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Mini Mal

#106 of 1,233 Restaurants in Bogota
#123 of 1,325 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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 70
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    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 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Another type of authentic

Incredibly creative food in which I, as a Colombian, can recognize all our familiar tastes but in amazing combinations. Definitely head here if you're looking for different local food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Bogota, Colombia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Incredibly creative food in which I, as a Colombian, can recognize all our familiar tastes but in amazing combinations. Definitely head here if you're looking for different local food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Ate dinner at this place my last night in Colombia - really excellent preparation and presentation, and a nice variety of selection. Had the appetizer roles with plantain/avocado as well as the braised pork ribs - all was very tasty, and the service was quick. Don't go by the hours on trip advisor - we arrived at 6:30p on a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The restaurant is beautiful and the service is good. If was the best restaurant I visited in Bogota. The food was amazing and I tried several new (to me) flavours.

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Bogota, Colombia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
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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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111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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 reviews
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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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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40 reviews
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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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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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