’s (with two locations)
- El Viejo John (with one location in Sabaneta)
- Ajiacos y Mondongos (with one location)
- La Hija de Stella (with one location in Sabaneta)
- El Peregrino (with one location in Sabaneta)
The Bottom Line – La Hija de Stella in Sabaneta
La Hija de Stella has some very good Colombian food. So. it’s quite popular. I really like the food at this restaurant. And I have been there several times since I discovered it late last year.
The biggest competition for this restaurant in Sabaneta is El Viejo John, which is a popular Colombian restaurant located near Parque Sabaneta. Both La Hija de Stella and El Viejo John have good Colombian food.
In my experience, La Hija de Stella is normally the busiest on the weekends when it is typically filled with local Colombians who know the food is good. Also, this restaurant has a few more comida tipica options available on the menu on the weekends.
If you are looking for a place in Sabaneta with very good Colombian dishes, La Hija de Stella is recommended.
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Thanks, a friend lives in an apartment near this restaurant in Sabaneta and I agree that it has good food.
Does anybody have a favorite spot for Chicharron? Years ago I had the good fortune to eat a superb slice of Chicharron. Ever since then I’ve been chasing and it hasn’t been easy. When properly washed and prepared in fresh oil Chicharron can be sooo good but I find that the quality varies a great deal. The photo above shows what looks like a pretty decent slice.
Try Donde Gloria’s in Envigado for Chicharron and Morcilla. Just up the hill a bit from Parque Envigado on Cl 37 Sur.
Thank you for your article on La Hija se Stella restaurant. I’m sure many expats drew some new knowledge from your review of this place and type of food. Where they did not draw accurate information, though, was from the fact that calling this a Colombian restaurant is highly inaccurate and misleading. Please understand that to Colombians, cultural and regional differences are of huge importance and part of their identity. Therefore, the restaurant you reviewed should NOT be called a Colombian restaurant, rather a popular Paisa food restaurant. Big difference.
Your presentation continues to cement misperceptions and misunderstandings about Colombian food. Given that Colombian cuisine is unquestionally varied and rich, this article gives a very inaccurate window into what Colombian cuisine is. It’s like me going to Prejens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and then writing an article about it calling it an American restaurant. It’s not an American restaurant, it’s a regional Cajun restaurant, just as La Hija de Stella is a regional peasant Paisa restaurant.
The reason I am compelled to post a response to your article is that expats continue to exhibit tremendous ignorance when it comes to Colombian cuisine, and your article only helps to spread this inaccurate portrayal of it. Tourists who visit Colombia and stay a limited time without the chance to explore it further, put their trust in your article unknowingly receiving inaccurate informations.
Thank you for allowing me to comment.
Sorry to be consistent with TripAdvisor, need to categorize this type of restaurant on this website as Colombian. Also, no restaurant review site in English I am aware of granulizes restaurant types in Colombia down to region of Colombia. Also, to do so would require many additional categories added to this site, which would be on every page due to the design, which would take away from the site. It was already enough adding over 20 different restaurant categories.
Also, many of the Colombian dishes you find at La Hija se Stella you can find in restaurants throughout Colombia like Bandeja Paisa, Sancocho soup and Mondongo soup. Bandeja Paisa is a traditional Colombian dish originally from Colombia’s Antioquia region. But Sancocho and Mondongo are from all over Colombia.