Bonuar is a seductive black French, Colombian and Brazilian Bistro experience.
High ceiling fans which move to slow rhythms of jazz and blues add a seductive edge to the atmosphere which critics have compared to New Orleans.
Bonuar’s food, music and architecture pay homage to black culture as found on Colombia’s coast or the Northeast of Brazil.
The name Bonuar stems from the French phrase ‘beau noir’ which means ‘nice black’. Indeed, Bonuar’s menu contains coconut and panela as its protagonist flavours while the high ceiling fans which move to slow rhythms of jazz and blues add a seductive edge to the atmosphere which critics have compared to New Orleans.
But, even though it has been endorsed by some as the ultimate black French Bistro, the absence of black people is unsurprising given that Bonuar’s high ceilings are matched by high prices and a slightly serious demeanor which is more inclined to seduce Medellín’s white upper class.
Perhaps, the spike in Bonuar’s spear is the comparatively affordable brunch menu which at the time of writing is a relatively new concept in Medellín and proving popular with Paisas who need little encouragement to celebrate a Sunday lunch.
Cra. 44, 19A – 100, Ciudad del Río
(+57 4) 235 3577