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Mini Mal

Transversal 4BIS # 57-52, Bogota, Colombia (Chapinero)
+57 1 3475464
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Ranked #32 of 937 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Neighborhood: Chapinero
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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new york
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
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
16 reviews 16 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
50 helpful votes 50 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
77 helpful votes 77 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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