We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1,049 Bogota Restaurants

La Puerta Falsa

Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota, Colombia
Improve this listing
Ranked #84 of 1,049 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Colombian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Write a Review

171 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    73
    74
    19
    3
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We ate here after visiting Monserrate. The place was recommended by Trip Advisor and so we decided to eat here. The food was so good. Try the tamale and the authentic Colombian soup, both are delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Tamal was a little big for one person, but very tasty! Chocolate con Queso is a must have.. great little spot for a quick meal or to meet a friend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Excellent food, very nice place with almost 200 years of history... Very recommended: tamal and hot cocoa (tamal y chocolate santafereño). Traditional by excellence

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bogota, Colombia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It is a small place, but that is part of its charm. It was founded more than 175 years ago. They offer the best typical Bogotanian food, at cheap prices. Typical breakfast menu may include "Changua" salty milk with an egg floating (unique), tamal, agua de panela con almojabana. Typical lunch must be Ajiaco.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

a must if you are in the area for lunch. recomended by our hotel manager. eat thre then go to the near by Botero Museum. Good service. Price are low

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Must go!! Is the oldest restaurant in Colombia, delicious, is a tradition in the city, it has been open for almost 200 years. Gret place to start your day, great breakfasts, ask for a "chocolate". Delicious!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

They do a decent ajiaco and I'm told the tamales are fine too. Either Colombians used to be smaller or they're cramming more people in than in past centuries. If you're penny-pinching you'd do better to come between meals for a snack.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed La Puerta Falsa also viewed

Bogota, Colombia
Bogota, Colombia
 

Been to La Puerta Falsa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about La Puerta Falsa

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Puerta Falsa staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?