What should I eat?

The city where Carnival is lived 365 days a year

Our traditional cuisine

The gastronomy of Barranquilla is known to be one of the best in the country, the mixture of cultures and races that founded our city allowed the fusion of many flavors that are reflected in the variety of our dishes, from the traditional flavors and ingredients that identifies our Caribbean cuisine to the most exquisite international cuisine, such as Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, among others.

  • Mojarra Frita
  • Sancocho de Guandú
  • Sancocho de Gallina
  • Butifarra Soledeña
  • Las Arepas de Huevo de Luruaco
  • Chicharrones de Baranoa
  • Arroz de Lisa
  • Sancocho de Mondongo
  • Cocadas y Alegrías
  • Almojabanas
  • Bollo con Queso
  • Raspao
  • Mojarra Frita

    There is not a sea dish that represents more the identity of Atlanticenses (People born in the State of Atlantico) that a fried fish, of course you should always accompanied it with coconut rice and patacones. To enjoy this and other traditional dishes of the region, we recommend you to visit Puerto Velero and Sabanilla, there they will offer you a great variety of seafood.
  • Sancocho de Guandú

    The sancocho or sopa de Guandú with salted meat is one of the typical dishes of the department of Atlántico. It is a soup prepared with cassava, yam, ripe banana and vegetables. It is accompanied with a portion of white or coconut rice and it is considered the dish of the Carnival of Barranquilla because its maximum harvest point is in the month of February, in full carnival season.
  • Sancocho de Gallina

    The Sancocho de Gallina is one of the most recognized dishes in our region. It is traditionally prepared with peasant chickens (chickens bred by hand in the field, at home and not in large production centers. for some experts, The feeding and raising of the chickens defines the flavor of its meat and the taste of a good Colombian stew.
  • Butifarra Soledeña

    It is a sausage made with beef, pork, bacon, hot pepper and salt. It was brought by the Spanish at the time of the conquest and the soledeños (people born in the municipality of Soledad, Atlantico) have added the exclusive essence of the region, you have to accompany it with a cassava bun to w reaffirm its particular and exciting flavor.
  • Las Arepas de Huevo de Luruaco

    Luruaco is a welcoming region, with a radiant Caribbean sun, characterized by its delicious Arepa de Huevo. This food, which is made with corn flour and chicken eggs, has a golden and bright color that provokes the palate.
  • Chicharrones de Baranoa

    Baranoa is very popular for its appetizing Chicharrones (pork rind), made with pork skin and its meat. They are small and exquisitely crispy, and can be accompanied with the delicious cassava that grows in the region.
  • Arroz de Lisa

    It is the typical dish of Barranquilla. It is a meal based on Lisa, a sea fish that is found in the mouths of rivers. It is served in a bijao leaf, accompanied with cassava bun, avocado salad and panela.
  • Sancocho de Mondongo

    The Sancocho de Mondongo is traditional soup of the Caribbean cuisine, prepared basically with beef belly. The secret to a good sancocho de Mondongo, is to wash it during its preparation with abundant lemon or sour oranges juice. It is accompanied with white rice, banana, or patacones.
  • Cocadas y Alegrías

    The Cocada is a typical Colombian Caribbean sweet made from coconut and sugar dough, delicious to eat as a dessert to sweeten any time of the day, these homemade delicacies is an art that has been handed down from generation to generation, and its name is because most of them are made with coconut.
  • Almojabanas

    Another delicacy of our traditional cuisine made from cornmeal and cheese. They are soft and fluffy donut-shaped rolls, made in Campeche a municipality located at 32 Kilometers from Barranquilla.
  • Bollo con Queso

    Europeans, Natives and Africans contribute to the creation of many of our dishes, this bun accompanied by our traditional cheese make an inseparable duo.
  • Raspao

    Delicious snow cone bathed with honey, tamarind and endless flavors. Before it was only in the Caribbean coast but now is in any part of the country. You can try these delicious raspaos in any corner of the city.
  • Mojarra Frita
  • Sancocho de Guandú
  • Sancocho de Gallina
  • Butifarra Soledeña
  • Las Arepas de Huevo de Luruaco
  • Chicharrones de Baranoa
  • Arroz de Lisa
  • Sancocho de Mondongo
  • Cocadas y Alegrías
  • Almojabanas
  • Bollo con Queso
  • Raspao

Where to eat

  • Narco Bollo

    Narco Bollo

    Cocina tradicional
    Cra. 43 #84-188
    (5) 3590596
  • Medio Oriente

    Medio Oriente

    Comida árabe
    Cra. 43 #84b-101
    3528955
  • Benito Juárez

    Benito Juárez

    Cocina Méxicana
    Carrera 53 #79-65
    Tel: (5) 3048920
  • Varadero

    Varadero

    Cocina de mar
    Cra. 51 ##79-97
    Cel: 316 2698192
  • Nona Rosa

    Nona Rosa

    Cocina italiana
    Cra. 53 #79-211
    Cel: 313 5250132
  • Nena Lella

    Nena Lella

    Cocina Italiana
    Buena Vista 2, Cl. 99 #53-115
    Tel: (5) 3735398
  • Jardines de Confucio

    Jardines de Confucio

    Cocina oriental
    Cra. 54 #75-44
    Tel: (5) 3680805
  • La Gran Paella

    La Gran Paella

    Cocina española
    Cra. 49 #72-83
    Tel: 3560882
  • La Tiendecita

    La Tiendecita

    Cocina tradicional
    Carrera 44 # 62 - 04
    Tel: (5) 3680919
  • La Cueva

    La Cueva

    Cocina Tradicional
    Cra. 43 #59-03
    Tel: (5) 3409813
  • Cucayo

    Cucayo

    Cocina tradicional
    Carrera 49C, Casi Esq. Calle 79
    Cel: 310 1234567
  • Árabe Gourmet

    Árabe Gourmet

    Cocina Árabe
    Cra. 49c #76-181
    Tel: (5) 3583805
  • Palenque Kusina Mestiza

    Palenque Kusina Mestiza

    Cocina tradicional
    Cra. 43 #87 - 158
    Tel: (5) 3855772
  • Noa

    Noa

    Suchi & Robata
    Cra. 52 #76 - 208
    Cel: 323 4648524
  • El Celler

    El Celler

    Cocina Española
    Cra. 54 #75-119
    Tel: (5) 3692353
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