Tucked away from the busy tourist streets of Salento, Filandia offers a unique experience for those willing to explore the culture and gastronomy of Colombia. The charming town hidden in the mountains amazed us with the narrow streets, surrounded by vibrant buildings. Every house has a rustic wooden terrace that offers a magnificent look over the valley.
The picturesque town nestles in the heart of Colombia’s coffee region, surrounded by epic scenery. It is a less touristic spot meaning that you can explore local life without the crowds. We went to the Helena Adentro restaurant, a prominent place. The restaurant interior reflects the town’s charm and vibrance, offering a cozy spot for exploring the local cuisine.
Helena Adentro: Fusion of design and culinary experience
The restaurant’s story is as delightful as its lively interior. Alejandro and Jane are a couple from New Zealand that started this business from scratch. They partnered up with their friend and submitted a proposal at a national contest, which brought them the funds to get started. In fact, they started with a stove they borrowed from Alejandro’s mom. Today, they have a modern open kitchen equipped with professional appliances.
Colombia’s flavors and aromas are packed in this charming restaurant. The inviting venue features a restaurant and a bar, making every order with love. The friendly staff at Helena Adentro serves tasty meals prepared with locally grown ingredients.
Tapas are high in demand on their menu. These appetizers come with a few portions per plate so that you can share them with your friends. We love how the tapas highlight the social aspect of food and bring people together. The tasty tapas served by the friendly staff was excellent. The presentation never failed to impress us, as well as the flavors. We had the chance to try authentic Choripán, a traditional sausage sandwich. The sausages are hot off the grill and served in a crunchy bun, with a drizzle of chimichurri for extra flavor. Every single ingredient is local and organic.
We were so amazed to find out that every single thing on the plate is prepared in-house. The team cooks everything in their charming kitchen with the utmost attention to detail, from the aromatic sauce to the crunchy bun.
The restaurant interior has a lively atmosphere, featuring a Boho-chic vibe. Every single corner steals your attention with its vibrant spirit. The mural with a neon sign will welcome you to try Colombia’s delicacies and enjoy the lively restaurant interior.
The restaurant interior comes with an abundance of colors and patterns. The bar features a bold combination of bright colors, reminiscent of Filandia’s lively spirit. The detail-rich mural complements the relaxed vibe of this space. The dining room features intriguing tile flooring. The vibrant pattern comes in a deep red tone, with a repeating circle pattern that adds a touch of visual interest. We love how the flooring complements the eclectic vibe of the restaurant interior.
Helena Adentro offered a sneak peek into the local cuisine, offering an abundance of design inspiration with the lively interior. The Talk Carpet team discovers charming places with an exceptional approach to design. We gathered plenty of inspiration on our travels so that you can keep up with our posts on our Travel Blog!