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Semilla Escondida

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Calle 9a # 10-29 | Santa Clara, Popayan 190004, Colombia
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Medellin, Colombia
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124 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I would teeter on giving this place two stars but the crepes are good and the people are nice. The food itself is underwhelming. We got a prawn dish and a spaghetti with beef and vegetable dish. The prawns were pretty small, nothing like you'd get in Cali in terms of size, texture or quality, but the same quantity and... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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330 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We walked 1.5km north from our Hotel Arcada Payanesa to search this fine lunch spot(500 m northeast of the Bus Terminal/Exito) along a row of houses. A board on the sidewalk posted the 'Menu del Dia'(most diners were choosing); but we were here for a distinct break from the local gastronomy. After finding 2 seats among the fully packed dining... More 

Thank Gene J
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The restaurant was well recommended, so we had great expectations. Unfortunately, the food was just OK, the service was very slow, and the waiter was overwhelmed as he was the only one tending the tables.

Thank ononvc
Troy, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This place was referred to as the "French Restaurant " by our local Popayan friends during the 2 weeks we vacationed here. We ate here at least 6 times and loved every morsel. "Plate of the Day " is how lunch is handled--with juice, soup, main course with 3 things on the plate which includes a starch and also a... More 

Thank Joan R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

The food was not as good as expected. The service was nice but if you want more juice you have to pay extra; this is something that doesn't happen in other places.

Thank Nelson B
South America
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453 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

A crepes and pita place with a cosy atmosphere. The food was good (I'd advise going for the double crepe option it's double the filling and is what I'd consider a normal portion). The dessert we had was massive and tasty. Worth a visit.

Thank Aidan80
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Had a delicious romantic meal here, for the bargain cost of COP80000 for 3 courses and drinks for 2 people. Toasted slices of baguette with olive tapenade, cream cheese and aubergine spread for starter, tasty crepes with filling toppings and salad on the side for mains, and crepe belle helene and chocolate parfait for pud. The chocolate parfait was quite... More 

Thank Helen B
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Went here for an evening meal with a friend. The service was good and surroundings lovely. The dinner options were however limited. The menu was mainly of crepes (which were nice). Mains were all pasta dishes. I enjoyed the food but better suited to lunch I felt.

Thank Brutally_honest08
Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2015

We had two crepes each...the vegetarian and the four cheese versions as main dishes and two sweet crepes as dessert. It was heavenly! Propably the best food weve had in over two weeks of traveling in Colombia. The French owner was there and kept singing along to the music they played while making some desserts...so the atmosphere was really nice,... More 

Thank JetSetGirl2014
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Had lunch twice here, really liked the place, the food, the price, the service, just go lunch here when you are in Popayan.

Thank Gijs29

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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French, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 9a # 10-29 | Santa Clara, Popayan 190004, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Cauca Department  >  Popayan
  • Phone Number: 8206437
We just ate there and the food was very good, the owner told us that they onpened about 10 months ago.

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