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El Machetico


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Latin, Fast Food, Colombian, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a lot of time giving TripAdvisor an edit, as to the correct location of this great little empanada stand in the popular Zona Rosa area of Medellin. I’ve done this with so many establishments & TripAdvisor usually ignores the corrected edits. So, you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JimH_nyc
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

DELICIOUS empanadas. We truly fell in love. The lady working there was so sweet and their empanadas are perfect with a Pepsi. There’s only 1 kind of empanada, but it’s truly perfect. You get them from the stall and then stand outside and eat! We...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mogata721
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Place is always busy and for good reason. Whenever I am in Medellin I have one almost everyday for a quick snack. Totally not healthy but one will fill you up for a few hours. It comes with a terrific spicy sauce; all for less...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Akeemthedream78
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend if you are looking for a snack or something lighter than a big meal. Still filling and delicious but we have 2 each and that was enough after a massive breakfast.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank cherissie
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This place is the one on Calle 9. The empanadas were only 1800 pesos each, so two with a Pepsi came out to be 5100 pesos (less than USD $2)! They were good and the spicy sauce it came was great. Hard to beat these....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Rakesh M
Reviewed November 5, 2017

We went to El Machetico in January 2016. We were on a Pablo Escobar tour with Trasnporter Medellin Transport and asked if we could stop by El Machetico for empanadas (which was a referral from a friend).. The place is a take-out spot, and there...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank CAD718
Reviewed March 5, 2017

These are some really good empanadas. The flavor is superior to many other similar empanada places. They are to go, with no seating in the restaurant. This is a good place to try empanadas if you haven't tried them before.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank blindman20002000
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

For a country that is so obsessed with empanadas, Colombia has a lot of good empanadas but not a whole lot of great ones. They all mostly taste the same for the most part, with El Machetico being the exception. These empanadas are the by...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank ExtraUnderwear
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Empanadas are very taisty specially with a lot of salsa and limon. But it is heavy, greasy lunch and no place to sit so really unhealthy. But best empanadas we had tried so far in Colombia.

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed March 7, 2016

this is a very popular empanada joint, there are several locations, this opinion goes for Calle 9 (El Poblado), is open 'til late at night, taxi drivers stop for a cheap fare of fried empanadas, not the best, there are much better, at el Machetico...More

Date of visit: December 2015
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