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Criterion

Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
571 3101377
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Ranked #29 of 924 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 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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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Atmosphere was elegant; chairs very comfortable. The food was delicious. However, it seemed as if they paid too much attention to the presentation (bordering fussy) to justify the expense. 4 people shared two appetizers, each had a main course (granted 2 of us had the USDA Prime steak, the other 2 had fish), we shared 2 desserts, one bottle of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is a place where you feel they really pay reverence to excellent food; it offers great french cuisine with international, particularly latinamerican, influence. Excellent service. Without being molecular, I like their safe innovative thinking in the menu.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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283 reviews 283 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Criterion probed to be an excellent option in Zona G, the set up is quite nice, a classy lounge that feels warm and with personality, the service from the phone reservation service all the way to the chef / owner visit to your table is enviable and the food is just plain good and tasteful, beautifully presented.

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Cali, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and service, wine reasonably priced. We had the degustation menu and it was really up to international standards. Waiter spoke fluent English. Overall highly recommended!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have read several reviews and I have to say that it doesn't matter the size of my party (12 or only 2), the service has always been superb. The food is amazing and ambience very mellow and classy. I always make it a point to go at least once per trip. Highly recommended.

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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were greeted cordially for dinner, even though we didn't have reservations. We waited about 20 minutes and finally got a table. Three of us, myself, wife and 5-year old son. Drinks were made very well, good wine list. There are a couple chef table selections that, with the wine pairing, did not appear to be over-priced. We opted to... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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