Malevo is an Argentinian steakhouse in the Manila barrio of El Poblado, which is a very popular steakhouse. This restaurant has a nice ambience and some very good steaks and also good desserts.
In the United States, we’d call Melevo a steakhouse, but here in Colombia and South America it’s known as a parilla, a restaurant where grilled meats are served.
The owner and head chef of Melevo is from Argentina. And the restaurant serves only Argentinian cuisine with no fusion of Colombian food. The recipes for everything in the restaurant reportedly only come from Argentina.
The restaurant is located in a quaint house in the Manila barrio. It’s packed with Argentinian books, antique knives, historical art and a collection of guampas and bombillas (gourds and metal straws), which are used to drink mate, a traditional drink in Argentina.
They also have free Wi-Fi available. Note the above photo of steaks at Malevo is courtesy of Melevo.
In addition, most of the beef used in the restaurant is Colombian grass-fed beef with a few cuts that are imported. But the cuts are Argentinian such as cuadril, ojo and vacío. And the meat is cooked with a charcoal grill.
I have eaten at Malevo many times over the past several years. This steakhouse has very good steaks and the service has always been good in my experience.
The Food Menu
Malevo has several options on the menu. Since it’s a steakhouse the specialties are dishes from the grill that include:
- Imported from the U.S. Entrañita (skirt) steak (300 grams) – 82,000 pesos
- Imported from the U.S. tira de asado steak (500 grams) – 69,900 pesos
- Imported tira de cuadril steak (300 grams) – 69,900 pesos
- Chorizo steak (300 grams) – 38,000 pesos
- Steak with bone (300 grams) – 38,000 pesos
- Ojo steak (300 grams) – 38,000 pesos
- Lomo steak (300 grams) – 41,000 pesos
- Cuadril steak (300 grams – 38,000 pesos
- Pork ribs (300 grams) – 43,000 pesos
- Pork chops – 36,000 pesos
- A plate of various sausages to share – 54,000 pesos
They also have a three-course meal where you pick a starter, a main and a dessert out of four possibilities of each.
If you aren’t looking for a steak, Malevo offers Argentinian pasta sorrentino. Unlike ravioli, sorrentinos are larger, round, plump and overstuffed. There are three different sorrentino pasta dishes on the menu are priced at 29,000 to 35,000 pesos. And there are three other pasta dishes for 28,000 to 32,000 pesos each.
In addition, there are four other dishes on the menu: three with meat, cheese and sauces and one with salmon that are priced for 36,000 to 43,000 pesos.
Also, there are 10 different appetizers on the menu priced from 6,000 to 23,000 pesos each. The empanadas for 6,000 pesos are a good start for a dinner. And there is a kid’s menu with three options priced from 20,000 to 24,000 pesos.
Finally, for dessert, there are 12 different options on the menu with prices ranging from 9,000 to 30,000 pesos. I really like the “tentación de chocolate” dessert, which is a bittersweet chocolate with passionfruit sorbet.
The Drink Menu
Malevo has a decent-sized drink menu. There are three different beers available for 5,500 to 9,000 pesos each. Also, there are over 30 different wines on the menu priced at 51,000 to 240,000 pesos per bottle. And house wine is 14,000 pesos per cup but it isn’t very memorable.
In addition, there are three different sangrias for 68,000 pesos per pitcher and 10 different cocktails for 17,000 to 20,000 pesos. Also, the menu includes 10 different liquors for 10,000 to 20,000 per shot.
Finally, there are several non-alcoholic drinks on the drink menu including juices, lemonades, sodas and water for 5,000 to 8,000 pesos each.
How to Get to Malevo
Malevo is located in the Manila barrio of El Poblado. The nearest Medellín Metro station is the Poblado station on the A Line. And this restaurant is located less than a 10-minute walk from the Poblado metro station.
In addition, this steakhouse is within walking distance from Parque Lleras and Parque Poblado in El Poblado.
Taxis are another option to get to Malevo, just provide the address below.
Address: Calle 11A #43E-32, El Poblado, Medellín
Telephone: +57 4 580 2150
Hours: Noon to 3 pm and 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
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.
- La Pampa – a chain with six Argentinian steakhouses in Medellín.
- Cambalanche – a popular Argentinian steakhouse in the Patio Bonito barrio of El Poblado.
- 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 Malevo in our list of the 12 best steakhouses in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley.
The Bottom Line: Malevo
I am a big fan of Argentinian steak places, especially after eating at several Argentinian steak places in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Malevo has some good Argentinian-style steaks. So, it’s a popular steakhouse in Medellín, which many expats have discovered since it’s located in El Poblado.
The quality of the food and the service is very good in my experience. So, if you are looking for a good Argentinian-style steak, Malevo is recommended. In addition, on Saturdays they have live music.
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