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“Almuerzo with a French twist”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Semilla Escondida

Semilla Escondida
Ranked #1 of 4 Dessert in Popayan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We just ate there and the food was very good, the owner told us that they onpened about 10 months ago.
Armenia, Colombia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Almuerzo with a French twist”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Go at lunchtime for the typical set lunch (almuerzo) and enjoy the French/International twist. This place is popular with the locals and fills up fast. Get there between 12pm-1pm.
At dinner time enjoy an amazing variety of delicious sweet and savoury crepes not to mention some of the best dessert choices in Popayan.
Great simple food done well.
Un grand merci!

  • Visited November 2012
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London
1 review
“Great food, good service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

I came here on recommendation from a local and was not disappointed. It doesn't look like much - more like a café - but do not be deceived: the food is a delight. The service is friendly and efficient and all the staff are eager to please. I recommend the pasta dishes especially. My favourite restaurant in Popayán was San Anghel, but this place is undoubtedly the best of the rest. It's also absurd value for money. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tom R
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good set menu lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Tasty 3 course meal for lunch with a few options as the main. A good sized meal that kept us going all afternoon.

Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Bursting Flavors and Class being Served Up Daily”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

I went here with a group of 9 others. We arrived back in Popayan and hadn't eaten dinner yet. We stumpled upin this place somewhere around 9:30 at night on a weekday. They were closing at 10pm. I expected the staff to be a little disgruntled but from the moment we arrived we were seated, and taken care of. I was amazed when the first plate came up. The passion and dedication was evident. Right down to the ornate sprinkles of spices on the plate, making the meal into a work of art. From the first bite quality and dedication was obvious. For the price and what La Semilla delivers is amazing! We went back the next day for dinner again. Quality is consistent: Amazing. It's a must go, especially with entrees ranging from $8-15USD Desert is a must. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT SKIP IT!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Joe M
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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Menu del dia very good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

We ate 2 meals here. The lunch was the best we had had in South America. If you included value for money, service, presentation and taste. In the evening we had crepes with delicious fillings again well presented and excellent service. The price was more expensive only because we had one of their wonderful deserts and a concoction of wine, beer, honey and lemon.
Highly recommended
Also has Wifi

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Janet G
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