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Criterion

#48 of 1,049 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
International
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Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3101377
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Today
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Excellent choice for a night out

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Maria T
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Doha, Qatar
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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261 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Bogota, Colombia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were eight for dinner,waiter very efficient. Mr. Rausch was at the main dining room, We had the best boullaibaise in America,the Ris de veau were exquisite, different meatcuts were delicious and also the signature desserts. Also Chef Rausch has a very good wine list and a very good selection of liquors.

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Bogota, Colombia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My girlfriend and I I went to Criterion for her birthday, and we had a great time. Although the prices are rather steep and the service could be considerably better, it was all worth it on balance and we thoroughly enjoyed the "menú de desgustación" along with a very tasty selection of wines.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had a large family group and the restaurant was perfect. The presentation of their dessert special was in my "best of all times" restaurant experiences. There is very little marking on the outside of the building so it was hard to find even for our Native driver and the local family who met us there.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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148 reviews 148 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This place has bottomless mimosas for Sunday brunch. With the price you pay, you get eggs, an assortment of pastries, and the mimosas. It's not exactly a bargain but it's fun to do once in while or if friends are visiting.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This place is unbelievable. The flavors are so skillfully intertwined, it leaves you taken aback. The host was extremely friendly and provided excellent suggestions for wine and items to order. We ordered several different ceviches to start and it left all of is wanting more. I ordered a steak for a entree and it was cooked to perfection. My only... More 

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São Paulo
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Since this restaurant was rated as the best in Colombia, we made a point on make a reservation for our only night in Bogotá - a saturday night. We arrived on time, and all tables were occupied! They wanted us to have dinner in a very low table at the bar or to wait. We did not accepted, and left.... More 

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Natal, RN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We went yesterday to the Criterion restaurant with high expectations. We opted for the “traditional” tasting menu. The dishes were well prepared, correct, although we found no exceptional or surprising. Highlights for cappuccino artichoke and watermelon tartar with "egg yolk" of mango and passion fruit. The service, through courteous, was distant, and yesterday, very irregular. The matching wines with dishes... More 

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I travelled to Bogota for a few days and was recommended to try this place out. We had a variety of dishes and I went with the local beef bourguignon on mushroom rice which was excellent, tender and juicy. One of the owners came over and introduced himself to us which was a nice touch for us out-of-towners. I don't... 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?