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Gaira Cafe Cumbia House

Carrera 13 No 96-11 | Chicó, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 7462696
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Ranked #144 of 1,057 Restaurants in Bogota
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Colombian, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Gaira Café Cumbia House is the first local café of memorabilia built in Colombia where costumers do not only enjoy a variety of delicious traditional dishes, but also the best live music in Colombia; you can go and relax after a hard day’s work. Gaira is a temple where classic and contemporary Colombian musicians are worshipped. Visit us, you won’t regret it!
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Cali, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a very nice spot to visit. It looks like a Vallenato's version of house of blues, you will see in the ceiling the faces of famous vallenato singers. There is a band that plays mostly northern coastal rhythms. It has a patio, nice during the day if the weather is nice. Food is good. It is probably better... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've eaten at Gaira's twice while working in Bogota. Both times were at lunch, so reservations were no required. The food and service were excellent. Try the fried calamari appetizer. They offer a good variety of meat, chicken and fish dishes prepared in typical Colombiano fashion. I recommend putting Gaira's on your list of restaurants to try.

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Is an excelent place for eating tradicional Colombian food with music but it has becomed so popular that you Need to make a reservation minimun one week before to get a good table/spot.

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Bogota, Colombia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It has been a while since I went to this place and last night we headed there for a friend's birthday celebration. First of all, we had to stand and there were 15 of us. They told us that all the tables were reserved and we witnessed how tables came and went but nothing came up. If you call, they... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

When you visit Gaira, you feel the you are entering in the celebrity y world of Bogota. The plac is exuberant, with tremendous ambiance. Have three level ambiances, so you can be part of the different move. The food is light but excellent. You will be captivated with the giant Patacon, a very impressive banana frites. The drinks also are... More 

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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 14, 2014

Gaira is a very fun place to go out with friends for drinks and dancing to a variety of live Colombian music. The place itself is very nicely decorated with symbols of Colombian identity, and very welcoming, and the band puts on a good show. The food wasn't great, and the service was painfully slow at times (at various points... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A friend recommended I come to Gaira to eat. I tried reserving online for dinner, but the times didn't work out for me. I ended up coming for lunch (and therefore no live music). The service was excellent. The food was good. Overall a good spot to eat. I'm sure it'd be more fun when there's live music.

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Cali, Colombia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is a must in bogotá if you like to take the pulse to the Colombian being. Of course this is a produced place, it will never be the same to listen to vallenato and tropical music there instead of doing it by the beach in Santa Marta or Cartagena, but believe me, this place has a great Colombia... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This place is a MUST in Bogota! Very fun and food is great! It has live music/show with ballenato and all the songs from Carlos Vives since his brother owns the place. Make sure to call ahead and reserve at least a week in advance if going on a weekend, it gets really busy!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had friends ordering for us. It is on the expensive side. You must pay a door fee before entering. The live band wasn't what was promised at the front door but overall it was a great place to be with friends. You must try the limonada de coco.

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Additional Information about Gaira Cafe Cumbia House

Address: Carrera 13 No 96-11 | Chicó, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 1 7462696
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Colombian, Gastropub

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