Colombia Restaurants

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    View from the front of the restaurant
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Colombia Restaurants

  • Typical Colombian Dishes

    Bogotá Restaurants

    This is a popular local dish, not a restaurant. You should be able to order it almost anywhere. It is a massive amount of food, so be very hungry or split it with a friend. It comes on a big platter, and includes 2 kinds of sausage, ground beef, beans and rice, fried pork rind, fried plantains, avocado, bread, and several things I can’t remember,...

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  • Colombian typical

    Bogotá Restaurants

    If l put tips in here about restaurants l have been to, they would probably be out of date. So l will tell you about the typical delicious food that l have tasted. The special dish of Bogota is called Ajiaco. This is made from chicken, corn on the cob, different types of potatos with cream and capers. Served with avacado. The main ingredient is...

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  • Fast Food chains

    Bogotá Restaurants

    This chain of restaurants offers the best fresh salads, served with portions large enough for two. The also have desserts to finish off with. So eat light , then have a great ice cream dessert. You can also stop in for just Ice cream and coffee. Mediterean Salad

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  • La Zona Rosa

    Bogotá Restaurants

    Sunday at 6 pm everything was closing in Zone T I am not sure if it was because it was sunday or again because it was the election day. I decided to try to go to Atlantis shopping mall and there infact I found this Atlantis Gourmet opened. It is a sort of pub with many choices of hamburgers with a south american taste. I chosed one with guacamole...

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  • Coffee

    Bogotá Restaurants

    We had not given a Juan Valdez Cafe a try until were in Cartagena about a month into our two month trip to Colombia but once we did, we felt the chain had something to offer. We would have much nicer coffee and better atmosphere later in Salento but in a pinch, Juan Valdez was going to have to do. While in Bogota on our second visit on our way back...

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  • Parque 93

    Bogotá Restaurants

    El Gato Negro is a very nice restaurant in Parque 93, across the park from Cafe Renault. Good food, expensive for Colombian standards-I payed (January 2011) around 50 euros for a large lunch for 2 including some glasses of wine.

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  • Restaurante Presidencial

    Bogotá Restaurants

    Restaurante Presidencial is located in La Candelaria, only one block from Plaza de Bolívar. The restaurant is nicely decorated in classical style but quite interesting. On one of the walls are the pictures of all Colombian presidents to the present day. They offer several daily menus for 13.000 - 24.000 COP. The staff is professional and the...

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  • Colombian Beer

    Bogotá Restaurants

    Produced in local brewery Carina suggested me this beer. She was so eager to hear some compliments about it. And though it tastes bad I had to say 'umm' with a smile. Remember this bottle. Don go for it!

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  • Refreshing high quality fast food in...

    It is always difficult to find a good food place whn travelling around Colombia. There are down town areas where great restaurants abound, but the food at airports and bus stations is generally quite bad. Hygiene standards are appalling and there is a distinct lack of choice. Imagine my surprise therefore to find Superdog at the Cali bus...

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  • the classic meals of Colombia

    Los Quingos de Belén was a perfect way to begin what would be a great culinary experience in Popayán. This upscale but still very authentic restaurant just on the edge of town specializes in regional dishes and while not cheap, they serve huge portions in a very charming atmospheric setting. There is a large outdoor seating area but we preferred to...

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  • perhaps the best of the cheapies

    It's very likely Rincon del Lucy would have escaped my eye without its high recommendation in our guidebook but it was highly touted at our hostel as well. Of course, all this adds to just about every gringo in town going there but that's okay, there's only about twenty of us anyway and as long as everyone doesn't go at once, they can still squeeze...

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  • one great fruit drink place

    One of the great things about all the amazing fruit is the preponderance of fruit juice vendors. They range from simple freshly squeezed varieties to those making more involved concoctions in blenders. There was a whole row of the latter along Avenida Daniel Lemaitre next to Parque del Centanario. Whenever you walked along this busy street, every...

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  • a very different cerviche

    I walked by Cocteleria Juancho a few times without seeing it. Well, I saw it but it looked more like an ice cream stand than a place to have cerviche and even all the people outside eating from Styrofoam cups didn't give me a clue despite my having eaten cerviche the same way in Cartagena only a few days earlier. They just looked to be enjoying...

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  • eating ants is better than it sounds

    Color de Hormiga (Color of Ants) sure sounded good in our guidebook but it was also very expensive in the scheme of our budget so we didn't make a definite plan to go there. Still, there was no way we would be in such a small town as Barichara and at least not have a look at it. We even went as far as making sure to go on a day it was open as it is...

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  • the real deal in empanadas

    Hosteltrail turned out to be a great hostel, but not just because it was a nice place to stay but because the young couple that own it are foodies. They turned us onto a few good places but mostly what I would like to thank them for is telling me about La Fresca. I asked where I could find the best empanadas de pipián and without hesitation they...

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  • one of South America's better culinary...

