Cuts of Beef

The cuts of meat available in Medellin are a bit different that what one finds in the States. I am no expert in area but have tried to make a partial table of comparisons. The prices were taken in one super market during the week of 12 October 2009. The exchange rate was around 1910 peso per dollar. The price is per half kilo or pound.

Paisa Name 

Posta                           Top Round                    5080                 2.66

Muchacho                     Heel                              5875                 3.08

Huevo de Aldana           Bottom Round              6455                 3.38

Tabla                            Bottom Round              6560                 3.43

Solomito Redondo        Sirloin                           9530                 4.98

Solomito Largo             Tri-Tip                           12,950              6.78

Punta de Ancha            Sirloin Tip Center           9490                 4.97

Hígado                         Liver                             4310                 2.26



  1. Vincent said,

    August 24, 2010 at 12:05

    Thank you very much…We buy the solomito, and no complaints but I do miss cuts for ribeye, nw/kc strips, porter house. etc…

    • pbunch said,

      August 24, 2010 at 12:51

      From what I have seen the solomito rarely has as much fat as the cuts you mentioned, at least when bought in the states. I don’t know if that is form grass feeding as opposed to corn feeding or if it the cut. I don’t see a lot of fat on any of beef here.

  2. Vincent said,

    August 17, 2010 at 13:36

    Do you know if they have a cut for rib eye?

    • pbunch said,

      August 24, 2010 at 11:59

      I think that would be solomito. I can check with Nubia to be sure.

  3. Douger said,

    November 3, 2009 at 07:24

    Are those prices per lb. or kilo ?

    • pbunch said,

      November 4, 2009 at 06:14

      That is per half kilo or pound.

  4. October 22, 2009 at 12:28

    […] Foods and Beverages, Life in the Big City, Medellin) I added a page with comparisons of cuts of beef between the States and Medellin. It includes some price information based on prices in one super […]

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