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La Puerta Falsa

#91 of 1,178 Restaurants in Bogota
#102 of 1,268 Places to Eat in Bogota
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Pizza, Colombian
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Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota, Colombia
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cute place to have breakfast!

Is a perfect place to try a real traditional Colombian breakfast, need to be patient place remains the same as long long time ago... (Great great great great grabdparents) and there is just a few tables, people usually eat fast. Highly recommended!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Niebhur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Is a perfect place to try a real traditional Colombian breakfast, need to be patient place remains the same as long long time ago... (Great great great great grabdparents) and there is just a few tables, people usually eat fast. Highly recommended!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stopped by at 4pm on a Thursday afternoon and it was packed. Not a seat open - what appeared to filled mostly by locals - people waiting. Cool layout, but small. My recommendation is that if you arrive and it's full, go to one of the places 50 feet away on the same block as we did. They are... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went here for the chocolate completo, and it was fantastic. The place is tiny and bustling, with waiters running up and down the stairs. They make it seem bigger with an entire wall made of a mirror. It's right around the corner from the Plaza Bolivar, you could almost miss it if you're not looking!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Yumm! Hot chocolate, huge soups and delicious items they call "snacks" that are big and will fill you up! Old and tiny place with tucked away seating upstairs. Keep looking for it -- you will find it and be pleased and full!

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Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The restaurant is very small but really very nice. It take the name from a "false door" placed on left side of cathedral. I took together a colombian friend a short lunch during a visit to colonial Bogotà. We got a colombian tamal but really was nothing of expecial. In Colombia , speaking about that kind of dish, the people... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

In the Candelaria area, a couple of block walk from the main sights. This is a unique hole-in-the-wall to try some classical Colombian food. Mentioned by a friend, we visited for brunch. We were told to have "tamales and chocolate completo" which we did ... too much! The place is SMALL, with only a couple of tables on a mezzanine... More 

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Nice, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I'm original from Bogotá and I moved away over 6 years ago and one of the things I was dying to eat back home was a tamal, so I went here because all locals know they are AMAZING, and yes, they are still amazing!!!! The place is very tiny and doesn't take credit cards, but it's totally worth the experience.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I know that placing a block of cheese into your hot chocolate may seem counter-intuitive to most people, but I assure you that it is quite the tasty treat and is definitely worth a try. Located just around the corner from the plaza Bolivar, I highly recommend that you take the quick walk and check out this small hole in... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We've been here in a couple and toddler. Do not underestimate it from the street. The place does not look very friendly, there is no other menu other then the one on the wall but the food is so much worthy. I thought tamales do not look appealed but it is full of flavor, as well as the aijaco, the... More 

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toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Additional Information about La Puerta Falsa

Address: Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota, Colombia
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
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
Cuisine: Pizza, Colombian

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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: Pizza, 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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