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Criterion

Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
571 3101377
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Ranked #31 of 831 restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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148 reviews 148 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Bogota, Colombia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We used Criterion for a farewell breakfast and there were 12 of us in attendance. As you would expect the food was really very good and a very pleasant change from some of the stale pastry offerings at some of their rivals. I thoroughly enjoyed the eggs benedict Criterion and the corned beef was tasty and delicious. A real treat.... More

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Newcastle
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The whole experience we had at Criterion was almost flawless. There is an excellent english speaking maitre d (who had only been there 4 days when we ate, yet had a complete understanding of the very extensive menu). There are also menus in english which is relatively uncommon in Columbia. The menu is extremely extensive and caters for all tastes.... More

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Road Town, Tortola
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Our business team were taken to this restaurant which is rated in the elite of Latin America. The menu was interesting with local and international options, the service immaculate and the Maitre D' knowledgeable and perfect English which was a great help. Desert was a shared event which is hard to describe but good fun. I can't speak to value... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This place is amazing. It was a lovely space in a great area. We had the 6-course (would definitely do 9 next time!) tasting menu with wine pairings and the food and wine were both outstanding. The cuisine was remarkable - every dish had a sense of wonder and playfulness about it that caught your attention. The only comparables I... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had an amazing dinner in this restaurant's beautiful space. We shared multiple appetizers so that we could try more dishes. All were excellent!

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Bogota, Colombia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Criterion recently won the title of best restaurant in Colombia , so we were keen to visit again. Here is a short resume of our experience . Reservation was easy on the phone , still when we arrived it was clear that best tables were reserved for the frequent visitors . Our table next to the stairs was not uncomfortable... More

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