Where to Eat in Manizales: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 24, 2017 Alice Mieles

Manizales (Spanish pronunciation: [maniˈsales]) is a city and municipality in central Colombia. It is the capital of the Department of Caldas, and lies near the Nevado del Ruiz volcano.
Things to do in Manizales

1. Il Forno Manizales

Cr 23 no 73-86, Manizales, Colombia Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout Mediterranean, Italian, International, Wine Bar Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$31 - HK$63 +57 4 4486860
Excellent
31%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 182 reviews

Il Forno Manizales

OUR COMMITMENT With our warm attention, fair prices, generous portions, cozy spaces and excellent quality in our products, we hope to always offer the best Italian gastronomy, in an informal atmosphere, in addition to an excellent service, being the perfect combination to satisfy the needs of our customers.

Reviewed By giraldojuand - Manizales, Colombia

Great italian food at a great price!, check out the combinados! they have different choices with a perfect balance including salad, meat, pork or fish and a delicious pasta and the sauce of your choice.
One of them will fit your hunger and taste for sure!

2. Spago Bistronomia Italiana

Calle 59 24 A-06 | Barrio Estrella, Manizales 170004, Colombia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$47 - HK$133 +57 6 8853328
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Spago Bistronomia Italiana

Great italian restaurant, we offer pasta, salads, steaks, pizza, wine list and much more...

Reviewed By lottem210 - Medellin, Colombia

It's a great place!!! The service was so nice, the food was amazing, the location is great and the whole place is very authentic! If you are looking for amazing Italian food, go to spago!!!Thanks for your visit and your comments.

3. Los Geranios

Calle 23 | Frente al Batallón, Manizales, Colombia South American, Colombian Lunch
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Los Geranios

Reviewed By williamgray - Manizales, Colombia

Los Geranios is across from the fort (Battilon sp?) near Milan in Manizales. They have typical Colombia dishes all done very well. The service is great. The owners are almost always there making sure you have a pleasant meal. Not fancy but clean and comfortable.

4. Vino y Pimienta

Calle 77 21-74 | MiIan, Manizales 170001, Colombia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +57 6 8865571
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Vino y Pimienta

Reviewed By Thelastdodo2 - London, United Kingdom

My boyfriend and I came to this restaurant based on the excellent reviews. When we first came in we asked to see the menu as we had no idea what prices were like. Quite expensive, but we decided to go with it for a treat. Our waiter, the one who we asked to see the menu to start with and who served us for the rest of our visit, was rude, unfriendly, inattentive and frankly made us feel uncomfortable and unwanted all evening. He brought us some water and bread, then asked if we wanted to order drinks. We asked to see the menu again - we'd obviously only glanced before so had no idea what drinks we wanted. This seemed to annoy him a great deal, and after bringing us the menus he ignored us for a good 20 minutes. Despite the (very professional, nice and friendly, by the way) chef coming and taking our food orders, and telling us our waiter would be back to take our drink orders shortly we ended up getting so fed up waiting we waved down a different waiter. It was our original waiter who brought us the wine in the end and he told us that the wine we had ordered was not available. He said he'd replace it with a different bottle. I asked him directly if it was the same price, and he said yes.
When it came to pay the bill though, said wine cost around 20% more than the other bottle. We complained about this and he refused to mark it down to the price of the one we ordered. So we decided screw it, we'd just take it out of his tip. But when we paid, he automatically included the whole (suggested) service charge. We had to complain again and say we did NOT want to leave the tip. When we said this, he called some manager lady over who wanted to know why we were unhappy and we had to explain everything again. The whole thing was embarrassing and stressful.
To be fair, the chef, the other waiter who served us once, and the lady at the end, were all extremely professional and nice people. And both food and wine were excellent. The exception was our waiter. His attitude completely ruined our evening, so we won't be back and would NOT recommend. There are plenty of other decent restaurants in Manizales where you don't have to deal with this crap.

