Versalles is an Argentinian restaurant in Medellín located in El Centro that is popular with good empanadas plus a bakery and other good Argentinian food.
This restaurant is probably best known for its Argentinian empanadas. Versalles reportedly buys 50 lbs. of meat each day to produce 2,000 of its large empanadas daily. But the restaurant has many other things on the menu.
In addition, this restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Note the above photos are courtesy of Versalles.
History of Versalles
Versalles was founded by the Argentinian Leonardo Nieto on August 15, 1961. Also, Versalles started out as an ice cream and pastry shop and gradually became a popular restaurant and meeting point.
This restaurant was popular with the irreverent young people who shook the tranquility of Medellín in the sixties. In addition, it was popular with the first groups of university theater and the athletes of the cycling and athletics leagues of Antioquia.
This restaurant became a meeting point for those who enjoy Argentinian gastronomy, social gathering, football and tango. And it is considered an emblematic site located in the center of Medellín for more than half a century.
The Food Menu
Versalles has a variety of dishes on its menu. This restaurant is famous for its large empanadas that are priced at 3,500 pesos for Argentinian empanadas and 3,600 pesos for Chilean empanadas. And you can buy a box of five of the popular Argentinian empanadas for 16,900 pesos.
On the menu at Versalles you will find:
- 9 different meat dishes with prices from 19,500 to 35,900 pesos. The meat special is a Churrasco steak for 34,900 pesos.
- 4 fish and seafood dishes with prices from 14,800 to 27,800 pesos.
- 4 pasta dishes with prices from 15,500 to 21,600 pesos.
- 4 pizzas for 27,900 to 35,000 pesos.
- 3 rice dishes for 19,900 to 23,000 pesos
- 9 different sandwiches with prices from 8,200 to 13,000 pesos
Versalles is also open for breakfast and there are seven breakfast dishes on the menu with prices from 8,000 to 15,800 pesos.
Also, this restaurant is a bakery so there are several pastries on the menu with prices from 3,400 to 3,600 pesos. Finally, there are several desserts on the menu with prices from 3,600 to 8,900 pesos. And there are six different ice cream dishes for 5,900 to 8,900 pesos. In addition, you can buy cakes and other pastries to go from the bakery.
The Drink Menu
The drink menu at Versalles includes three beers for 4,200 to 5,600 pesos. Also, there are wines from Argentina and Chile available for 44,500 pesos per bottle. And there is house wine by the cup for 6,300 pesos.
In addition, there are several cocktails on the menu for 6,600 to 12,000 pesos. And there are shots of several different liquors for 4,000 to 8,800 pesos.
For non-alcoholic drinks there are natural juices for 4,800 to 5,200 pesos and sodas and teas for 3,000 to 3,200 pesos. Finally, there are several coffees on the menu for 2,000 to 7,000 pesos.
How to Get to Versalles
Versalles is located on Carrera 49 (Junín) in El Centro. This restaurant is easy to get to as it is located about a 5-minute walk from the Parque Berrio metro station on Line A of the Medellín metro.
Carrera 49 (Junín) is a pedestrian street in El Centro that all taxi and Uber drivers in the city will know.
Address: Carrera 49 # 53-39, El Centro, Medellín
Phone: +54 4 511 9146
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 7 am to 9 pm; Sunday: 8 am to 6 pm.
Payment accepted: Credit cards or cash
The Best Restaurants in El Centro in Medellín
We have looked a six of the best restaurants in El Centro in Medellín:
- Hacienda – a popular chain of Colombian restaurants with six locations in Medellín including one in El Centro.
- Pizzeria Centro – a hidden gem pizzeria in El Centro with excellent thin-crust pizzas.
- Hato Viejo – a chain of Colombian restaurants with four locations in Medellín including one in El Centro.
- Astor – a large Swiss café that is very popular and famous for its cakes, pastries and chocolates.
- Versalles – a popular Argentinian restaurant in El Centro that is best known for its large empanadas.
- Palazzetto D’Italía – a hidden gem Italian restaurant in El Centro.
We plan to look at more of the best restaurants located in El Centro in Medellín.
The Bottom Line: Versalles – A Popular Argentinian Restaurant in Medellín
Versalles is a popular restaurant in El Centro that I have been to many times. The Argentinian empanadas at this restaurant are very good and I have tried many other things on the menu that have also been good.
When I go to El Centro, my Colombian wife frequently asks me to bring home some empanadas from this restaurant and something from the bakery.
This restaurant is frequently filled with Colombians due to the good food and reasonable prices. And I rarely have seen foreigners in this restaurant.
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