El Poblado, Medellin’s Upscale Manila Neighborhood

El Poblado, Medellin’s Upscale Manila Neighborhood

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In Medellín, Colombia, Manila has long been the undiscovered treasure of the city’s upscale El Poblado sector. On its shady, tree lined streets, you’ll find a mixture of houses, mom-and-pop businesses, and more than its share of nice restaurants and cafés.

One of El Poblado’s smallest neighborhoods, the walkable Manila is one of the last barrios in El Poblado that is still dominated by single-family homes and still maintains an old-fashioned neighborhood feel.

Today however, Manila is changing rapidly. Like a number of other Medellín neighborhoods, Manila has become trendy… chic. Locals, investors, and expats are paying attention.

Manila Is One Of The Original Gastronomic Zones

Manila is home to the original Calle de la Buena Mesa (that’s “street of good food” in Spanish). It’s a street lined with around 13 small cafés and restaurants, offering Spanish, Mexican, Italian, seafood, Peruvian, German, Argentine, and Colombian food. And while this Buena Mesa idea seems to have started here in Manila, it’s certainly no longer unique… similar gastronomic streets have popped up in several other barrios, and Continue reading