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Criterion

#58 of 1,112 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
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International
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Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3101377
Website
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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 166
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 41
    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
Most recent review
Hard to find something better

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Oscar H
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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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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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?