Where to Eat in Bogota: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 27, 2017 Ying Subia

Ten million people call vibrant, passionate, sprawling Bogota home. The energy of this metropolitan heart of Colombia is in part fueled by its hundreds of eclectic and authentic dining hot spots, fantastic wines, and frequent foodie festivals. Ask the locals where they like to eat, then walk off your empanadas and aji with a stroll through the historic district of La Candelaria or during an indulgent shopping adventure on the North Side.
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1. Casa San Isidro

Cerro de Monserrate | Carrera 2 Este No. 21-48 Paseo Bolívar, Bogota, Colombia Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$275 57572819309
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 872 reviews

Casa San Isidro

Atop the beautiful Monserrate Mountain, the citizens of Bogota have been able to enjoy the best French cuisine in the city for the past 31 years. Since then, the restaurant has become famous for its gastronomic seasons, present throughout the year. Fish in time of lent, a French menu in May and June, lobster in September, wine and champagne in December: always generating new and delicious options for its guests. This colonial building, whose decoration evokes the tranquil and romantic mood of the city in the XIX century, is today the ideal place to taste delicate meats, poultry, rabbit and fish, with the soft whisper of the piano in the background, or if you prefer, on our panoramic balcony with the beautiful sights of Bogota at your feet.

Reviewed By BlueShoesAdventures - Weston, Florida

Wao...what a view...great service and my Salmon Morrón with mushroom sauce on a bed of cream cheese and red pimentos!!! Ummmmm....delicious!!! Equally delicious was the “Saumon aux fruits rouges te vodka” that one of my friends ordered!!!
To top it off...It is one of the most romantic restaurants I’ve ever been to...highly recommended!!!

2. Pajares Salinas

Carrera 10 96 - 08, Bogota 110221, Colombia Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$785 +57 1 6161524
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

Pajares Salinas

Reviewed By VivaMexicoLiz - Mexico City, Mexico

This is a terrific place for a friendly business lunch-- sharing delicious tapas among an every-expanding table of colleagues and new acquaintances certainly helps to keep the conversation flowing! We enjoyed series of classics, including wonderful grilled octopus, meatballs, and slices of ham and manchego cheese. We also went through several servings of crusty rolls. The service was excellent. This is a very popular restaurant-- by the time I had to leave to go to another meeting the place was packed.

3. Tramonti

Cra 1a # 93- 50 Chico Alto | Chicó Alto, Bogota, Colombia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +57 1 2182400
Excellent
75%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 650 reviews

Tramonti

Reviewed By Juan T

The view is awesome! Romantic and lovely place for share with your boyfriend or girlfriend. The food was ok not fancy.

4. Restaurante 69

Calle 69a # 5-59 | Zona G, Bogota 111041, Colombia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +57 1 2490426
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 299 reviews

Restaurante 69

Reviewed By Anita L - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I've been to Bogotá several times, and Oyster Bar 69 (that's the official name) is the best restaurant I've been to.
The ambiance was classy and comfortable at the same time. The service was great. Every single thing was delicious, starting with the bread, house-made rosemary crackers and accompaniments for them.
I had the seafood croquettes to start - full of seafood and delicious. My sister has the little crab claws in garlic butter. We couldn't stop eating the butter. For entree we both got the pork special (it was Thursday), which was a huge pork shank in a light sauce made from the vegetables it had been cooked with. The shank was perfectly cooked. I asked for extra sauce. For dessert, I had the warm strawberries in a wine black pepper sauce with ice cream. I'm going to try to make the sauce at home.
A very memorable lunch. Don't miss it!

5. La Ventana

Carrera 7 72 - 41 | Hilton Bogota, Bogota 110221, Colombia Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Latin, Colombian, Grill, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$157 +57 6006030
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 388 reviews

