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Travel Guide: Colombia Food & Drink

12th Oct 2011 2:00am | By Editor

Colombia’s cuisine may not be world famous, but it is tasty.

Food

Colombia’s cuisine isn’t world famous, but it’s corn breads (tamales), soups and seafood can be very tasty. Fried plantain (a form of banana) is everywhere and is an acquired taste.s

Fruit is what it’s all about in Colombia. Supermarkets and street stalls sell a bewildering variety of familiar and not-so-familiar fruits, from the soft and squishy to ones you’ll need a sharp knife to get into.

Water

Tap water is safe to drink in Bogota and Medellin. But outside these big cities it's best to drink bottled water.