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La Puerta Falsa

Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota, Colombia
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Ranked #64 of 880 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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88% Recommend
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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North Chicago, Illinois
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448 reviews 448 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

They have a limited menu, but what they have is wonderful. The Ajiaco soup is excellent - it is so comprehensive, it is almost a chowder.

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Paris, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I'm from Bogota and I guarantee you, La Puerta Falsa is a place you should go during your stay in Bogota You should try the hot chocolate with cheese or the agua de panela with cheese and almojabana, for some may be strange to put cheese on a hot chocolat but it's absolutely delicious. The cocadas are also great. And... More

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Orlando, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

But the food was amazing on its on. Our group split several of the dishes including the tamales, traditional soup and chocolate soup, everything was amazing and so well priced. I'd seek this restaurant out in a heart beat.

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