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Gaira Cafe Cumbia House

Carrera 13 No 96-11 | Chicó, Bogota, Colombia
5717462696
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Ranked #169 of 869 restaurants in Bogota
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Colombian
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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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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went with colleagues for dinner - had a mixed plate of Colombian specialities including chicharrones, arepa, papas grillas and steak. Extensive drinks menu available, definitely would recommend the lychee martini. The live band was great, they did covers of well known Latin hits and got the whole place dancing. Loved it and will be back again next week with friends!

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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Wether you like Colombian culture or not, you will love it after your experience here. Food was great, ambience fun and the band makes you dance!

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Cartagena, Colombia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I went there for food, because I knew that finding a table is really hard. Instead of that, I stayed all night partying with some friends. I was lucky, because Carlos Vives did a live show as a part of a private party that was going that saturday it was something very very special for me.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Gaira is one of the best club/restaurant locations in Bogota and absolutely worth a visit for local food and musical entertainment. The ambiance/atmosphere reminds me of a cooler/edgier House of Blues with a stage at one end of the restaurant which is visible from all three levels. We were there for a special event with well known artists/musicians from Colombia... More

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Bogota, Colombia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

You need to reserve way in advance and arrive at the given time, otherwise your table is gone. Food is OK but the place shakes when the live music starts and the dancing and singing begins. Go with a crowd and enjoy the atmosphere, its one of the best in Bogota.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The restaurant is beautiful the food is great the drinks are great, but the problem is to get a good table, every friday and saturday Gaira deliberately over book to ensure filling up the restaurant. I have been there three timesa nd have always ended up fighting with the staff. I will not return, i they lost a great customer,... More

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Best, Nederland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This place is owned by Colombian singer Carlos Vives. It's all about food from the coast. Eating in this restaurant is a good way to experience typical dishes from the caribbean. When we visited, a performer gave a show on stage. Nice place for a night out!

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Yokneam Moshava
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were taken there by our Colombian business colleagues. We didn't eat that much but the atmosphere was good and included a live performance of a certain band with several male and female singers. The crowd loved them. We all watched them from the 2nd floor, after having a relatively light dinner. The place is very unique with its inner... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

The service is very bad . We have a reservation and when we enter to the restaurant they didn't had the table and persuade us to seat on a bench. I went with my family and felt the restaurant . They are not a serious restaurant .

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Cologne, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Very nice interior and good food. Must be a fun place for the evening and is a great restaurant for a nice lunch break. Enjoyed the Colombian food and the music. In the evening they have life music, I can imagine that this is just great, too.

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