We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Delicious food and great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Hatoviejo

Restaurant Hatoviejo
Calle 16 No. 28-60 | Hotel Intercontinental, Medellin, Colombia
268 68 11
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #107 of 537 Restaurants in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: International, Barbecue, Gastropub, Colombian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our history dates more than 30 years ago, when Hatoviejo was established in front of the 5 star Intercontinental Hotel. We wanted to provide the city with a cozy atmosphere, full with paisa culture and offer guests the best of Colombia's traditional food and cuisine (Bandeja Paisa, Ajiaco, Sancocho, Mondongo, Sudado, etc.), Complemented with other international dishes: barbecues / grills. Short after, Medellin demanded more locations to please the downtown business executives and families. 10 Years later, in the Oviedo shopping mall another location was opened. Today, all three continue in service and offer a wider menu including salads, soups, cazuelas, colombian desserts and a wide selection of wines. During this time, Hatoviejo has been a reference in the sector for its delicious food, excellent service and comfortable spaces that evoke the most traditional Colombian architecture and the paisa culture. Today, Hatoviejo is recognized as one of the top restaurants in Medellin and Colombia. Throughout the years that Hatoviejo has welcomed locals and tourists, it has received important prizes and recognitions like "Best Restaurant in Antioquia" by La Barra magazine in 2011 and the Rosa De Los Vientos prize, granted by the Colombian Tourism Journalist Association.
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Delicious food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This restaurant exists for many many years and it is still one of the best places for lunch or dinner. High quality food with a blend of Colombian or international foods. I had the best grilled salmon ever with a combination of steamed potatoes and fresh vegetables. The red beans soup was also exquisite.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

66 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    23
    31
    9
    3
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Coral Gables, Florida
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, affordable.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband and I had a lovely balcony and a very pleasant experience at Hatoviejo. For a typical great Medellin food, this is one of the top places we visited.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Medellin, Colombia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Delicious churrasco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Margaritas, cazuelas, pork, churrasco, domestic beer, and everything else we ordered was absolutely fantastic. Great place to eat.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Typical Colombian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is by no means gourmet food. It is Colombian home cooking and grilling. All foods are grilled over wood. Best typical food in town. The bandeja paisa was great and enough to be the meal of the day. It is right across the street from the intercontinental hotel.

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Retiro, Colombia
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Piasa place - great service, views and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is a nice place to go and spend an afternoon - not as cheap as other places but nice, old and traditional Medellin food.. The food quality is very good - the service likewise. The building reminds of an old house with lots of flowers everywhere.

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Restaurant Hatoviejo also viewed

Medellin, Antioquia Department
Medellin, Antioquia Department
 
Medellin, Antioquia Department
Medellin, Antioquia Department
 

Been to Restaurant Hatoviejo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Restaurant Hatoviejo, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.