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Mini Mal

Carrera 4A # 57 - 52, Bogota, Colombia (Chapinero)
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Ranked #12 of 828 restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Chapinero
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.
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Tonsberg, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Probably the best restaurant in Bogotá. Delicious food, great service and price is good. In a very calm area as well, and I've been there 4 times already.

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washington dc
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We had a variety of plates at our table of six, and not a bad one among 'em. I preferred the creative appetizers, actually - next time I go I'll just get a selection.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Mini Mal has a great, eclectic mix of cuisines from regions all around Colombia. The restaurant is located in a little house just off the main drag that sets it apart from the busier restaurant-packed areas of the city. My friend and I ordered some fish dishes that were well prepared but the flavor didn't quite blow us away as... More

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Don't miss this unique dining experience. What a fantastic meal we had! This was, by far, the most interesting meal we had in Columbia. They offer gourmet Columbian cuisine from several different regions. The food was fresh, beautifully prepared and creative. The rooms are small and the place is funky. Menus are in Spanish and English. The server was helpful... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We were in Bogota to see our son's family and visited this restaurant on his recommendation. They had an English menu for non-Spanish speaking customers offering very unusual dishes using fresh local and Amazonian ingredients. The soft drinks menu was interesting, juices made from almost all the locally available fruits, most of which I was not familiar with. As there... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

The address is correct which places it by carrera 4A calle 57 #52. It is closed for holidays through 15th of January 2014 so i did not get to try it. My Colombian friends highly recomended so i'm giving it 5 stars.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This place has the best meal we've had in Bogotá! The place is small but cute and nicely decorated. The staff is friendly and informative - although I don't think they speak a lot of English. We went for lunch and even though we were told the meal might take a little while (because they prepare everything individually) the meal... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

This place is on a mission to reinvent Colombian cuisine with ingredients and dishes from around the country, and it produces some beautiful flavours you'd be unlikely to find anywhere else. If it was in England the chef would be a celebrity and you'd have to book months in advance and spend a fortune. Instead it was 3/4 empty on... More

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Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I decided to check out Mini Mal for lunch as it was the best ranked restaurant nearest to my hostel. I arrived a little after Noon, and within minutes the place filled up with Colombians. I've been traveling to Colombia for 5 years, and I'm still discovering new fruit juices. Here, they have two from the Amazon I'd never seen... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

One of the best cups of coffee in the city (at the time, organic coffee from Huila). Also had the best flan I've had in my life.

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