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“Walk on by”
Review of Frutos del Mar

Frutos del Mar
Ranked #220 of 1,156 Restaurants in Medellin
Price range: $25 - $100
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Nottingham, UK
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Walk on by”
Reviewed January 7, 2009

In many years of going to restaurants here was a first: a gigantic bottle of Listerine in the restroom offering free samples. It proved useful as we were left with a bad taste in our mouths after visiting here.....

A few words about the food. Anyone familiar with decent European cuisine will be extremely disappointed with the value for money offered here.

First example: eight (certainly frozen) really small crab claws for COP 24500 (about US $12) without the merest scintilla of flavour - RIP OFF.

A main course called 'Delicias de Paradillia' - something for people who know no better. More second rate seafood slopping around in oil/
parsley/garlic. So very pricey at COP 61000 ($31)

It's a joy to find a cataplana outside Portugal and while some of the ingredients were correct, it lacked the edge that good chorizo and/or garlic provide. We're in Colombia, so a price of COP 47000 ($24) is another RIP OFF.

There's a good selection of wines, beers and spirits from Europe and South America, but distinctly towards the top end of the local price range.

The service was very good striking the balance between correctness and friendliness; this would have been enough to boost the rating to 2 stars, but it's the exorbitant prices and poor quality that need highlighting here.

Judging from the decor this place has been here since probably the 1980's; in my opinion it exhibits a complacency that can characterise established restaurants. It's a trap for visitors to Medellin, many of whom chose to stay in the Poblado area. My advice: walk on by - there's plenty of other decent restaurants in the same street, indeed in this area, where you will get better food and, without question, better value for money.

Thank broads22
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