Walking around Poblado one day in 2011, I passed MU Ribs. I remember it well on account of their brazen advertisement of “fukin good” ribs. During my 2012 visit, I made it a point to grab dinner there one night with a friend.
Located a few blocks up from Parque Lleras, MU Ribs is run by Simon from Brighton, England, and his paisa wife, Elizabeth.
It’s a small operation, only open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 PM – 12 AM (midnight). It’s not the kind of restaurant you can casually drop into for lunch on a whim, it requires a little planning.
But is it worth the extra effort? After all, weekends are prime date and party nights in Medellin.
In short, if you love ribs, or simply want to gnaw on a juicy bone, then YES, you’ll be licking your chops at MU’s Ribs.
Ordering is easy, as there’s only one item on the menu: ribs, with a side of fries.
Three sauces are offered, of which the barbecue was my favorite, and plastic gloves are provided, as you’ll be eating with your hands.
It’s not the cheapest place. You’ll be paying for the dinosaur-sized portions. A plate for two, along with a mojito and 7-Up, cost 60,000 pesos ($33).
But the quality is there, and if you’re an American, European, or Australian expat looking for a taste of home, the ribs here should do the trick.