More Than A Glass Of Water: Best Places To Eat In Bogotá

places to eat in bogota
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If you are planning a trip to Colombia, there are some things you might want to try; food, for instance. Colombia’s capital city, Bogotá, is known not only for being the third-largest city in all of South America, but also for having the best coffee and the tastiest food you can eat. From farm-to-table dining rooms to very pricey restaurants, there are a plethora of options for even the most sophisticated palates. Take a look here and see what delicious places we have to recommend - all just for you:

1. Andrés Carne de Res

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Described as “a beloved spot that offers a hard-to-explain combination of steakhouse and all-night dance party” by the New York Times, Andrés Carne de Res is definitely one of the most famous restaurants in Bogotá. It is the perfect combination of food, art, and music. Yes, all in one. Located on the outskirts of this jaw-dropping city, Andrés Carne de Res offers delicious Colombian food, amazing cocktails, and the most eccentric and incredibly fun atmosphere you can possibly imagine. Great, right? The restaurant is said to serve at least 2,000 dinners without compromising taste and customer service, which is pretty impressive. The best part? You can stay after your meal for a night full of dancing.

Andrés Carne de Res

Address: Chía, Colombia

Website: Andrés Carne de Res

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2. La Puerta Falsa

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Cesar.cely used under CC BY-SA 4.0

This one is said to be the oldest restaurant in the country. La Puerta Falsa is a great snack shop for anyone who wants to enjoy tamales and chocolate. According to many visitors, it has a short menu, but awesome food, so you will not be disappointed. This is a more appropriate option for those who are looking for a small, cozy place to eat in Bogotá. It has been around since 1816 so there must be something really special about it, don’t you think?

La Puerta Falsa

Address: Cl. 11 #6-50, Bogotá, Colombia

Website: La Puerta Falsa

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3. La Bodega de Abasto

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Sometimes, all we need is a place that takes pride in using and exploring locally grown ingredients. Well, if that is the case for you now, I highly recommend you to go to La Bodega de Abasto where you will enjoy incredibly delicious Colombian food as well as international dishes. Best thing? It is affordable so it will not hurt your budget. Are you ready to experience a true culinary experience while visiting Bogotá? Well, all you have to do is put this amazing restaurant on your places-to-go list. In addition to its great food, it has three different locations throughout the city, so it doesn’t really matter where you are, you will probably find La Bodega de Abasto just around the corner. Dinner is ready!

La Bodega de Abasto

Address: Cl. 120a #3-5, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Website: La Bodega de Abasto

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4. Mercado

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Are you looking for a place that makes its own version of sodas? Well, Mercado is not only known for doing that, but also for being the best option for those who lean towards healthy food. The so-called conscious kitchen prides itself on using the freshest vegetables grown by local farmers. You can’t get fresher than that. Every dish and creation on the menu is closely connected to the culture of the city, so this will be a wholesome culinary experience for you and your family while you are in Bogotá.


Address: Usaquén Carrera 6, #119-18, Columbia

Website: Mercado

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5. Gordo

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I get it. Even if we decide to visit the most beautiful place/country on earth, sometimes we miss home. It is inevitable. Well, don’t feel bad, there is a cool restaurant in Bogotá called Gordo that is considered a little piece of the United States in Colombia. This place combines the best of both the United States and Colombia, which makes for a pretty awesome and delicious match. Cocktails, pork belly tater tots, fried chicken, and more.

Gordo Brooklyn Bar & Restaurant

Address: Cra. 4a #66-84, Bogotá, Colombia

Website: Good Brooklyn Bar & Restaurant

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6. Matiz

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Feel like splurging? Matiz is the place for you. It is one of the priciest restaurants in the city so you know you will spend a bit more money but the food and the experience will be totally worth it. According to the people at Matiz, the place is known for serving “edible art”. Sounds fancy, right? Besides, there are plenty of options for every palate. Exquisite land and sea options are served on colorful plates. Wouldn’t you like that?


Address: Cl. 95 #11a-17, Bogotá, Colombia

Website: Matiz

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7. La Ventana

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Cozy atmosphere, delicious food, outstanding customer service; these are just some of the good things people say about this amazing restaurant. La Ventana serves delicious Colombian food in a such a nice environment that you will want to come back for dessert. The best thing is that you can go with your friends, family or significant other and it will be the perfect choice. Bogotá is delicious for many reasons.

La Ventana

Address: Carrea 7 No. 72 - 41, Bogotá D.C., Bogotá, Colombia

Website: La Ventana

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8. Capital Cocina y Café


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Are you in the mood for some craft beer, fish, pork chop, steak, pollo suprema or any other comfort food? Well, look no further, Capital Cocina y Café is the place to go. Prepare yourself to fight for tables at this fabulous restaurant. You can pair your amazing meal with a glass of the house wine to make it the perfect evening. The best part? It is incredibly cheap. What are you waiting for?

Capital Cocina y Café

Address: Cl. 10 #2-99, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Website: Capital Cocina y Café

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9. Harry Sasson

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

What if I told you that Bogotá’s most famous chef decided to open a namesake restaurant in this beautiful city? Well, it is true. It is set up in a gorgeous, remodeled masion. Many people describe it as a restaurant with excellent service and an extensive menu, so you will have several options to choose from. Visit this restaurant and try the perfect shrimp and chicken fried rice. You will not regret it!

Harry Sasson

Address: Cl. 70 #557, Bogotá, Colombia

Website: Harry Sasson

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10. Black Bear

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Are you looking for world class service and great food? Go to Black Bear, one of the best restaurants in Bogotá. What about some duck or steak pesto? Those are just some of the options for you to try at Black Bear. It is located in a garden setting, which makes it even more interesting. The food is seasoned exceptionally well and the staff is beyond friendly, so you will feel at home.

Black Bear

Address: Cl. 89 #11a10, Bogotá, Colombia

Website: Black Bear

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What are you waiting for?

Bogota, Colombia
Source: Photo by Flickr user Marc Smith used under CC BY 2.0

I am sure you got hungry after reading this article. But don’t worry, now you know exactly where to go every time you want to try the best food and enjoy the most comfortable and colorful environments in Bogotá. Bon appétit!

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