    While South America might not be noted as a top culinary continent, some countries certainly stand out above others and Colombia is easily one of them. As with accommodation, it might not be the cheapest of all South American countries but overall the quality and range of choices are better too. That said, it was a slight disappointment to us as we...

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  • Restaurant at Hostel...

    This is also a hostel with a very convenient location, as it is near the entrance of the park. It has nice scenery all around around. The hostel has a restaurant with simple and cheap local food. I had a meat dish with rice salad and fried bananas plus a fruit juice and paid about 4 $.This restaurant is convenient because otherwise you'd need a...

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  • best empanadas!!!

    This restaurant is extremely popular with locals. It's been there for many years. It is a two level restaurant with a great variety of local and South American dishes. It has tasty food and tastier pastries. There are 15 types of coffee (1-1,5$), pasta, pizzas (6-7$), tasty icecream and more. Main dishes cost 5-10$. I liked the 'empanadas' very...

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  • lunch in Centro

    My opinion was mixed.My Spanish language skills are decent but do not extend to the fine points on a menu; so after seeing the place had lots of fish (of which I ate much of in Panama), I decided to order the chicken. The taste was alright the problem was that it was a big bowl of chicken hearts or kidneys, blah.So I called for 'la cuenta' and I...

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  • EXCELLENT ICE-CREAM

    This is a huge chain that is found all over Bogota, in major shopping malls and along fashionable streets.Most of the time I see a long queue waiting patiently for their ice-cream dose.The ice-cream is really quite delicious (and in quite large servings). Highly recommended.Note that 'Arequipe' here in Colombia, Peru is 'Dulce de Leche' as known in...

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  • EMPANADAS

    'Empanadas' are pastries of various fillings that are very common in South America. From Argentina to Bolivia, they are available and are very popular snacks indeed. However, in each country, they are of a slightly different style.In Colombia, the style here is that at the 'empanada' shop, there is a huge spread of sauces on the counter. So many...

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  • Fresh fruit salads (with or without...

    In Colombia you can buy big fresh fruit salads (many of the fruits taste so much better than at home), but too often they put a lot of other things on the plate as well, like a sweet yoghurt sauce and cheese. Most of the times they ask you before adding anything, but sometimes they don’t, so it can be good to say that you want the fruit salad...

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  • Very cheap lunch - Comida Corriente

    If you want to eat cheap you should ask for the comida corriente - a set menu of the day at the cheap restaurants. First you will get a soup then a plate with a piece of meat or chicken, some rice, potato, beans, platanos and a little bit of salad. Sometimes you will get pasta, lentils or chickpeas. There is always a small soft drink included.The...

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  • Great View of Medellin from the Lounge...

    I had the Churrasco steak. It came with pototoe, avocado,rice,chicharron=fried pork skin.Price 21,000mil=$ 11 .The Lounge area has plastic seats and plastic tables at the edge for the view of Medellin.There is also other seating covered with a wooden table.There is also a Palmitas disco which I did not go and a covered area where the food is cooked...

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  • Great Steak house-SAN CARBON PARRILA

    San Carbon is a great place to eat its a open style restaurant. Large stock of wine and drinks in the trendy upscale area of Parque LLeras area of Restaurants for daytime office workers to the party goers at night. Excellent service. One person did speak some english during the Lunch time when I was here since my spanglish isnt that good.I visit...

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  • Great steak for food court place in...

    For a place in a shopping mall food court the steaks are great. I have eaten here around 5 times for lunch.I had the Baby Beef, Baby beef black angus cut, Beet chorizo black angus cut.Price $ 11 Thats with a coke, fried Bannana,small salad,fries.And the steak is a fairly large size portoin for the price.There are other steak places next door in...

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  • NOSTALGIC TANGO

    Carlos Gardel, the famous Argentine tango singer, died in a plane crash here in Medellin.As a result, somehow, as fans mourned his death, tango music took off here, making Medellin a mini-Buenos Aires.Salon Malaga is an absolutely delightful find. It is lined with jukeboxes and pictures of faded artistes and musicians. The tables and chairs are all...

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  • NORTH COAST: JUICE SELLERS

    I noticed quite a huge number of juice stalls by the roads and plazas. These heaven-sent street vendors set up tables and have blenders ready for your order to quench your thirst in this hot humid Caribbean weather. Well, one thing is... I notice that people here use a lot of ice in their drinks. I am sure many travellers have read about warnings...

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  • AGUA DE PANELA

    Panela is unrefined brown sugar from sugarcane.Dissolved in water, they form a brown sweet drink. It seems to be a typical drink of Colombia and I am not sure if it is usually served warm or cold.But as I had it up in La Calera hill in midnight (freezing cold), I appreciate the very very warm drink indeed.

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  • SALPICON

    Colombiana is a popular creme soda with a distinctive orange color. Salpicon is chopped fruits mixed with this soda. It is served along with meals as a dessert or is ladled into a plastic container and taken away as a refreshing snack.

