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La Puerta Falsa

Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota, Colombia
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Ranked #47 of 824 restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Colombian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Lexington, Kentucky
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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423 reviews 423 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

OMG - this was amazing. We stopped in for lunch after reading a review (and our hotel front desk agreed it was great). It is a super tiny place - a little hard to find but once on the street, just ask! it is a known wonder! We sat upstairs and ordered the traditional chicken soup and chicken tamales (they... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This place is old-school and well visited. It likes up to it's reputation. Lovely casual spot for a simple local meal. The servings are huge so you might want to share. Great service even with all the tourists passing thru.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

La Puerta Falsa must be a throw back to another time. Here you will not find designer cuisine, a trendy setting, and beautiful people congratulating themselves for being able to dine so well. Instead, La Puerta Falsa is a small upstairs room with low tables and chairs pushed close together and a narrow counter running against a mirrored wall downstairs.... More

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