For an inexpensive place to eat, check out the panaderÃas on Carrera 6 between Parque La Pola and the Plaza de la Independencia. Many serve budget-priced comida corriente set lunches and dinners. Also, on Parque La Pola are some cheap restaurants. Alkosto supermarket is on Carrera 5, across from Parque de la Independencia.
Ipiales also has up-scale restaurants specializing in traditional Colombian food; most are around Plaza de la Independencia and on Carrera 7. While visiting Las Lajas, be sure to stop off in El Charco to state a specialty of the southern Colombian Andes region: cuy (guinea pig) roasted over a wood fire.