Bogota's brisk climate is perfect for sitting down and chowing. Dining is a very social activity for Bogotanos. You will find that even the most high-end restaurants will seem reasonably priced compared to what you are used to in the United States and Europe. We have categorized all restaurants as cheap, affordable, and expensive. To give you a better idea of what that means, cheap meals (per person and excluding drinks) cost about $10.00 USD. Affordable places (per person and excluding drinks) cost about $20.00 USD. And, expensive restaurants (per person and excluding drinks) cost about $40.00 USD.
Oma is a big chain in Colombia and direct competition to Juan Valdez. This particular location is an actual restaurant with a great selection a very delicious meals. Because of its size, it is one of the best places we know to sit and get some work done. Free WiFi and happy hour from 4 to 8 every weekday.
Address: Calle 93A #12-55
Useful Information: Credit Cards, WiFi
Great Colombian live music and typical food from the Colombian coast. Reserve in advance, as it's always full.
Address: Carrera 13 # 96-11
Hours: M-W 9am-10pm, Th 9am-2am, F-Sat 9am-3am, Sun 9am-7pm
Useful information: Reservations (call before 6), WiFi, Credit Card
Flor de Loto
El Corral Gourmet
No doubt, the best hamburgers in Bogota. The “gourmet” has a great selection of meals “a la carte,” and the regular El Corral (non-gourmet, several locations) is more of a fast food counter.
Address: Calle 93A # 12 - 57
Phone: 640 6259
Hours: Sun-Mon 12:00pm-9pm, Tues-Sat 12pm to 10pm
Useful Information: Reservations, WiFi, Credit Cards
Bogota's best Japanese/sushi spot. You will often see Asian businessmen dining at this restaurant. Not a place to go for the ambiance, although it is clean and bright with a few fish tanks and paintings.
Address: Carrera 14 #93B-45, Bogota
Phone: 257 0282 or 691 9577
Hours: M-F 12pm-3pm and 7pm-10:30pm, Sat 12pm-12am, closed Sunday
Useful Information: Reservations, Credit Cards, Delivery (when they're not too busy)
This restaurant caters to the most exclusive social class of Bogota. A few years ago, they reshaped it and gave it a younger look as the older crowed started to desert it and the younger elite founded it boring. They seem to have made a great move, as today it's still very busy and the food is absolutely fabulous with a more lively ambiance. The terrace is great for lunch, and the mood is more relaxed in that section.
Address: Carrera 10 #96-08
Phone: 616 1524 or 218 1849
Useful Information: Credit Cards, Reservations, Valet parking
Modern Mexican in Bogota's trendy Macarena neighborhood. Your evening begins with a choice of delicious cocktails-- we recommend the jalapiña. At the same time, the bilingual head chef and owner will ask you about food preferences and allergies. She will explain that there is no menu at Agave Azul, and that you will be sent course after course until you tell her to stop (it's a hard decision, because you will want to know what comes next as your belly is bursting). Selections vary according what is fresh, available, and in season. The atmosphere is clean and cozy. Don't miss the special place. One of Bogota's best restaurants!
Address: Calle 26a #3-05, Bogota
Phone: 336-9314, 315-277-0329, 316-697-6751 (We recommend reservations, as the place is small)
Useful Information: Reservations, Credit Cards