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Masa

Located in the Zona G, this bakery was founded by the Villegas sisters, a pair that can be seen making sure every homemade bread roll and freshly squeezed juice is perfect.

Tabula

Set in the neighbourhood of La Macarena, close to the Santamaría bullring – worth a visit, even if you’re against bullfighting – this airy restaurant serves succulent Colombian dishes prepared with traditional cooking techniques. They have the best yuca in town.

La Fama

Vegetarians beware: Colombians are avid carnivores and this is where they get their meat fix. The paragon of what a steakhouse should be, La Fama specialises in barbecue preparations, inspired by techniques used in the Deep South – their chorizo with jalapeño is quite a treat.

Andres Carnes de Res

A one-of-a-kind experience, Andres de Res combines Colombian gastronomy with a party. The restaurant is actually in a nearby municipality called Chia, but it’s well worth the short trek. The extensive menu can be a bit overwhelming – give the arepa de choclo or the toston con todo, a Colombian-style pizza with a plantain base, a try. Lively and colourful, a large Colombian party follows the meal and lasts until the following morning.

Burgers

Burgers aren’t necessarily Colombian, but the minds behind Bogotá’s food scene ignited a serious burger movement about two years ago – and it shows no sign of abating. Dozens of “hamburgueserias” have popped up all over the city, making it nearly impossible to choose one. A burger is no lighter and healthier than the hardy, fried dishes Colombians are well known for, but a trip to one of these joints is part of the local experience. Bícono, Smoking Molly, Smoking Burgers and Home Burgers serve some of the best patties around.

Ciengramos

Dubbed #brunchaholic, Hotel Click Clack’s restaurant hosts an all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink (bloody mary’s and bottled beers) brunch every weekend. The dishes are catered to those with large appetites and sophisticated palates, and everything is bite-sized, giving guests the opportunity to have many different bits.

  • +57 174 304 04
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  • Carrera 11, 93-77
    The Click Clack Hotel
    110111 Bogotá

La Herencia

A household favourite, La Herencia serves Colombian dishes in a modern setting with a finca vibe. Perfect for a charming and cosy lunch in an on-trend neighbourhood.

  • +57 124 951 95
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  • Carrera 9, 69A-26
    Quinta Camacho
    Bogotá

Abasto

With three well-positioned locations, hitting up Abasto shouldn’t be a problem. The restaurant values their farm-to-table concept using fresh, local products. One of the locations, Abasto Bodega, doubles as a restaurant and market, so you’ll be killing two birds with one stone.

Masa

Tabula

La Fama

Andres Carnes de Res

Ciengramos

La Herencia

Abasto

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