In Bucaramanga, Colombia, Lunch (almuerzo) is the best value time of the day to eat. ‘Almuerzos Corrientes’ (Set lunches) are served between mid day and 2pm all over the city. Often people use this meal to fill up and have a smaller evening meal.
They range in price (usually between $ 5,000 and $12,000) and quality but here are a few ones that we think are good to get you started;
The traditional ‘corriente’ of soup, main course, juice (ask for the napa, free refill) and small desert. They do it well here especially the chatas (sirloin steak), it’ll cost you about $8,000 cop.
Another good corriente spot, they usually have 4 options but they get busy so try not to get there too late as they run out.
Sick of all that meat and fried food? The Govindas offer a good veggie almuerzos. BBQ’d tofu or vegie lasagne are worth a try. 2 restaurants one in the centre and one in Cabercera close to Kasa Guane.
One of the most expensive Asian restaurants in town does a great lunch menu for 12,000 cop. Salad bar, soup, massive juice, main course, spring rolls and ice cream; they have a different menu each day of the week so ask us if you want to know what’s on today.
Also do a decent lunch menu. Just walk out of the hostel down the Carrera 28 one block and you’ll see it on the corner. From $7,000-$9,000 for the set menu with soup juice and tiny dessert.
Choose from pork, beef, chicken and a massive range of other ingredients to make up your burrito. Good value and good size up on the Carrera 36 with Calle 36/37. There are lots of other good options in this area too from sushi to Mexican have a wander and see what you feel like.
As always if you have any questions or know any good spots please let us know.