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Mini Mal

#55 of 1,112 Restaurants in Bogota
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Chapinero
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Transversal 4BIS # 57-52, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3475464
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Interesting, unique and delicious.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Andrew M
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Charlottesville, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Charlottesville, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 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
132 helpful votes 132 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Restaurant Details

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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