Corrientazo – Traditional Colombian Food from Medellin – The Lunch Hour

What is yummy, filling and crazy affordable? Corrientazo – or another the Lunch Hour meal, in Medellin.

During my awesome private tour with Travel-Medellin, Arthur and Eliana recommended we try something that is a true local special. The corrientazo is what workers normally eat for lunch. To say the least, its a huge dish served in most local restaurants.

When in traveling in Medellin, I highly recommend giving this plate a try.

What’s Included in a Corrientazo

For the most part the dishes vary little from restaurant to restaurant.

Start with fresh juice and bread

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Homemade soup – for us it was a veggie soup

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Rice, plantains, beans and a protein. The protein can be – egg, meat, chicken or fish. Mine came with meat.

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