Astrid y Gastón in Lima is arguably the finest restaurant in Latin America. But A&G in Bogotá was a huge disappointment. Barely average!
Leo Espinoza, who has gained the reputation of being one of Colombia’s rising culinary stars. Misia offers breakfast and traditional Colombian comfort food in a clean, casual setting.
Local celebrity chefs Jorge and Mark Rausch serve up a unique menu with local ingredients dressed up in a French tuxedo. Very popular and usually busy.
Harry Sasson is one of Bogotá’s most acclaimed restaurants. But noticeable errors in execution by the waiters and the kitchen staff left a bit of a tarnish on our visit. Still, a commendable showing.
Overall, the meal was very good. Reasonable prices, about as expected for this quality of food in this ambiance.
I’m going to sum this up. Although I have only spent a limited time in Bogotá, this is about the only place downtown or in La Candelaria that I can recommend for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The staff was friendly and attentive. But I can say that about 80% of the restaurants I’ve visited over the past few years. Hardly a reason to go there for breakfast.
You don’t go to Hooters for the burger. But if you’re there, and you have the urge for a burger or don’t want the stomach acid that accompanies a basket full of three-alarm wings, they have a pretty good cheeseburger to fill that bill.
A warm and pleasant ambiance, friendly, attentive service, and fabulous bread and other food items make Brot an excellent choice for breakfast or lunch. Or perhaps just enjoying a fresh-baked croissant and a frothy cappuccino.
Bogotá doesn’t have a lot of burger options. With four locations in Bogotá, this one might be the best one close to you.
This burger was good enough to make it into our list of top five burgers in Bogotá. But we preferred the burger at La Xarcutería to the one we received at Burger Kill. There’s no sham ein being a runner-up.
A clever name, a comfortable ambiance, and a near-perfect burger and fries make La Xarcutería our top choice for a burger in Bogota.
Elcielo offers a theme-based tasting menu only. But they somehow pull it off with panache. Near perfect execution and flawless service make Elcielo Bogotá’s top dining attraction.
I built the classic burger, with a sesame seed potato bun (a bread they call ajonjolí), queso amarillo (American cheese), lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles.