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Mercado Municipal

Carrera 8 No. 12-25, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
+57 8 7320229
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“barbacoa” (10 reviews)
“lamb” (10 reviews)
“octopus” (5 reviews)
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Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carrera 8 No. 12-25, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely courtyard dining with a varied menu- we're veggie and we were impressed not only by the options available but by the quality of the food. Most places in town have prices that seem a little high for what you get but Mercado Municipal delivered...More

1  Thank Ludlow880
Reviewed 24 March 2017

In a coloniall building, full of garden, you can find the best recepies for an extraordinary eating experience. Fully recommended

Thank Bibiana A
Reviewed 21 March 2017

It is a very pretty restaurant, in a lovely courtyard, with a rather odd entrance through a bakery. It was comfortable and the service was excellent. The menu is rather wide ranging, trying a little too hard I think to be something for everyone. There's...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I recently travelled to Colombia on vacation for 10 days, and spent 3 days in Villa de Leyva. Our host recommended this restaurant and we went twice!! The BBQ pork ribs were very flavorful and the meat fell off the bones. The second time, I...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Mercado Municipal is by far the best restaurant in town. Please reserve in advance specially if you're visiting during a weekend. I had grilled octopus as starter with a local beer. As main dish, I had a tender slow cooked (12+ hours) baby pig with...More

Thank Diego O
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Nice restaurant situated in a courtyard a block off of the main plaza. Very nice ambiance. Some unique drinks, my girlfriend really liked the lavender gin fizz. They have a wood fired bread oven, and make puff bread. They cook the meats in a traditional...More

Thank ARP313
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Tasty food, hostile customer service, wont come back ever, expensive, desserts look very good till you try them.

Thank josearey79
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Great reviews on TripAdvisor brought us here and we were pleased with our experience. The BBQ was delicious as were the empanadas and drinks. Lovely courtyard and nice ambiance. Service a little dicey--not sure who was waiting on us, forgot to bring us things, etc....More

Thank nicomaus
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

From the outside this doesn't look like anything special, in fact I'd assumed that this was some kind of village market. Step inside and you'll find a lovely courtyard restaurant offering a varied menu which includes grilled meats and pizzas. We had the lamb and...More

Thank Gerry-Kerkhof
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Entrance belies what lies beyond. Good portions of nice food in a pleasant environment, service a bit lumpy. The pastries, which you see on going in and looked appetising, were a big disappointment.

Thank gazinho
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Carol B
I am coming to VDL next month and would like to make a reservation for a late dinner on Friday January 29, 2016. Can you tell me how I can do this?
24 December 2015|
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Response from Tony L | Reviewed this property |
VDL was not a late night city when we visited. I suggest you make sure what you consider late is not later than they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 8 No. 12-25, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Boyaca Department  >  Villa de Leyva
  • Phone Number: +57 8 7320229
  • E-mail
Slow food, wood fire ovens, rustic cuisine on a 1800 property with spectacular garden. Bakery, bar, child and dog friendly.