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  • COLOMBIAN COFFEE

    Colombia is also world renowned for its excellent coffee, and it is considered to have flavour of its own, quite unlike any other type.My attempt to buy Colombian coffee in the supermarket was however met with some disapprovals from my Bogotan friends. They claim that the BEST Colombian coffee are exported. So, what I just bought from the...

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  • EXECUTIVE LUNCH / COMIDA CORRIENTES

    In Colombia, one can generally find very cheap meals. They are called Comida Corrientes or Menu Ejecutivo, much like Plate of the Day. Here, for around 3000 to 4500 pesos, you get soup, a plate with rice, beans, salad, meat and fried banana and a drink. Much, much, much cheaper than food in Venezuela. But they are normally not such great food....

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  • This is what i call a BURGER !!!

    well . I´ve been all over south america , business and traveling . I love burgers and this place was my number one place in south america . the burgers are great , they do them 100% aged serllion , there was some great salads as well for my vegi girl friend so both of us got out with a smile . the place is small and well designed , great energy ,...

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  • Dont eat the Cuy

    In some south american countries there is a entree called Cuy. This is guinea pig. Like in the states we eat a lot of food one would consider weird. But if you arent into rodents stay away from it. Also they serve beef lung. I cannot remember the name of the dish. FLip side of the coin definitely eat the plantains(plantanos) look like a banana and...

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  • Best salads in town

    Crepes and Waffles sounds American, but is a truly Colombian restaurant. They've got restaurants now in Bogotá, Medellín, Cali and, as far as I know, other Latin American countries, too.Well, of course, they've got crepes and waffles (excellent), but what I like even more is their salads!They only use locally-produced food and have a good social...

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  • You Must Eat at Wok

    This was the best asian restaurant I have been to in the world and is so cheap. They have so much on the menu and the food is delicious... we ate far too much here as we wanted to sample everything The tempura is amazing as well is the sushi

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  • Jugos naturales

    Wherever you are, wandering through the streets of Cartagena, or anywhere else, you will come across the sign "jugos naturales", freshly squeezed fruit juice, made from fruits you have probably never of. And they are divine!! 1500Pesos (75c) buy you a palatal orgasm.

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  • The local cuisine

    The best and cheapest way to eat in colombia, is on the streets. It is also an excellent way to get to know the real local cusine. The numerous street-vendors you can see in all of the cities around the country offer extreamly tasty and cheap food. Besides street-vendors there are numerous small "restaurants" especially in the centros (the south...

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  • Typical food names

    One of the best aspectos of Colombia is its fantastic, tasty and hearty food. Forget McDonalds or other worldwide chains, they are much more expensive and you´d miss the real flavor. Just follow locals and ask for prices beforehand. Ask for these plates: In Bogota: "Ajiaco" (A-hee-a-co)In Medellin and Coffe Area: "Bandeja Paisa" (Bahn-the-ha -...

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  • Tinto colombiano

    As everybody knows, Colombia is very famous for its rich coffee. Really the best coffee in the world! You can get a 'tinto' at almost every corner for cheap prices.

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  • Tricky pic... sushi in the...

    Tricky pic... sushi in the Zona Rosa of Bogota, just to show you can eat 'international food' with a latin heart! Anyway if you have a stong stomach, go for 'la bandeja paisa', pretty typical food from the 'paisa' part of the country, and don't leave the country without tasting one of the best 100% colombian coffee, even if you don't like coffee...

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  • Fruit Juices

    Fruit juices are popular in the Carribean coast. This stand in Santa Marta even had a sign in Hebrew. Israeli backpackers outnumber all nationalities in South America.

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  • Il Pomodorri

    Il Pomodorri represents some of the best aspects of restaurants in Bogota. It is quite pricey... about US$30 per person for three courses with wine (for Bogota this is expensive!). The service is impeccable and the food is excellent. The atmosphere is very cosy in the evening but the restaurant has a terrace which is great for Sunday...

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  • The variety of restaurants,...

    The variety of restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs of Santa Fe de Bogotá is almost inexhaustible. Numerous restaurants offer excellent local cuisine,not only from the capital city but also from various regions of the country. Several restaurants function in antique colonial-style houses which are worth visiting for themselves. Notable, among...

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  • IN CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, THERE...

    IN CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD RESTAURANTS...EL CLUB DE PESCA, IS ONE OF THE BEST AND ONE OF MY FAVORITES, IT IS LOCATED IN A FORTRESS AND YOU CAN HAVE A TABLE ON THE DOCK, IT IS A VERY ROMANTIC PLACE WITH NICE MUSIC AND EXCELLENT QUALITY SEA FOOD THE COCONOUT RICE IS TIPICAL FROM CARTAGENA, THE SEA FOOD IS VERY GOOD. AND FOR...

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