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Rocoto: A Popular Peruvian Restaurant in Medellín With Good Food - Medellin Guru
Rocoto is a popular Peruvian restaurant in Medellín located in El Poblado with very good ceviche and other seafood dishes due to having a Peruvian chef.

Rocoto: A Popular Peruvian Restaurant in Medellín With Good Food

Rocoto is a popular Peruvian restaurant in Medellín located in El Poblado with very good ceviche and other seafood dishes due to having a Peruvian chef.

This is my favorite Peruvian restaurants in Medellín. I have eaten at this restaurant several times and the service and food has been consistently good.

The owner of Rocoto is Colombian but the chef is Peruvian. So, this restaurant has some authentic Peruvian food in my experience and the dishes are well-prepared and well-presented.

In addition, this restaurant is located on a second-floor terrace in Provenza. Note the above photos are courtesy of Rocoto.

Inside Rocoto at night

Inside Rocoto at night

Lobster tail with tenderloin medallions and squid that is sautéed with vegetables, this is a huge dish that is meant to be shared

Lobster tail with tenderloin medallions and squid that is sautéed with vegetables, this is a huge dish that is meant to be shared

The Food Menu

Since this is a Peruvian restaurant, ceviche is a specialty. There are 10 different ceviche dishes on the menu are priced from 27,900 to 44,800 pesos. And there are three dishes that are Japanese style sashimi fish marinated with Peruvian flavors for 20,900 to 22,500 pesos.

Also, there are nine different fish and prawn dishes on the menu that are priced from 36,800 to 49,900 pesos.

And a house specialty is the surf and turf, which is a lobster tail, tenderloin medallions and squid that is sautéed with vegetables or French fries and is accompanied with rocoto or creamy coconut rice. This is huge dish that is meant to be shared and is market priced, which I recall was 159,000 pesos last time I had this dish at this restaurant with my Colombian wife.

The rocoto rice that comes with the lobster dish

The rocoto rice that comes with the lobster dish

In addition, there are three Peruvian causas dishes on the menu, which is mashed potatoes made with Peruvian peppers from 22,900 to 39,900 pesos. Also, there are 12 rice and pasta dishes from 32,900 to 43,900 pesos.

Furthermore, there are four beef options on the menu with prices ranging from 30,500 to 40,000 pesos. And there are 11 different appetizers on the menu priced from 10,500 to 36,900 pesos.

One of the desserts, photo courtesy of Rocoto

One of the desserts, photo courtesy of Rocoto

Finally, there are three desserts on the menu priced at 13,900 to 14,900 pesos.

The Drink Menu

Rocoto has a decent sized drink menu. There are six different beers for 8,000 to 10,000 pesos. And there are over 20 different cocktails prices from 17,500 to 24,500 pesos.

Also, there are several sangrias for 69,000 to 79,000 pesos per pitcher. And there are six different gin and tonics for 28,000 to 33,000 pesos.

In addition, there are over 25 liquors on the menu with prices from 90,000 to 310,000 pesos per bottle or 12,000 to 31,000 pesos per shot.

On the menu are many non-alcoholic drinks including sodas, teas, tonic water, waters lemonades and natural juices with prices from 4,000 to 20,000 pesos. Also, there are four coffee options for 3,500 to 5,500 pesos.

This restaurant is located about a 20-minute walk from the Poblado metro station

This restaurant is located about a 20-minute walk from the Poblado metro station

How to Get to Rocoto

Rocoto is located in Provenza in El Poblado. This restaurant is located about a 20-minute walk from the Medellín metro Poblado metro station on Line A. And it’s also about a 6-minute walk from Parque Lleras.

In addition, you can take a taxi from the Poblado metro station to Rocoto in Provenza, which will be about a minimum fare of 5,500 pesos.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/rocotorestaurante/

Address: Carrera 33 # 8A-15, Provenza in El Poblado

Phone: +57 311 8979

Hours: Monday to Saturday: Noon to 10:45 pm; Sunday: Noon to 4:45 pm.

The Best Seafood Restaurants in Medellín

On the Medellin Guru website we have looked at seven of the best seafood restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley:

  1. Donde Bupos – a popular seafood restaurant in El Poblado with excellent seafood.
  2. Rocoto – a popular Peruvian restaurant with very good ceviche and other seafood.
  3. Mistura – a popular chain of three Peruvian restaurants that are a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese food.
  4. El Barco – a hidden gem restaurant in Itagüí near Medellín with very good seafood.
  5. Kibuki – a chain of two Japanese – Peruvian restaurants with a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian food.
  6. Kuelap – a popular Peruvian restaurant in El Poblado good ceviche and other seafood.
  7. Lo Exquisito del Mar – a popular seafood restaurant in Medellín with good seafood.

Also, we included Rocoto in our list of the best seafood restaurants in Medellín.

The entrance to Rocoto, which is upstairs

The entrance to Rocoto, which is upstairs

The Bottom Line: Rocoto – A Popular Peruvian Restaurant in Medellín

Rocoto has some very good ceviche. So, it’s very popular in my experience. On the weekends this restaurant can get busy so we recommend reservations.

This is the first Peruvian restaurant we have looked at in Medellín. Medellín has some other good Peruvian restaurants and we plan to look at additional Peruvian restaurants in the city.

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3 thoughts on “Rocoto: A Popular Peruvian Restaurant in Medellín With Good Food”

    1. Amanda July 4, 2019

      Nice post. I agree that Rocoto has very good ceviche and it’s my favorite Peruvian restaurant in Medellin.

    2. There are about 15 Peruvian restaurants in Medellin and I rank Rocoto right at the top for their food. But one thing not mentioned is the traditional Pisco Sour that is so hard to find made correctly. I rank Rocoto´s Pisco Sour the best in Medellin.

      • Steve July 5, 2019

        Thanks Rich, Jeff, double trusted recommendations! That makes it a must go the next time we are in Medellin. Soon we hope.

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