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Criterion

Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
571 3101377
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Ranked #25 of 869 restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $70
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have had the pleasure of eating at Criterion many times when in Bogota, first learning of the restaurant from a friend of mine who is a restaurateur in Bogota. I have dined with business colleagues as well as had some of my most memorable dates there. The Rausch brothers have perfected their craft and are master chefs, no question.... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A great culinary experience. Would definitely recommend. Waiters are very attentive, the food is amazing. I'd recommend getting the "menu degustacion" (samples), which is a 8-9 course menu of small sizes of various platters. Or even better, get the 2 variations of sampler menus with 2 people so you have even more to try.

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London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews 189 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Spent the evening of Feb 15t at Criterion - we had an exquisite meal with some excellent wine. The atmosphere of the restaurant is splendid, the food was to die for and the wine was sumptuous. These guys (the Rausch brothers) are great!

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Bogota, Colombia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went for dinner a few weeks ago with friends. It had been a few years since our last visit, and since Bogota has become a booming foodie place, with lots of options and new restaurants opening all the time, we weren't sure what to expect. Criterion never disappoints!!! They always deliver quality with a level of consistent excellence that always... More

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Bogota, Colombia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

At here this evening, had a wonderful experience. Jorge assisted us with wine and and menu selection. The rest of the team supported in keeping us well maintained. I had the 2014 tasting menu. I was full by 4th dish. The starter soup in a tea cup was very good and interesting. All combinations of ingredients worked well through all... More

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Warsaw, Indiana
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Utmost perfection. Classy, great food. You get what you pay for. Loungy yet classy. Great place for a romantic dinner.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Either my Colombian friend Andres is unique with his recommendations or Bogotá has even better restaurants than New York City. Criterion gives you sophisticated, great food with wonderful service. Go - you will not regret it!

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Bogota, Colombia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I went to Criterion to have lunch to celebrate my graduation. The service was excellent, and the food flawless. I ordered the ribs, which are the chef's recommended on the menu, and the meat just literally fell of the bone; it just melt in my mouth. I was completely satisfied with the food, and for dessert we had the Criterion... More

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Los Angeles
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164 reviews 164 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Our meal was outstanding. The attentiveness of the staff was impressive. Because some of the staff did not speak English, the bi-lingual maitre d, Jorge, took our orders and kept returning to make sure we were happy. He was very congenial and a pleasure to visit with. The staff who did not speak English were thoughtful enough to use simple... More

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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This place is FANCY! I was under dressed as I didnt realize this was the place we were going to beforehand - do yourself a favor and don't wear a very uncool rain jacket like me - this place oozes beautiful people. The staff are extremely attentive and the maitre d speaks good English having worked in New York for... More

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