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Tapas Macarena

#68 of 1,235 Restaurants in Bogota
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Bar, International, European, Spanish, Pub, Tapas, Hungarian
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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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12:00 pm - 11:00 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great little place ;)

Pretty quirky little place.. has no more than 8 tables adding to a very homely feel, you can even see the kitchen which certainly adds to the charm. their drink selection isn't particularly varied if drinking wine is not your thing.. but if it is then you'll be satisfied I have to say the tomato... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Fernando B
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Bogota, Colombia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Bogota, Colombia
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Pretty quirky little place.. has no more than 8 tables adding to a very homely feel, you can even see the kitchen which certainly adds to the charm. their drink selection isn't particularly varied if drinking wine is not your thing.. but if it is then you'll be satisfied I have to say the tomato sauce they give to dunk... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had the palak paneer, foie gras gyozas, and suckling pig. All three were great. The wine choices were unique and delicious. The ambiance was perfect. And the service was outstanding. Dani took his time with our questions and each dish came out individually and not in a rush giving us time to enjoy the meal as slowly as we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This review is actually for the sister restaurant across the street - El Mat. Started out with a delicious sangria. My son was very pleased with the beer selection and chose the Duvel. The tapas were influenced by the cuisines of the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and South America. My favorite was the carpaccio res which was served with carambola... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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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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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, European, Spanish, Pub, Tapas, Hungarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?