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La Puerta Falsa

#103 of 1,137 Restaurants in Bogota
#112 of 1,219 Places to Eat in Bogota
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Pizza, Colombian
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Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota, Colombia
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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: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night

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  • 92
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  • 23
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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
Unique visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Morrison, Colorado
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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149 reviews 149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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188 reviews 188 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 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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461 reviews 461 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
341 helpful votes 341 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?