La Octava Maravilla Mirador is a popular restaurant in Sabaneta located high up the hills in Sabaneta with an amazing view of Medellín and the Aburrá Valley.
La Octava Maravilla Mirador means “The Eighth Wonder Lookout”. In addition, La Octava Marvilla is a hidden gem, which hasn’t yet been discovered by many foreigners. Also, many Colombians in the Medellín area I have talked to don’t know about this restaurant with a view in Sabaneta.
This restaurant offers an amazing view of the entire Aburrá Valley from high up the hills of Sabaneta, which is located in the southern part of the Aburrá Valley.
We have looked at seven of the best panoramic views in Medellín. And La Octava Maravilla is one of the locations with a fantastic panoramic view.
The Food Menu
La Octava Maravilla has a relatively small food menu, which are mainly grilled items.
- Punta de Anca steak 300 grams – 32,000 pesos
- Churrasco steak 300 grams – 32,000 pesos
- BBQ ribs – 32,000 pesos
- Chicken breast 300 grams – 30,000 pesos
- Chuzo de Pollo 320 grams – 22,000 pesos
- Maravilla hamburger – 24,000 pesos
Also, on Sundays this restaurant has Bandaja Paisa available.
In addition, there are several Colombian style appetizers on the menu, including
- Picada Octava Maravilla with beef, pork, ribs, chicharron, empanadas, arepas, potatoes and tomatoes – 95,000 pesos
- Chorizo 400 grams – 20,000 pesos
- Chicharron 400 grams – 20,000 pesos
- Empanadas (8) – 12,000 pesos
- Mixed Patacon – 23,000 pesos
- Patacon portion with Hogao sauce (Colombian Creole sauce) (6) – 9,000 pesos
- Arepas with Hogao sauce (8) – 9,000 pesos
- Arepa de Chocolo with quesito – 8,000 pesos
Finally, there is a children’s menu with two options for 18,000 pesos each.
The Drink Menu
This restaurant has a decent sized drink menu. The drink menu includes several beers for 10,000 to 14,000 pesos. Also, there are three types of sangria are available for 90,000 to 140,000 pesos per pitcher. And there are two wines on the menu for 70,000 pesos per bottle.
In addition, there are over 10 liquors on the menu priced from 90,000 to 350,000 pesos per bottle. Also, some cocktails such as margaritas are available.
Furthermore, there is hot chocolate on the menu that comes in a large cup priced at 6,000 pesos or 8,000 pesos with cheese, which is something good with the cool temperatures this high up.
Finally, for non-alcoholic drinks there are sodas, water, Gatorade, tea, natural juices and lemonades with prices ranging from 3,000 to 12,000 pesos.
How to Get to La Octava Maravilla
La Octava Maravilla Mirador is located high up the hills of Sabaneta to the east. One way to get to this restaurant is via the Medellín metro. If using the metro, take the A line to the Sabaneta metro station.
From the Sabaneta metro station, you can catch a taxi to the restaurant. Also, one of the metro bus routes from the metro station goes up the hills and passes by La Octava Maravilla. So, you could take a metro bus from the metro stations. Ask the driver for the correct bus.
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.
At the restaurant there is parking available. Also, the restaurant can call a taxi for you when you are ready to leave.
Address: Calle 63 B Sur Carrera 32, Sabaneta
Phone: +57 318 4335 150
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 4:00 pm to 1:00 am; Sunday: 1:00 pm to 1:00 am; open every day of the year.
Payment accepted: Cash only.
The Bottom Line: La Octava Maravilla – A Restaurant with a View in Sabaneta
La Octava Marvilla Mirador has an amazing view of Medellín and the Aburrá Valley. In my opinion, the view from this restaurant is better than the views from the two Las Palmas Miradors.
Also, this is a restaurant that has better food and drinks than the street food and drinks available at the two Las Palmas Miradors. Also, unlike the two Las Palmas Miradors, La Octava Maravilla Mirador is a restaurant with a roof if it rains.
Furthermore, this restaurant in Sabaneta has the best view out of all the restaurants I have been to in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley over the past 8+ years.
Surprisingly La Octava Marvilla hasn’t been discovered by many foreigners. The few times I have gone to this restaurant there were no other foreigners in the restaurant. And the waiters I talked to told me that rarely do foreigners visit this restaurant.
Also, keep in mind it gets chilly where this restaurant is located, high up the hills in Sabaneta. So, dress appropriately.
The bottom line is this is a hidden gem restaurant with an amazing nighttime view of Medellín and the Aburrá Valley. So, we highly recommend La Octava Marvilla Mirador in Sabaneta for the views.
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