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La Puerta Falsa

#17 of 1,451 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
South American, Colombian
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Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota, Colombia
2865091
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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 145
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    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Typical Colombian

La puerta falsa is a very familiar restaurant. Service was great. The place is very small with a few tables. It was good but menu does not have many options. It is in a great location near downtown and museums.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Juan R
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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here because it is supposedly a local institution, and got a tamale. It wasn't that great--didn't retain its shape when I unwrapped it, and not much meat inside. I've had way better from the little cafeterias on the main streets.

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Thank Laura A
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like good food regardless of the place where you find it. The location of this restaurant has potential that hasn't been developed yet. Service its ok but nothing special. I do not mind small menus because in general its synonym of good food. Not the case here. The ajiaco is big but tasteless, nice presentation thought. I give the... More 

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Thank Eduardo C
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La puerta falsa is a very familiar restaurant. Service was great. The place is very small with a few tables. It was good but menu does not have many options. It is in a great location near downtown and museums.

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Thank Juan R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You know how it is - Lonely Planet finds a great place, tells the world, and it's ruined by high prices, backpackers, & falling quality. Well, great surprise but this place IS in the book, yet is still superb. Full of locals at lunchtime today, nice buzz, short simple menu of Columbian staples, including ajiaco & fantastic tamales. And 2... More 

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Thank Tynedoc
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely check it out while in Bogota - it's very old and very tiny. But the food is very traditional and it is an experience!

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Thank Seema S
Bainbridge Island
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Affordable typical meals. While some delicacies like the banana wrapped tomales might not thrill every taste, the local chicken soup is obligatory, tasty, and filling. Two could share one. I forgot my fleece vest and they were delighted to give it to me the next day.

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Thank Jeannette115
Kamloops, Canada
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to try out this restaurant because it was mentioned in my travel book. It is on a side street that feeds into Plaza de Bolivar, one of various restaurants with similar fare all right next to each other. I gave 'La Puerta Falsa' three stars only because I haven't tried out the neighbouring places to see if they... More 

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Thank Barkervillegirl
San Jose
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Colombian chicken soup was great and huge. The hot chocolate with cheese and bread was worth skipping. The tamale also was large. They make much nicer tamales n Central America. Prices were inexpensive.

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Thank Paul B
Sao Paulo
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Fun hole on the wall type eatery. Tasty hot food available,clean place and good service available. Would return. Easy access from museums.

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Thank carlota07
Bogota, Colombia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This place is a little piece of the history of this wonderful city, Bogota. You can enjoy the traditional Bogotan breakfast all day, it is not only for the morning; tamal, hot cocoa, cheese and a special bread called almohabana is what makes you taste it any time during the day. It is also delicious for a cold afternoon that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: 2865091

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: South American, Colombian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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