Bogota has become a foodie haven over the past few years, and today you would need several weeks there to try out all the great restaurant options that this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Therefore, w’ve compiled a list of the best Bogota restaurants that you can’t miss during your trip to Colombia.

Mini-Mal

This is the best hole-in the wall restaurant in the city for modern Colombian cuisine. They come up with the most unexpected but delicious combinations of Colombian food and the environment is cozy and unpretentious, so you find yourself in the neighborhood of Chapinero, this small but mighty place is definitely worth a try.

Osaka

A unique nikkei cuisine proposal, Osaka is one of the best restaurant experiences in town due to its impeccable service and food freshness that will have you coming back for your next special occasion. Dishes are very small, so the idea is that you order several to share. It’s on the pricier side of the restaurant spectrum for Bogota standards but definitely worth every penny.

Abasto

Abasto serves Colombian food staples in modern environments. Its 3 different locations are equally perfect to enjoy delicious traditional brunch (but also lunch or dinner!) with fresh ingredients from local markets. Make sure to try some arepas de huevo and granadilla juice.

Central Cevichería

This seafood restaurant offers the best balance between casual and on-theme. In a warm, caribbean-like environment you’ll get to enjoy seafood from all of Latin America. Moreover, the price-value is great, and it works perfectly for small or big groups alike.

Bandido Bistro

This french bistro-inspired restaurant is a classic gem and always ranks among the best restaurants in Bogota. There’s often live music and the eclectic decor makes for a cozy but hip environment. However, the food is the absolute star: every dish on their menu is excellent- not to mention the cocktails. Perfect for sunday brunch or friday night dinner, this versatile place is absolutely worth checking out. 

La Puerta Falsa

La puerta falsa is the oldest restaurant in the Colombia, with over 200 years of history. They serve the most authentic and delicious traditional food in town. It is iconic for Bogotanos and sought-after by foreigners. You must try the Tamales and the Chocolate Santafereño- trust us, you won’t regret it.

Tábula

Constantly acclaimed by Anthony Bourdain, this adorable restaurant on a tiny Bogota street will live up to its fame. Tabula takes very modest Colombian ingredients and takes them to a gourmet level. Dishes are quite large, so we recommend going there with friends. Bonus: their wine selection is spot-on!

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