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Mini Mal

#102 of 1,195 Restaurants in Bogota
#113 of 1,288 Places to Eat in Bogota
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Transversal 4BIS # 57-52, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3475464
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: This small restaurant is also the base of a design bureau. The fusion food...
This small restaurant is also the base of a design bureau. The fusion food served here is an amazing mix of the most delicious Colombian flavors. Coastal recipes meets traditional fruit desserts, along with some delicacies that are exotic even for the locals. I have lived here for a long time and this place is a revelation.
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  • 68
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food!

This place doesn't have a big sign on the street or fancy interiors but the food is amazing! I spent a wonderful evening with my friends trying out several dishes and we loved it. The food is top notch. The prices are on the higher side so this would be a treat if you plan to go. Like many other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Phlu P
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Bogota, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This place doesn't have a big sign on the street or fancy interiors but the food is amazing! I spent a wonderful evening with my friends trying out several dishes and we loved it. The food is top notch. The prices are on the higher side so this would be a treat if you plan to go. Like many other... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The food in this restaurant is amazing! We shared the two entradas de platano and the shrimp main dishes and they really surprised us!! Especially the presentation of the Tumaca was wonderful. Service could be a bit better and their website doesn't work on adroid/iOS though.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Since I came back for living in bogota after a few years away, everybody always been talking about this restaurant. When I finally went the experience was good. Friendly staff, delicious food and good environment, what else can you ask for? The only "negative" thing is the lack of parking. However Mini Mal is highly recommended.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Though a good taxi ride away from our airbnb in Candelaria, Mini Mal was absolutely worth the trip. Serving creative, delicious meals from locally sourced ingredients, the chef at Mini Mal sends out beautiful plates with even better tasting meals. This is the moment to trust the serving staff and the cooks - tell them what you're interested in and... More 

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Charlottesville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Fantastic restaurant with an eclectic assortment of tipica-Colombian-fusion dishes. They emphasize pescado y camarones, but the chicken and pork dishes were terrific as well. Flavor pairings were unique and in line with their "experimental" approach to the culinary arts. Waitstaff was ultra-friendly. Ambiance is casual. Make reservations if dining after 8pm; it filled up even on a Tuesday.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Excellent service from a friendly server who chatted about Salsa Choque with us while we watched the Real Madrid match. The food was an interesting mix of cuisines from around Colombia. I would go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food is really authentic, the "copoazu" juice is a must. Good to share with friends and try the entries.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We went there for an informal business meeting over dinner and it was perfect. The place is extremely hip, the menu is very interesting with lots of regional flavors, and the service was great. The place is tucked away in a residential neighborhood above the Cra 7a. The small rooms were cozy and made it easy to have relaxed conversation.... More 

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new york
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After taking 2 different cabs and trying to find this place over the course of an hour, we were a little disappointed in our meal. We had expected Mini Mal to be amazing based on reviews/friend recommendations. It was good, just maybe not what we expected. The appetizer we had - plantain balls with crab - was really good. We... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've been here twice--two different trips to Bogotá! Love it! The waitstaff is exceptional--they treat you like royalty. The prices are perfect, but the food is outstanding!!!! The appetizers are the best part--along with the special cocktails of the day. In fact, there's hardly room for a main course!!! Superb!!!

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Additional Information about Mini Mal

Address: Transversal 4BIS # 57-52, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 1 3475464
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota>  > Chapinero
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Transversal 4BIS # 57-52, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota>  > Chapinero
  • Neighborhood: Chapinero
  • Phone Number: +57 1 3475464

Description

This small restaurant is also the base of a design bureau. The fusion food served here is an amazing mix of the most delicious Colombian flavors. Coastal recipes meets traditional fruit desserts, along with some delicacies that are exotic even for the locals. I have lived here for a long time and this place is a revelation.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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