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el corral

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Carrera 43a 18s 135, Medellin 050022, Colombia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at El Corral is good. But for the price I cannot say that I recommend it. A basic burger with guacomole and fries and a medium soft drink with no refills was close to 9 USD. Considering how far the US dollar can go in Colombia you could get 3 meals perhaps for that or a more filling... More 

Thank Lcdthethird
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

these guys burned my burgers a few times. after i complained, they only changed the bun but not the meat. i think that with their prices they should afford to change the burnt meat too. their burgers are still better than mcd and burger king but that isn't saying much since they are horrible in colombia. however, the reason i... More 

Thank nsbz1 .
Munich, Germany
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We went there for dinner and had a really excellent large plate of nachos, making it a complete meal. Hamurgers were also great

Thank Susalily
Medellin, Colombia
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Good burgers, good fries and onion rings, and fast service. I wouldn't call El Corral burgers junk food -- their burgers are cooked to order with good ingredients, and tasty. The shakes are good too. As another reviewer commented, there is a lot more on offer than burgers. A burger combo will run you about $8, so it's not super-cheap,... More 

Thank PaisaContento
New Jersey
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

i dont really eat very much at fast food places. But I heard good things about El Corral from locals, so I had to try it. I have to say, this was the best buger I have eaten so far. At least the best compared to the western brand of fast food places. And even some diners and restaurants here... More 

Thank swm52
Medellin, Colombia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015

Note: we ate at the El Corral inside Oviedo Mall, 2nd floor within quality restaurant area (not fast food area). There are many El Corral locations all over Medellin. The menu is huge, with a variety of Colombian & American dishes. It was hard to decide which tasty entree to order. I had two (unusual for me) large pork ribs... More 

Thank PS401Bill
Medellin, Colombia
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

Fresh ingredients, nice taste, juicy meat, crunchy fries... You can find these sort of things here. I recommend the coffee milkshake (ask to add double coffee). You should try it if you like junk food.

Thank Juan Carlos R
Santa Monica, California
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is a popular place for the locals, and the hamburgers are the real deal here. Prices reasonable, family friendly too.

Thank MLondon26
Medellin, Colombia
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

El Corral is a national chain in Colombia that can be found almost anywhere. Some locations are VERY attentive to cleanliness and service, others a bit less so. You can get char-grilled burgers (al carbon/asado) or burgers made on a press (a la plancha). They also have a weird steak sandwich, a weirder turkey sandwich and maybe some sort of... More 

Thank RoundMoundOfRebound
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

A must when you visit Colombia! The burgers are a bit pricey but it is definitely worth it. Try Corralisima, it's charbroiled and delicious!

Thank Moi6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 43a 18s 135, Medellin 050022, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: 573135058

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?