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Criterion

#47 of 1,151 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3101377
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 177
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
For me.. the #1 in Bogota.

Excellent environment, really nice services, modern way to serve the food, reasonable prices.... this restaurant get all the good qualities of a top gourmet restaurant in Bog... My favorite in this city. This restaurant should have a Michellin Star....

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
jcmartinez777
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San Salvador, El Salvador
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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298 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Salvador, El Salvador
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent environment, really nice services, modern way to serve the food, reasonable prices.... this restaurant get all the good qualities of a top gourmet restaurant in Bog... My favorite in this city. This restaurant should have a Michellin Star....

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kissimmee
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had incredible service and meal at this fabulous restaurant - best meal we had and they catered the wedding we attended too! We would recommend this place. The dessert presentation was totally out of the world. Th food was well prepared and well served. The atmosphere was very friendly and welcoming. We do recommend you book a reservation to... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A very charming restaurant with an English speakng host.. Divine dishes that explode when you bite into your first taste. The decor is trendy and filled with local bogota upper crust jet set. The chef is charming and very approachable. Top chef hasn't change his welcoming attitude. It was a treat- my Margaret duck was divine! Food made with love.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Food and service were excellent and when we received the tab, what a surprise! It was much lower than we expected. Keep it up!

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boston
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautifully prepared and imaginative food. gret service. good wine list and ambience was perfect. the chef should be congratulated. it was walking distance from our hotel in a totally safe, restaurant-filled neighborhood.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

rated one of the best in Bogota, it leaves much to be desired. service is low standard and the food just so so.

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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We had business lunch at Criterion and it was a truly good experience. The octopus carpaccio is excellent - it innovates from the typical simple carpaccio with the addition of an interesting variety of vegetables - raw and cooked- on top - in addition to excellent olive oil. The traditional slow cooked beef is an amazing combination of flavors and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

food and service was spot on. not inexpensive but the value was good. Outstanding presentation and ample portions. Would definitely return

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Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I had been wanting to go to Criterion for more than 5 years now. I don't live in Colombia anymore so i never had the chance to go. This time, i went on my last night in the country and i was really impressed. First of all, the ambiance was very nice, and i would not have minded having a... More 

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Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was recommended by my brother in law, who has exquisite taste, so we came with high expectations. Too high as it turns out. The ambiance was really nice, and the service was good, but the food and wine was underwhelming. We had both tasting menus, each of which were 7 or 8 courses, but we really only enjoyed a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: +57 1 3101377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 70
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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