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La Puerta Falsa

Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota, Colombia
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Ranked #69 of 897 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Colombian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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87% Recommend
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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Excelent friendly staff helped me choose the Ajiaco for lunch and I got a mango juice aswell. I likedthe simplness of the layout but could not believe how expensive it was compared to the price I have seen for this colombian dish in other more upmarket looking places. 21000 pesos for lunch was just too much

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Bogota, Colombia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You can't expect a good service or a very fancy place here. You came here for the authentic Tamal Santafereño, one of the typical dishes in Bogotá. Highly recommended for anyone, foreing or local, in down town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You can't go to this place expecting a five star service, you go there because it is a historic landmark and a 200 year old place where you can have a typical chocolate santafereño or aguadepanela. They recently introduced Ajiaco as well. As a native I recommend all of them. They became famous so they're increasing prices (a bit overpriced... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My partner and I visited the restaurant on our 1st night in Bogota and we really enjoyed it! After reading other people's reviews we ordered the Tamales and Ajiaco; both of which were excellent. The Ajiaco was particularly good! We ordered 2 hot chocolates and 2 waters too and it cost us less than $20. You must pay this place... More

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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My family and I came here for lunch on our first full day in Bogota and came back a few days later because we loved it so much. It is a tiny restaurant with a small menu, but so worth it for amazing Colombian specialties. We got the tamales and the ajiaco, a traditional Colombian stew, and got the exact... More

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I 100% recommend visiting this small restaurant for it's great, simple food. I tried 3 items on the menu and would have loved to come here again, if time had permitted. Tamales -The best I've ever had, incredibly flavorful. 1 was filling enough, but it was so good that I wanted 2. Ajiaco -Colombian soup with chicken, avocado, capers and... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Passed this place in Candelaria just about two blocks from Plaza de Bolivar, about five times before I finally found it. It has a small doorway and is only signed with a small plaque to the right of the door. I had been purchasing desserts (postres y dulces) there all week and had not noticed it was the same restaurant... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I know this place is supposedly known for the best tamales in town, and we had it, and it was good. But the ajiaco, a traditional Colombian chicken soup, was to die for! Come here, try both (just because Anthony Bourdain said so?) but really the ajiaco is the reason to come. The tamales needed some dipping sauce or salsa... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Went there today after the lunch rush. My wife and I each had ajiaco and we had Rasberry and lulo juice. We planned on having the famous hot chocolate but the ajiaco was just too much! The two juices and two ajiacos were about $22, money well spent. Saw some clown complain about paying $9 for ajiaco, really guy?

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Mooresville, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Dined here for lunch with spouse. Met 7th generation owner and his son (speak perfect English). Sat upstairs on the balcony and ordered tamales and fresh strawberry juice. Delicious and affordable food. The Ajiaco soup is highly recommended, but at $18,000 COP ($9 US) seems over-priced compared to everything else. This is a highlight on the "tourist trail" in Candelaria.

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