La Ventana

Un restaurante único e innovador, fundamenta su cocina en el uso de insumos frescos y naturales, provenientes de cultivos de diferentes granjas a las afueras de Bogotá, así como de los más selectos cortes de carnes, pescados y aves, que son preparados a la parrilla.Ingredientes como las semillas de girasol y de cancha, la quinua, los cubios, las habas, la cebada perlada, y algunos preparados por el equipo de cocina del restaurante entre los que se encuentran sales de vino, panes artesanales y mermeladas,hacen parte de los elementos insignia de las creaciones del chef argentino German Ghelfi, quien con su talento, autenticidad y carisma, hace de cada visita a este lugar algo inolvidable.La Ventana se abre de par en par, para que sus visitantes vivan deliciosas experiencias gastronómicas, en diferentes momentos del día: • Desayuno Buffet: Variedad de panes, cereales, especias y frutas, son algunos de los ingredientes que allí se encuentran, para dar un delicioso inicio al día y cargarse de energía. • Menú Express: el trabajo y el agitado ritmo de vida hacen que muchas veces el tiempo para almorzar sea corto. Por eso, el restaurante La Ventana ha creado el Menú Express, que en 15 minutos estará listo para que los comensales puedan disfrutar de entrada, guarnición, plato fuerte y postre en un mismo plato.Sugerimos dejarse guiar por nuestro chef y su equipo, que como expertos le darán la mejor recomendación al momento de crear su plato. • Para la noche: este es el momento de tomarse el tiempo suficiente para deleitarse con las más exquisitas propuestas, que serán antecedidas por degustaciones de panes artesanales y aceites monovarietales que lo sorprenderán. Además, los amantes del vino podrán explorar este fascinante placer, en una cava que alberga más de 150 etiquetas de gran prestigio.• Barra de antipastos: para cualquier momento del día, la barra Natural Flavors, está dispuesta con una gran variedad de vegetales, especias, semillas, quesos, jamones y frutos de mar, ideales para crear platos deliciosos, ligeros y rápidos. Como toque final, un menú de helados artesanales, conformado por una serie de sabores particulares entre ellos leche de cabra, chocolate teyuna Sierra Nevada, lulo con estragón anisado, vainilla y tomillo, Café Devotion y cardamomo, y frutos del bosque, será una opción irresistible para cerrar con broche de oro cualquiera de estas experiencias.La Ventana se abre para que el placer invada los sentidos.

Reviewed By Bpkengor - York, Maine

I recently stayed at the Hilton and enjoyed breakfast every day at the La Ventana. Nice buffet with a multitude of interesting fruits and other local items. I really appreciated the variety and freshness

6. Sant Just

Calle 16A | Unit 2-73, Bogota 111711, Colombia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Wine Bar, Delicatessen, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Drinks HK$63 - HK$196 +57 314 4781460
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 610 reviews

Sant Just

This intimate French restaurant offers a creative and vibrant a la carte menu. Dishes are brought to you by a warm and friendly staff. Please check our website and Instagram pages. American Express, Visa, Mastercard accept ! Bienvenidos sinceramente

Reviewed By Juan C

I work at a university close by. Pretty much every time a visitor comes to town I bring them here. Never fails. Food always tastes amazing. Lamb is amazing here. Try their coffee creme brulee!!

7. Arcobaleno

A Cota | Cota Avenida Corpas # 158 - 45, Bogota 250017, Colombia Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Italian, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Drinks, Lunch HK$16 - HK$78 +57 1 6852335
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Arcobaleno

Reviewed By Robert M - New York, New York, United States

This beautifully designed restaurant is a labor of love on the part of Colombian chef Catalina Mojica and Italian chef Simone de Cia. The menu changes daily, and it combines both authentic colombian dishes and mediterranean fare. It's inventive, fresh, meticulously prepared, and delicious. The...MoreGrazie Mille Robert! Sei sempre benvenuto al nostro Ristorante!

8. La Castana

Calle 57 # 5 - 17 | Barrio Chapinero Alto, Bogota 579986, Colombia Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Fusion, Colombian, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night +57 3055792
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 242 reviews

La Castana

A unique and cozy place in Chapinero Alto with amazing pastries, baked empananadas and excellent coffee.

Reviewed By y0ramy - Kfar Hess, Israel

Cozy restaurant in the ChaoineroSpanish neighborhood. Multiple meno choices, most of them chicken, meat and lamb, but few vegetarian options. Get the quinoa salad, with mango, lettuce, avocado, cashews. It's great. I wanted also the veggies quiche, but they were out. Prices are reasonable. I also liked the mango lemonade.
English and Spanish music playing.

9. Madison

Calle 119 # 5-80 | Usaquen, Bogota, Colombia Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$157 +57 1 2142153
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

Madison

Reviewed By zola025 - Exeter, New Hampshire

It’s hard to fathom why Madison is so highly rated. The burgers were fine, nothing special. Buns were too soft and fell apart. French fries were very decent. Appetizers were good- we had grilled edamame and jalapeño ‘balls’. The location is good, it’s really dark inside though. Service friendly. Meh.

10. Nueve

Calle 70A #10a-18, Bogota, Colombia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Spanish, Wine Bar, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner 2487073
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 140 reviews

Nueve

Reviewed By Rkwok68

We came in April with clients and co-workers. Just outstanding. Menu is comprised of tapas, we had a combination of different choices; empanadas, oxtail, tuna tartare, honestly I was so busy eating I wasn't taking note of all the different tapas. The chef/owner took a personal interest in our meal, and offered outstanding wine pairings with the tapas.
Service was attentive and the crew spoke good English. We were lucky, we came on a Monday night - apparently there's a months long waitlist on Friday/weekends nights...not surprising given what we experienced.
Would absolutely go back and highly recommend. For 7, with alcohol and dessert and service fee included, came to $325USD. Very very good value.

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