Restaurants in Popayán

Besides the local specialties at Mora Castilla and phenomenal meal at Hotel Camino Real, we found a good variety of Colombian and international restaurants in Popayán.

 

El Monito

Our first meal was a simple yet excellent breakfast at a tiny little place called El Monito in the historic city center. We both had eggs and hot chocolate for COP$4,000 each.

 

Restaurante Italiano

We ate an amazing lunch at Restaurante Italiano, an Italian restaurant run by a Swiss woman. It’s located near Iglesia de San Francisco. I had spaghetti a la puttanesca and Marisol had the spaghetti con camarones. Everything was perfect except for the agonizingly slow service. We had to wait about 30 minutes to get drinks and 45 minutes before our meals came. There were no empty tables when we arrived, but the crowd thinned out as we waited for our meals. The total came to COP$65,000 after tip.

Spaghetti a la puttanesca at Restaurante Italiano in Popayán, Cauca, Colombia

Spaghetti a la puttanesca at Restaurante Italiano

 

Terra Inca

Near the bus terminal in the modern part of the city is Terra Inca. This Peruvian restaurant serves up tasty ceviche, causa limeña, and grilled octopus. We also shared a lomo saltado. The total was COP$93,500 after tip. A taxi is necessary if coming from the city center.

Terra Inca in Popayán, Cauca, Colombia

Terra Inca

Ceviche at Terra Inca in Popayán, Cauca, Colombia

Ceviche at Terra Inca

Causa limeña at Terra Inca in Popayán, Cauca, Colombia

Causa limeña at Terra Inca

Grilled octopus at Terra Inca in Popayán, Cauca, Colombia

Grilled octopus at Terra Inca

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