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“It's not Lima but it's fabulous Peruvian cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Piqueo

Piqueo
Ranked #20 of 1,090 Restaurants in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1,000 - US$3,000
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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302 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“It's not Lima but it's fabulous Peruvian cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

At the end of three long days of negotiations in Medellin our hosts took us to this wonderful restaurant tucked into an old residential neighborhood in El Poblado. It's up a steep hill on a cul de sac that is this portion of Carrera 35 (be careful because Carrera 35 also runs south of here but isn't connected to this piece.) It's housed in an old Medellin villa; the furnishings are spare but it's airy and oh-so pleasant. The clientele dresses smartly though not formally. The atmosphere is very laid back and the music set the mood nicely.

The food is Peruvian and is excellent. Our large group had a variety of ceviche, octopus, prawns and then I had a main dish of Peruvian rice with fish cubes, Roquefort cheese, shrimp and mushrooms. We also enjoyed the locally-made 8-year-old Ron Medellin (Medellin Rum.) I don't usually drink rum but this was light, subtle and complemented the food marvelously.

I will definitely head back here when I'm in Medellin. I spent time in Lima and Northern Peru on business last year where the cuisine is among the world's finest. Piqueo in Medellin does it justice.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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JULIANA T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Piqueo, responded to this review, 18 April 2016
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Fort Lauderdale and Germany
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“really very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

go eat there... the food is really great...
it is a restaurant with the focus to offer you a nice dinner with good food and service... the restaurant is nice, nothing fashionable if you need to been seen go to other places...

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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JULIANA T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Piqueo, responded to this review, 18 April 2016
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Anderson, South Carolina
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Wonderful, best meal in Medellin.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

From the moment we entered, we were greeted with the kindest people. The service was excellent, the food was wonderful, and the restaurant was beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

Visited April 2013
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JULIANA T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Piqueo, responded to this review, 18 April 2016
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“The Diamond of Colombia (Not just Medellin - best in the whole country)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

I've been living in Colombia for a while now. Long enough to have visited several restaurants in not only Medellin where I live, but in Bogota, Cartagena, San Andres, Santa Marta, etc.

By and large I have found the reviews on TripAdvisor to be completely off. What people describe as incredible, I've found to be 'ok' at best. And these are the highest reviewed places.

Piqueo doesn't have a lot of reviews because I don't think any ex-pats know about it. It's very close to Satay and Carmen's. When you see the Yamaha dealership on the corner, you walk UP that hill. I capitalize UP because no one thinks anything is up there but apartments. I didn't until my Colombian neighbor told me about this place.

The service is excellent. I usually sit at the bar since I often go there alone. The staff is extremely friendly (hence why I go alone). A few days ago I had the pasta dish with the mariscos and tonight I had the langostinos mixtos. Excellent.

It's an old house they restored. It is very nice on the inside. Take clients, a date, adult family members, or celebrate a special occasion. I live close enough to walk, but there is a pretty fair amount of parking available.

The prices are mostly around mid 30.000 (pesos). There is seafood, steak, pastas, and of course ceviche. I had the brownie with ice cream last time. Also very good.

Personally, I think it's the best restaurant in Medellin. People are pretty well dressed in there. Not stuffy formal wear by any means, but not a t-shirt and sneaker crowd. Dress shirt with slacks or jeans. The gals definitely put some effort into getting dressed before showing up.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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JULIANA T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Piqueo, responded to this review, 18 April 2016
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Medellin, Colombia
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“Really fresh and flavorful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

Very good Peruvian food. Definitely recommend. They have something for everything. Tapas style starters were amazing.

Visited June 2012
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JULIANA T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Piqueo, responded to this review, 6 February 2015
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Agradecemos su comentario, es una gran motivación para seguir trabajando y entregar lo mejor, recuerde que para nosotros siempre es muy importante su opinión. ¡Te esperamos pronto!
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