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La Puerta Falsa

#83 of 1,241 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Pizza, South American, 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, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic breakfast

Here in Colombia there are many little panaderias you can visit for breakfast, but La Puerta Falsa's chocolate completo is not only filling, but memorable. Soak your cheese in your hot chocolate and use your bread or spoon to scoop out the melty goodness. A truly great meal, any time of day!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Melissa M
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Here in Colombia there are many little panaderias you can visit for breakfast, but La Puerta Falsa's chocolate completo is not only filling, but memorable. Soak your cheese in your hot chocolate and use your bread or spoon to scoop out the melty goodness. A truly great meal, any time of day!

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

After a long day walking around the Candelaria, visiting museums and historical places, nothing like having real "onces santafereñas". Although the place is quite small (the only bad thing about it), it serves great traditional food: tamales, agua de panela, chocolate and ajiaco are amazingly good. Service is fast and nice. Special recommendation: the tamales are mouthwateringly good!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I used to think tamales were those small, pocket-sized steamed nuggets you would pick up in Spanish Harlem or, definitely worse, frozen from Whole Foods. I thought of tamales as more of a filler -- a side-thought of any meal. I was so, so wrong. This place delivers, bar-none, the best tamale I've ever had and had elevated the food... More 

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miami fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you are in candalaria, this is a must go place for tamales and hot chocolate. They have been in business since 1816 at this location. The interior is rustic with small tables and bench counter sitting. It gets very crowded at times so good to go for a late breakfast or lunch. They have a good selection of desserts... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We randomly wandered in here while walking around the area and we were so happy we did. Good, traditional food in a quaint atmosphere. Very popular for breakfast.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Simple and hands down Delicious. Came after Anthony Bourdains show and loved it . all my Colombian friends concur in one thing: they serve the best Ajiaco and tamales in town. You can't go wrong here, fully recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The tamale and the ajiaco are superb, especially the latter. It's a small place, so gets busy, and has become pretty famous, but we got a seat straight away. Definitely worth making the effort to find, it's not that hard if you have the address (and get the hang of the Bogota grid system)!

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I've been searching all over overtime for real authentic Colombian food… And I finally found it here. Prices are reasonable service is fast but it is crowded, and there is no time when it was not crowded. I was alone so I was able to squeeze into a counter upstairs where was a bit warm. The food however was fantastic,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If somewhere has been open for 99 years it must be doing something right. We were lucky in that we managed to bag a table upstairs. I had a tamale and others had the chicken soup dish (the name escapes me) and we were raving about it for days. The food isn't fancy, that's not the point of this place.... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, South American, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?