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MEDELLIN: SALON MALAGA: "NOSTALGIC TANGO" Colombia Restaurant Tip by swesn

Colombia Restaurants: 40 reviews and 37 photos

Carlos Gardel, the famous Argentine tango singer, died in a plane crash here in Medellin.

As a result, somehow, as fans mourned his death, tango music took off here, making Medellin a mini-Buenos Aires.

Salon Malaga is an absolutely delightful find. It is lined with jukeboxes and pictures of faded artistes and musicians. The tables and chairs are all old-style. Locals gather here for drinks and the nostalgic melodies of oldies and tangos.

I highly recommend visiting it.

Directions: Get off at San Antonio metro station. Walk south along Carrera 51 for just about half a block.
Rating: 4
Theme: Coffeehouse

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  • Written Oct 21, 2007
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