Brisas del Nevado: "the place to eat in town and probably stay too" Güicán Restaurant Tip by richiecdisc
Güicán Restaurants: 1 reviews and 1 photos
Brisas del Nevado is the best restaurant in Güicán and though that is not saying much, it is a very nice place for a meal. It is also likely the nicest place to stay and in the unlikely event that I ever go back to Güicán, it is the place I would stay. We did check out the rooms and they were nice and comfy looking. Our guide had quoted 15000 COP (about $7.50) per person but I believe it had gone up 20000 COP so we opted for the cheaper and far less nice Hotel El Frailejon which turned out to be not only a bad move but a critical mistake. The restaurant is a cute little place just off the owner's kitchen and she very nicely made us a meal even though she was probably not expecting to cook that night as the town was empty. So, we had the place to ourselves and it felt like someone's Mom making you a home-cooked meal.
Favorite Dish: We both had trucha or trout. It is a specialty of these mountain towns and of very nice quality. We could hear her preparing it from our table and you could tell she knew what she was doing just from the sound. The meal was lovely. The trucha was perfectly cooked and came with simple but tasty potatoes in a home fry style. A simple tomato salad accompanied it with a very tasty and obviously home-made dressing. We rounded it out with an Aguilla beer as she explained that was the one she had cold in the fridge. It was the first cold beer we had since Bogota and went well with the fish. We paid 33000 COP (about $17) for the very nice meal and really wished we could have just gone upstairs to our room rather than walk back to our dingy room at Hotel El Frailejon.
Address: Carrera 5 No. 4-57
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Not from from the main square, on the road into town.
Price: less than US$10