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El Mercado del Rio

Calle 24 48-28 | Villa Carlota - El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
+57 4 2611584
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (5 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mexican, American, Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Fast food, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Sushi, European, Spanish, Delicatessen, Wine Bar, Gastropub, Middle Eastern, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle 24 48-28 | Villa Carlota - El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overrated and pricey. Yes, you get a variety but it’s over priced. Don’t make a special visit. Dine in a restaurant in Poblado.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This reminded me of a ponce city market in Atlanta. Lots of different food stalls with tons of options. Highly recommend stopping here if you’re at the museum nearby, or you just have a free afternoon and want to stuff your face!

Thank snv123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of options to eat, drink and have a nice time. Very nice place. I tried “la olla atómica”, good place to eat arepas.

Thank Ana N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended to us by our toucan cafe/tour guide after the graffiti tour. This is a one stop show for everything you may be craving. Everything looked amazing. We had a pitcher of sangria (from the restaurant that was covered in wine bottles), some sushi,...More

Thank Leah M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

El Mercado del Rio is a fantastic collection of eating and drinking options under the classic roof of an old car barn - part of the old train station. No matter what your craving you'll find it there. I had a delicious seafood paella. Others...More

Thank JSTrip_77
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

So far the best place to go with friends. There's plenty of variety of food with lots of restaurants and pubs. Chairs and tables everywhere. It could work for having a drink, dinner or lunch.

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I've been there a few times. Even if you just want to have coffee and people watch, read the paper. Relax. Will go there again. Prices are Ok. lots of choices.

Thank Cecilia A
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Medellin's Mercado del Rio, (River Market), built at the old train station, is an extravaganza of food tiendas, 37 shops in all, in the heart of Medellin. Next door to the BancColombia building, Mercado has become 'The' lunch spot for thousands of workers within an...More

Thank WriterBy
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I have been there on different days of the week, midday and evening/night and there always seems to be a nice atmosphere there. There are excellent choices for food and Sinko makes a pretty good cocktail on ground floor.

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Thank m0jito
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Great place with a casual upscale vibe. Has a lot of quality food options with coffee, dessert and bar places thrown it to make it an extended visit location.

Thank Carl W
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Questions & Answers
Julian C
24 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Mau151 | Property representative |
Hola Julián: El Mercado Del Río está abierto todos los días, inclusive 1 de enero. Saludos
22 February 2017|
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Response from Mau151 | Property representative |
Yes. You can buy a bottle of wine or by glass and drink it wherever you choose to have your small plates or bites! Welcome to El Mercado del Rio
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 24 48-28 | Villa Carlota - El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: +57 4 2611584
  • E-mail
Food Market in the middle of town for having and sharing the best moments in life with friends, family, food, drinks and joy. Every day is an opportunity to get out and experience new pleasures with the best quality, flavor and atmosphere to share with your loved ones. Enjoy sports games, soccer matches and music videos in 4K LCD TVs and a 208" central big screen. Live music on weekends nights. Italian, American, Origin, Oriental, European, Spanish, Arabic food with a Central Draft Beer Store and a Wine Shop all created for sharing.
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