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Mercado Municipal

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Carrera 8 No. 12-25, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
+57 8 7320229
13:00 - 21:00
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 13:00 - 22:00
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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely courtyard dining with a varied menu- we're veggie and we were impressed not only by the options available but by the quality of the food. Most places in town have prices that seem a little high for what you get but Mercado Municipal delivered so much more in terms of taste and creativity for about the same price. Highly... More 

1 Thank Ludlow880
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017

In a coloniall building, full of garden, you can find the best recepies for an extraordinary eating experience. Fully recommended

Thank Bibiana A
Clarksdale, Mississippi
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It is a very pretty restaurant, in a lovely courtyard, with a rather odd entrance through a bakery. It was comfortable and the service was excellent. The menu is rather wide ranging, trying a little too hard I think to be something for everyone. There's Colombian food, Asian food, Mexican, French, some kinds of fusiony stuff. In my experience it... More 

Thank Eric S
La Jolla, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I recently travelled to Colombia on vacation for 10 days, and spent 3 days in Villa de Leyva. Our host recommended this restaurant and we went twice!! The BBQ pork ribs were very flavorful and the meat fell off the bones. The second time, I indulged in a pizza which was delicious. The desserts look fabulous, although I did not... More 

Thank Laura S
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Mercado Municipal is by far the best restaurant in town. Please reserve in advance specially if you're visiting during a weekend. I had grilled octopus as starter with a local beer. As main dish, I had a tender slow cooked (12+ hours) baby pig with mash potatoes and wok vegetables. It was simply delicious! Great service and warm environment with... More 

Thank Diego O
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Nice restaurant situated in a courtyard a block off of the main plaza. Very nice ambiance. Some unique drinks, my girlfriend really liked the lavender gin fizz. They have a wood fired bread oven, and make puff bread. They cook the meats in a traditional earthen oven. The desserts are to die for, several great optionsl.

Thank ARP313
Bogota, Colombia
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Tasty food, hostile customer service, wont come back ever, expensive, desserts look very good till you try them.

Thank josearey79
Boston, MA
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Great reviews on TripAdvisor brought us here and we were pleased with our experience. The BBQ was delicious as were the empanadas and drinks. Lovely courtyard and nice ambiance. Service a little dicey--not sure who was waiting on us, forgot to bring us things, etc. The center of the courtyard has very pretty tables but they only opened them once... More 

Thank nicomaus
Lima, Peru
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97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

From the outside this doesn't look like anything special, in fact I'd assumed that this was some kind of village market. Step inside and you'll find a lovely courtyard restaurant offering a varied menu which includes grilled meats and pizzas. We had the lamb and the pork from the barbecue section of the menu. Both were nice enough although the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Entrance belies what lies beyond. Good portions of nice food in a pleasant environment, service a bit lumpy. The pastries, which you see on going in and looked appetising, were a big disappointment.

Thank gazinho

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 8 No. 12-25, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Boyaca Department  >  Villa de Leyva
  • Phone Number: +57 8 7320229
Slow food, wood fire ovens, rustic cuisine on a 1800 property with spectacular garden. Bakery, bar, child and dog friendly.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?