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Mini Mal

Carrera 4A # 57 - 52, Bogota, Colombia (Chapinero)
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Ranked #18 of 881 restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Durango, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We loved this place. The best appetizer was a recommendation by the waitress - fresh raw fish layered on thin cracker-type things (that might have been plantains). For dinner we got chicken over mashed potatoes and it was delicious.

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place isn't what it is hyped up to be. The food lacks flavor and the service, while friendly, is not attentive. We tried several dishes and there was just nothing special there. If you are going to be spending so much money (comparatively for Colombia), you are better off going to Andres or another well-known Bogota location.

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Leuven, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I am Colombian who is very exigent with the food and I can guaranty that this is REAL nice Colombian food. The only think I didn't like when I went there once was that the service was REAAALLY SLOW. But it only happened once so OK guys I forgive you. Try the rolled plaintain and the soup from the Cocuy... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Excellent protégé of Colombia and its food! Bring your foreign friends there to show them what's 'guanabana' & 'almojabana'. Simply amazingly speechless. Photos & detailed review: http://wp.me/p3883e-k3

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Tonsberg, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
7 helpful votes 7 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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