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El Machetico

Carrera 43a # 34-191, Medellin 050022, Colombia
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  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Nov 5, 2017
“Best Empanadas in Medellin!”
Mar 5, 2017
Closes in 22 min
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Latin, Colombian, Fast Food, Spanish
Carrera 43a # 34-191, Medellin 050022, Colombia
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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

Thank Chris D
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.

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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

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.

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

Thank Beatrix384
Reviewed February 15, 2016

the perfect street food. one is perfect, 2 is very filling. the best part is the perfectly ripened mini limes and the perfect spicy sauce. and the price? around 50 cents each

Thank WhiteWhale0928
Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

What can i say? Delicioso Perfecto!! Was so full with their dishes ordered a dish where it has bits of everything from blood sausages, crispy pork, grilled skirt steak, fried plantains, grilled chicken. It was good for two people but what can I say I...More

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed November 28, 2015

These chicken empanadas were one of my favourite experiences of Colombian food. An ideal lunchtime snack that had me requesting more!

Thank Zoe M
Reviewed September 2, 2015

These guys are known for their empanadas and for good reason. You must try them. Take a bite and squeeze lime juice on it for the next bite. Delicious. The other types are good also; try arroz con carne with hot sauce. But you must...More

Thank Adam G
Reviewed July 2, 2014

I try to eat healthy and stay away from fried foods, but I do have a weakness for great empanadas. This food place(definitely not a restaurant), only serves two kinds of empanadas. Beef or chicken. They are cheap at 1.300 mil pesos or 75 cents...More

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Restaurant Details

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Latin, Colombian, Fast Food, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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  • Address: Carrera 43a # 34-191, Medellin 050022, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
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