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La Puerta Falsa

#113 of 1,151 Restaurants in Bogota
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Colombian
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Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota, Colombia
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
It really is that good

I've read the opinions here, those who rate it highly and those who dismiss it as an over-publicized tourist trap. we went anyway and were blown away. The favors in the tamal (which is savory rather than sweet as it is eaten in Mexico and Belize) were subtle and unexpected. I would give anything to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I've read the opinions here, those who rate it highly and those who dismiss it as an over-publicized tourist trap. we went anyway and were blown away. The favors in the tamal (which is savory rather than sweet as it is eaten in Mexico and Belize) were subtle and unexpected. I would give anything to be in Bogota now and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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182 reviews 182 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This restaurant does not take credit cards, they have tamales and it is usually very crowded. Bring your patience and interest in having authentic local food.

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Brazil
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

A cute little restaurant just off the main plaza, great for a quick, cheap and tasty Colombian snack or meal. We had the hot chocolate and tamales which were delicious. Highly recommend.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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401 reviews 401 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This very small storefront restaurant next to the main Candelaria attractions serves a limited and very traditional Bogota menu. We had the ajiaco con pollo, a soup that had lots of chicken breast, corn on the cob, capers, cream, rice, and avocado. We also had a plate containing hot chocolate buttered bread, almojabana (a cheesy bread), and a slice of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped for a brief respite from walking the fascinating streets of Candelaria for a coffee and sweet at the well-known "La Puerto Falsa," very near Plaza Bolivar. Like most restaurants in the neighborhood, it's very small, and has a loft area with more tables, which is where we sat and enjoyed observing the activity below, as locals and tourists... More 

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california
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156 reviews 156 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Chances are, if you eat here you are following the footsteps of the Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" episode. The requisite order is the tamale and the chocolate completo. Actually there is no need to play charades with the waiter, there is a menu posted up high on the wall (stand with your back to the door look up). I have... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A taditionnal little restaurant from generation to generation. Great ajiaco and peto! Also great tamal! Only thing is the almojabana was not hot! Recommended!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a tourist trap, plane and simple. Why go here? So you can say you at at the place Simon Boulivar ate. No other reason. Its not a real Colombian experience. No, tamales are usually the food of univeristy students eaten in bakeries. Hot chocolate is too. Than you can walk around the corner and get a better tamale... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a cute little place. It only has seating for 25. The menu has only about 6-7 items. We had 2 Tamal (tamale). It was fantastic. Chicken & rice cooked inside a banana leaf. Served hot & steamy. We also had the hot chocolate served with bread & cheese. With 2 bottled waters, tip & tax the bill was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This adorable little restaurant is tucked off of a large square and stuffed full of delicious options (come hungry!). The Tamales are everything that's promised and more! The hot chocolate and the traditional soup are also quite good, and the staff are super nice. Definitely worth visit!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Colombian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?