If you're tired of the traditional Colombian dish of rice and beans, Bogotá will be a gastronomic blessing, as if offers a more varied cuisine than anywhere else in the country. The vibe of this emerging cosmopolitan city is inspiring restaurants and cafes to be more daring, incorporating South American and international flavors into their menus.
For Latino food with a twist, head down to the hip and happening Donostias .The classy Spanish joint is owned by five young local professionals, and is a must for all meat lovers who can gorge on a fantastic Chuleta de Cerdo BBQ sandwich. The atmosphere is always upbeat and buzzing, and if you stop in on a Wednesday you can enjoy some live music as you dine.
Close by you will find another great little dining spot, called Restaurante Fulanitos, which provides a more traditional ambiance. Located in a colonial house, the restaurant serves generous helping of yummy specialty dishes from southern Colombia, and you can admire brightly colored walls covered with paintings that document Colombian history and culture. The restaurant is alive with charm, and come a sunny spell, the outside terrace is a charming place to sit out and admire the view of the colonial town below.
If looking for more international dishes, there are many Mexican burrito joints, Mediterranean vegetarian bistros and even some Asian eateries. For a taste of Europe, the Luna Restaurant is exceptional; a classic Italian restaurant with a varied menu, homemade pastas and pizzas and fresh breads, all cooked over the wood fired oven.
For those of you for a sweet tooth, crepes and ice-cream sellers fill the streets offering you a delicious desert. The Crepes and Waffles chain greets you on many a Bogota street corner, but for a real slice of scrumptiousness, head down to Miriam Cahmi for the finest pastries and cakes around. And of course, any meal would not be complete without washing it down with what Colombia does best: a coffee.
Cra 6A# 117-32
Taking Colombia's traditional pastries and adding a contemporary twist... read more
Calle 10 # 2 - 12
The Candelaria's best most authentic Mexican restaurant... read more
Calle 80 #14-08
Nothing to look at from the outside, but this is Bogota's best traditional Mexican restaurant... read more
Calle 13 # 1-48
The Candelaria has a fine Peruvian restaurant as well... read more
Carrera 6 #117-12
Another hit Peruvian restaurant in Bogota... read more
Calle 134 No 59a - 81
Calle 119B # 5-43
Peruvian food in style over content? We think not!... read more
Calle 74 # 5-28
Chapinero Norte, Carrera 10 # 69-38
Perhaps Bogota's most traditional Peruvian restaurant... read more
Cra 6a #10-01
My vote for the best Argentine meats in Bogota...
Calle 11 No 5-41
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Carrera 11 # 70A-06
One of two Chilean outposts in the Colombian capital... read more
Carrera 3a # 26B-72
Calle 82 # 11-94 piso 5
The Mexican restaurant with the best views in Bogota... read more
Cl. 90 # 15-63
The best traditional milhojas in Bogota... read more
Carrera 8 # cl 81 8 08
Quality desserts in wonderful settings... read more
Calle 116 No15B-39
One of the most complete dessert locations in Colombia... read more
Carrera 4A, No. 26A-37
A slice of the old Yugoslavia in Bogota... read more
Cra 4A No 26B 22
Creative Mexican cuisine in Bogota... read more