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La Puerta Falsa

#106 of 1,118 Restaurants in Bogota
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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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
Most recent review
Cheap and tasty local food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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  • Late Night
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Brazil
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW 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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392 reviews 392 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
295 helpful votes 295 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stopped for a brief respite from walking the fascinating streets of Candelaria for a coffee and sweet at the well-known "La Puerto Falsa," very near Plaza Bolivar. Like most restaurants in the neighborhood, it's very small, and has a loft area with more tables, which is where we sat and enjoyed observing the activity below, as locals and tourists... More 

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california
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156 reviews 156 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Chances are, if you eat here you are following the footsteps of the Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" episode. The requisite order is the tamale and the chocolate completo. Actually there is no need to play charades with the waiter, there is a menu posted up high on the wall (stand with your back to the door look up). I have... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A taditionnal little restaurant from generation to generation. Great ajiaco and peto! Also great tamal! Only thing is the almojabana was not hot! Recommended!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a tourist trap, plane and simple. Why go here? So you can say you at at the place Simon Boulivar ate. No other reason. Its not a real Colombian experience. No, tamales are usually the food of univeristy students eaten in bakeries. Hot chocolate is too. Than you can walk around the corner and get a better tamale... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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207 reviews 207 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a cute little place. It only has seating for 25. The menu has only about 6-7 items. We had 2 Tamal (tamale). It was fantastic. Chicken & rice cooked inside a banana leaf. Served hot & steamy. We also had the hot chocolate served with bread & cheese. With 2 bottled waters, tip & tax the bill was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This adorable little restaurant is tucked off of a large square and stuffed full of delicious options (come hungry!). The Tamales are everything that's promised and more! The hot chocolate and the traditional soup are also quite good, and the staff are super nice. Definitely worth visit!

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Newcastle, Australia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had a delicious lunch here. Speaking no spanish, we could not decipher the menu and after charades with the waiter, he ordered us what I think was the most popular ordered dishes for tourists. There was the hot chocolate and cheese with bread, the potato, corn, chicken soup, and an avocado with white rice. All of the food was... More 

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We saw La Puerta Falsa on Anthony Bourdain and when we stumbled upon it on our way to Plaza Bolivar we had to stop in. I'm very glad we did. It is a cute, small restaurant with a lot of charm. It was the best tamale I've ever had. Being from California I'm used to tamales being made with cornmeal... 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: 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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