What to eat in Bucaramanga
The hormigas culonas are a gastronomical tradition in Bucaramanga and Santander. There are other dishes such as mute (thick soup made from grains), goat and corn arepas.
The “hormiga culona”, comes out of the earth once a year, and it’s trapped and then toasted. This local delicacy also has salt. The menu must have “carne oreada”, a classic of the region.
Mute is a suit which contains meat from the pig's head, the hooves of beef and pork ribs which are all chopped into small pieces: white maize and potatoes, among other ingredients.MuteA powerful soup
This guava paste jelly is famous in the town of Vélez.Veleño jellyCandy from the land
The meat is seasoned with salt, spices, and sometimes panela and dried in the sun for a couple of days.Oreada meatCook meat the Santander way
Goat entrails and blood sit on a bed of rice in this dish, seasoned with powdered seeds, spices, and breadcrumbs, among other ingredients.PepitoriaBrave this unique Santander tradition
WHERE TO EAT?
Typical food from Santander or “comida santandereana” is prepared very well in several restaurants in Bucaramanga. In this city, the dinner guests may also find a place with international cuisine.