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Tapas Macarena

#57 of 1,185 Restaurants in Bogota
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Bar, International, Tapas
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Carrera. 4a No 26b - 01 | El Mat by Tapas Macarena: Cr. 4A. N. 26B -14, Bogota 0110, Colombia
+57 1 2439004
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: This is a tiny and familiar restaurant. Customers like it because they...
This is a tiny and familiar restaurant. Customers like it because they feel like at home. It is the first tapas bar in Colombia and is well known by its contemporary menu, composed by traditional Spanish tapas like tortilla, Serrano, but also by its creations. They even have their own version of patatas bravas and they are actually very famous. The Serrano salad, the white fish in basil oil with asparagus and dried tomatoes, tha lamb burgers etc. Tapas go along well with a cold beer, a glass of sangria or wine. If you want to have a unique and personalised experience come to Tapas Macarena. Feel free to order what you want, ask the waiter or the cooks. And something else, the music is really nice.....
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Universe of flavors in one cornner!

In this lovely place you can find a whole universe of flavors, from the homemade bread to the cajun shrimps, the ham tapa, patatas a lo pobre, carpaccio, you name it! every dish is very well done and the dynamic of sharing with your friends becomes a very enjoyable experience. The open kitchen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Kenji O
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Bogota, Colombia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bogota, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

In this lovely place you can find a whole universe of flavors, from the homemade bread to the cajun shrimps, the ham tapa, patatas a lo pobre, carpaccio, you name it! every dish is very well done and the dynamic of sharing with your friends becomes a very enjoyable experience. The open kitchen reflects honesty and transparency, great service over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Every dish more delicious than the last and great wine. We ate at the sister restaurant 'El Mat' and were given the choice of either menu. Menu at El Mat is tapas with an indian twist and we ate some great dishes from this menu as well as the traditional spanish tapas which we ordered and was brought over from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

First, this is the kind of cozy place that makes you feel comfortable. No hustle and bustle! Second, service is great. Our waiter was helpful and friendly. BUT the best feature of Tapas La Macarena is... their food! It's absolutely amazing! We started with patatas bravas. Then, we got duck and lamb. Both were tender, moist and flavorful. In fact,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have visited this tapas bar on a number of occasions. My favourite is the duck but there is so much excellent food to choose from that you're spoilt for choice. I was surprised to find it had a 5-star rating on its TripAdvisor certification. I'd only ever encountered a 4-star rating in restaurants across Colombia on TripAdvisor. Doesn't surprise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Very special place. You pay for what you get, small, delicious, unpretentious with an accommodating host. We arrived early without a reservation and he was able to fit us in, recommend some delicious tapas and wine. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and would recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stopped in Tapas Macarena after a long day of searching out the rich street art of Bogota. The wine was great, ambiance was surreal, and the food was worth the flight from Los Angeles. This place is TINY. It's no wonder their kitchen is only good for tapas, but don't let that stop you.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We ate here on the advice of a friend we met in Bogota. She said it was one of her favourite restaurants in the Mecarena neighbourhood. We were not disappointed! The beef carpaccio and rice pilaf were wonderful. And the jug of sangria we shared was also excellent. Best of all, our waiter, Gerardo, was lovely. We felt so welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Excellent service with very very yummy food. Our waiter was very helpful with food choices and spoke English as well which was a bonus. Tuna ceviche my favourite

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Clearwater, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A nice bottle of wine and great tapas with attentive service. No better way to spend a leisurely lunch with friends and family.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My boyfriend and I came here for dinner on a Monday night. We didn't have a reservation, and the waiter pointed us to the sister restaurant across the street - 10 minutes later he came back to get us and offered us a table that was a no show. The place is tiny - 5 tables - but the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrera. 4a No 26b - 01 | El Mat by Tapas Macarena: Cr. 4A. N. 26B -14, Bogota 0110, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: +57 1 2439004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, International, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

This is a tiny and familiar restaurant. Customers like it because they feel like at home. It is the first tapas bar in Colombia and is well known by its contemporary menu, composed by traditional Spanish tapas like tortilla, Serrano, but also by its creations. They even have their own version of patatas bravas and they are actually very famous. The Serrano salad, the white fish in basil oil with asparagus and dried tomatoes, tha lamb burgers etc. Tapas go along well with a cold beer, a glass of sangria or wine. If you want to have a unique and personalised experience come to Tapas Macarena. Feel free to order what you want, ask the waiter or the cooks. And something else, the music is really nice.....
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?