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“A treasure”

Restaurante In Situ
Ranked #11 of 1,180 Restaurants in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Colombian, Seafood, Fusion
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A treasure”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

In the heart of the Botanic Gardens, the perfect place to lunch after touring. Wearing tee shirts and shorts we felt a little under-dressed, but no one was rude enough to point this out! We got the last available table, testimony to the restaurant's popularity among locals. The food is tasty, well presented and smoothly served. The choice of dishes is imaginative and very attractive. Not cheap, but good value for a meal to remember. The decor is excellent and the whole place exudes "cool". Reservation at weekends and holidays is recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
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Schenectady, New York, United States
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Splendid experience in a beautiful place”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

After a delightful hour strolling in the lovely gardens, we had a lovely leisurely lunch, very memorable. Lois had Pescado de Orquidea (they couldn’t do the Lasagna because of oven trouble). I started with “Consome Orqui” – turned out to be a very healthy bowl of thick chicken soup with lots of chicken cubes, plus bread chunks, cilantro, etc. I had “Pollo in Situ” – with a berry stuffing, pesto sauce, finely sliced veggies, and polenta. I was stuffed. We walked around the Jardin a bit more to help digestion. We had no reservations, so got a table on the side of the gardens instead of the patio -- but the setting was still fabulous.

  • Visited December 2013
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San Antonio de Pereira, Colombia
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Elegant Garden Dining and Pricey Gourmet Fare”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

My wife and I spent an afternoon in the botanical gardens of Medellin. Our friends made a reservation for lunch at "In Situ" the restaurant on Patio de las Azaleas. The menu includes a broad range of gourmet meat, poultry and fish dishes. In my opinion, the quality of the food is very good, the quantity on the stingy side and the pricing is exceedingly high (by local standards). What makes the restaurant is its unique location inside Medellin's Botanical Gardens. The atmosphere is one with nature... elegant yet simple. A meal at "In Situ" is a worthwhile experience while in the City of Eternal Spring.

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“mixture of autochthonous of Colombia with the quality of a good restaurant.”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

In big cities there are still places worth visiting, the Botanical Garden is one of these, surrounded by ancient trees and beautiful gardens.
In this ElSitio is the restaurant where the food has a mixture of autochthonous of Colombia with the quality of a good restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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“Delightful afternoon at botanical gardens”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

In situ is a lovely place to have lunch after strolling the gardens. The garden juice was delicious and the salads were fresh with a variety of ingredients. The salmon ceviche was not as good as others I had while in Colombia. Overall, we had a wonderful lunch as the service was excellent. Our waitress happily took our photos and called us a cab when we were finished.

  • Visited September 2013
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