Although all of the restaurants in Salento have the famous trout specialty, this is one of the cheapest options. For only 3 €, we had an opened and cleaned trout which was presented to us on a giant patacón that measured over 25 cm long. The trout can be prepared several ways and they´re all delicious: Golden, with garlic, with mushrooms, as a patty, or with cheese.
The Bonfire Restaurant is a place where you can eat fresh and well-prepared meat and fish. The atmosphere of the restaurant is perfect to eat and have a beer. The service is very good and the prices in line with the dishes.
Good restaurant in the square with nice views and a good environment, specializing in trout, served with one huge piece that is 25x35 cm, with varieties of garlic, golden, Hawaiian with pineapple, mushrooms, seafood, Creole, gratin, but they also have a big menu which include meats, specialties of spine, and sobrebarriga cayana, tray paisa, rice, beans, meat, fried banana and arepa. These are all the restaurants special dishes.
If you come to Salento you have to be sure to visit La Mojiteria Restaurant Cafe Bar, the best environment for those who like good food, good music, and you can also enjoy the authentic Cuban mojito, we waited for you so you check yourself.
The Rincón de Lucy is a must-see place for all backpackers who are going to be traveling through Salento, as it prepares great breakfasts for less than 2 €, and full lunches for a similar price. Moreover, it is always open.
Cafe Jesus Martin is a small and restaurant near the main square of Salento. The coffee is chosen especially by them to ensure the best quality coffee in every cup. The interior is Parisian style with some antique bikes decorating the room. The service is excellent. The menu is huge and it has a large variety of coffees so it´s difficult to choose one. I had a double espresso and it was delicious. They also have sandwiches and light meals.