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“Fun Variety of Eating and Drinking Options”
Review of Mercado del Rio

Mercado del Rio
Ranked #28 of 1,620 Restaurants in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 3 - US$ 14
Description: Food Market in the middle of town for having and sharing the best moments in life with friends, family, food, drinks and joy. Every day is an opportunity to get out and experience new pleasures with the best quality, flavor and atmosphere to share with your loved ones. Enjoy sports games, soccer matches and music videos in 4K LCD TVs and a 208" central big screen. Live music on weekends nights. Italian, American, Origin, Oriental, European, Spanish, Arabic food with a Central Draft Beer Store and a Wine Shop all created for sharing.
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Description: Food Market in the middle of town for having and sharing the best moments in life with friends, family, food, drinks and joy. Every day is an opportunity to get out and experience new pleasures with the best quality, flavor and atmosphere to share with your loved ones. Enjoy sports games, soccer matches and music videos in 4K LCD TVs and a 208" central big screen. Live music on weekends nights. Italian, American, Origin, Oriental, European, Spanish, Arabic food with a Central Draft Beer Store and a Wine Shop all created for sharing.
Reviewed 9 November 2017

El Mercado del Rio is a fantastic collection of eating and drinking options under the classic roof of an old car barn - part of the old train station. No matter what your craving you'll find it there. I had a delicious seafood paella. Others in my party had traditional Colombian food, BBQ, and Italian dishes. For desert, we had fresh frozen yogurt too.

The only challenge is seating. But, this is an absolute blast. It reminded me like a very compact and up-scale Quincy Market in Boston.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

So far the best place to go with friends. There's plenty of variety of food with lots of restaurants and pubs. Chairs and tables everywhere. It could work for having a drink, dinner or lunch.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I've been there a few times. Even if you just want to have coffee and people watch, read the paper. Relax. Will go there again. Prices are Ok. lots of choices.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Medellin's Mercado del Rio, (River Market), built at the old train station, is an extravaganza of food tiendas, 37 shops in all, in the heart of Medellin. Next door to the BancColombia building, Mercado has become 'The' lunch spot for thousands of workers within an easy walk. See the pictures below for just a sample of the many brand name and family tiendas that make Mercado del Rio a great place for lunch in Medellin. We tried the Veggie Schwarma at 'Tayin', the perfect serving size for two of us, and total bill was 19,800 COP (about $6.75 USD) The only drawback to Mercado del Rio is that certain restaurantes there don't open until noon, and the entire market is closed on weekends. Give it a try 9:00 to 9:00 during the week for a few shops, such as the cafes. It's at Calle 24 No. 48-28, or take the Metro to the Industriales station and it's a three minute walk. Or tell your taxi driver 'Mercado del Rio, por favor.' Come hungry, just not before noon.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I have been there on different days of the week, midday and evening/night and there always seems to be a nice atmosphere there. There are excellent choices for food and Sinko makes a pretty good cocktail on ground floor.

Date of visit: October 2017
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