5. Restaurante EDNIA, Alta Gastronomia

Calle 70a # 25-35, Manizales 170003, Colombia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Spanish, Mediterranean Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +57 318 2392382
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Restaurante EDNIA, Alta Gastronomia

Reviewed By Tom H - Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Fantastic restaurant in Manizales. Great Spanish influenced menu, with excellent choices. The husband-wife chef combo make this small restaurant thrive. They are hands on and have obvious pride in their food. Great atmosphere, great service and excellent food. We were a group of 9 and we all enjoyed the evening. Excellent choice.
Excellent fish, meat and vegetable dishes.

6. BFFL Serrano

Carrera 23c 62 106, Manizales 170004, Colombia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Steakhouse, International, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$157 +57 301 6528643
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

BFFL Serrano

Reviewed By ceebee27 - London, United Kingdom

We had an amazing meal here. The food was tasty and the steaks we cooked to perfection. Our waiter was very attentive and had good english where our spanish was not good enough! The wine was also delicious. We would have gone back had we haf another night.

7. L' atelier des saveurs

Carrera 23 #75-36 | Milán, Manizales, Colombia Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards French, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner +57 301 7346558
Excellent
77%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

L' atelier des saveurs

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

I love the great atmosphere of this restaurant, pleasant staff, well served, good food at good value. The service is very welcoming and professional. The decor is trapped in a time of elegant French country from the 90s.
Everything is seasoned perfectly. Everyone at our table was really happy with their meal.The fillet steak is one of the best I have eaten anywhere in the world. well done chef. first class very french and nice menu.
We all look forward to coming here again. And I hope to pronounce the name of this restaurant properly. Lol

8. La Luna De Valencia

Calle 68 # 27-69 | In Front of Mercaldas Palermo, Manizales 170004, Colombia Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Spanish, Grill Late Night +57 318 2987988
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 86 reviews

La Luna De Valencia

Reviewed By NoApprovalBlog - Lake Zurich, Illinois

We lucked out and were only a 5 minute walk from this restaurant. A little tough to find but I think that you can do it. They have indoor and outdoor Seating, we sat outdoor and it got a little chilly, so if you do want to sit outside I recommend bringing a light jacket. The grill station where they were cooking all of their burgers is located on the outside front patio as well - and it smells so good (but thankfully you don't leave smelling like the bbq grill). It's a Spanish-influenced restaurant but I'm telling you - order the burger. Everyone else had burgers coming to their table so I thought well there must be something going on here and I was right. They are big, tasty and only cost 10,000 COP (about $4 usd). My wife had their shrimp ceviche. It had great flavor but came out at room temp, I like mine colder. She also had the grilled veggie salad. Yum. You cannot go wrong there either. It's a mountain of freshly grilled veggies seasoned to perfection! Bon Appetite!

9. Don Juaco Snaks

Calle 65 23A-44, Manizales 170004, Colombia Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Latin, Colombian Lunch 8850610
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 124 reviews

Don Juaco Snaks

Reviewed By BigDogPanama - Panama

A nice small restaurant with Seating inside and on the sidewalk. Several selections of sandwiches, lasagna but I chose the chicarro plate. Inexpensive and good taste.

10. Restaurante L'AngeVin

Carrera 23 # 73-112 | Barrio Milan, Manizales, Colombia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Contemporary, Fusion, Gastropub, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$141 +57 313 6562417
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Restaurante L'AngeVin

Welcome to the Restaurant L&apos;AngeVin. <br>You&apos;ll discover a contemporary French cuisine using local products of the coffee region. The chef Alexandre Burgy and his team will give you a French dining experience. <br>The menu with prices it&apos;s available on our website: www.restaurante-langevin.com

Reviewed By Bridget-Gary F

Yum! My favorite food in Colombia while visiting Manizales! I don't speak Spanish so can't give the appropriate name but I had the pork dish, my husband shimp, my nephew filet and niece the lamb. All were exceptional. We also had several appetizers to sample; all seafood and amazing! The wait time was great. We even purchased some of the homemade preserves that I personally can't wait to try!

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