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Mini Mal

#92 of 1,183 Restaurants in Bogota
#103 of 1,274 Places to Eat in Bogota
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Transversal 4BIS # 57-52, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3475464
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 67
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
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
Truly delicious dishes

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Lis0057
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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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 111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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97 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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48 helpful votes 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 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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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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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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