Where to Eat in Bogota, Colombia

Where to Eat in Bogota, Colombia


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Masa

Bogota, Colombia

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.

Address

Calle 70, 4-83


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Tabula

Bogota, Colombia

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.

Address

Calle 29, 5-90
110311
Bogotá


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La Fama

Bogota, Colombia

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.

Address

Calle 65, 4-85
110311


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Andres Carnes de Res

Bogota, Colombia

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.

Address

Calle 82, 12-21
Zona Rosa
Bogotá


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Ciengramos

Bogota, Colombia

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.

Address

Carrera 11, 93-77
The Click Clack Hotel
110111


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La Herencia

Bogota, Colombia

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.

Address

Restaurante La Herencia
Carerra 9 #69A-26


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Abasto

Bogota, Colombia

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.

Address

Calle 69A, 9-09
Quinta Camacho
Bogotá


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Orso Heladería

Bogota, Colombia

Despite Bogotá’s chilly evenings, you can almost always find someone with an ice cream in hand. Orso has become a local favourite for its extensive selection of flavours churned out Italian-style. You can find this creamy indulgence at three central locations but the Chapinero shop tucked away on a discreet alley in Zona G is arguably the most charming.

Address

Calle 66 4a-08


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Les Amis Bizcocheria

Bogota, Colombia

Les Amis is one of several boutique bakeries catering to the increasing demand for artisanal baked goods beyond what is typically offered at a traditional panaderia. The freshly made sweet and savory treats here draw influence from around the world. Popular choices include the Argentinian arepas, local-style obleas and French-inspired macarons. Discover this quaint café on the second floor of an enchanting colonial home by ringing the doorbell outside and making your way up the grand spiral staircase.

Address

Carrera 14 86A-12
2 Piso


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Salvo Patria

Bogota, Colombia

What started as a neighborhood café dedicated to exposing local palates to high quality coffee has grown to focus on food as its means of education. Salvo Patria raises awareness of local farmers and Colombia’s diverse bounty with inventive dishes that each carry their own story. Don’t let all the excitement over the daily changing menu make you forget about the coffee – an invigorating accompaniment to the refreshing desserts.

Address

Calle 54a, 4-13


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Quinua y Amaranto

Bogota, Colombia

Ajiaco, a hearty potato stew with corn and shredded chicken, is the quintessential Bogotá dish, and it is said that the best version is found at Puerta Falsa. But on Saturdays only, an arguably even better interpretation of ajiaco can be found across the street at Quinua y Amaranto. This charming two-storey restaurant is worth a return visit during the week to experience its vegetarian set lunch menu. Arrive early, it sells out almost every day.

Address

Calle 11, 2-95


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De/Raíz Cocina Café

Bogota, Colombia

While Bogotá’s vegetarian offerings have grown tremendously, few restaurants have achieved a successful balance of atmosphere, value and quality quite like De/Raiz. Creative vegan creations, such as an almond-cheese board and mushroom wings, are served in this beach-style space set in a charming historic house. Don’t miss the drinks menu which includes sustainable wines, craft beers and a plethora of non-alcoholic, healthy beverages including a spirulina latte and activated charcoal lemonade.

Address

Calle 65, 5-70


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Prudencia

Bogota, Colombia

Set in an enchanting colonial home in La Candelaria, the historic district known for its inexpensive set lunches, Prudencia is boldly redefining the fixed lunch concept. The menu here changes weekly based on produce available from local producers; chef Mario Rosero is constantly innovating to ensure that no dish is ever repeated. Consistent however, is his respectful approach, using techniques such as fermentation to maintain the integrity of the ingredient.

Address

Carrera 2, 1134


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Leo Restaurant

Bogota, Colombia

Looking to experience Colombia’s diverse cuisines without stepping foot outside Bogotá? Leo is the restaurant for you. Celebrity chef Leonor Espinosa has teamed up with local biologists and producers to research the traditional ingredients of disenfranchised Indigenous, Afro-descendant and peasant communities. What results is an extravagant, 15-course tasting menu, complemented by Indigenous wines and fermented drinks, that celebrates Colombia’s history, biodiversity and chef Leo’s mastery in the kitchen.

Address

Calle 27B, 6-75
Pasaje Mompox, Centro Internacional


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Mini-Mal

Bogota, Colombia

Originally founded in 2001, Mini-Mal promoted a farm-to-table ethos long before it became a trend. Chef Eduardo Martinez and his partner Antonuela Ariza work closely with Colombian producers and Indigenous communities located across the country to bring forgotten ingredients to the plate. What results is a surprising and educational dining experience unlike any other in the city. Don’t miss the lemon-seasoned ants served with tucupi sauce, a paste made by the elderly women of a nearby Indigenous community.

Address

Carrera 4A, 57-52