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Gaira Cafe Cumbia House

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Carrera 13 No 96-11 | Chicó, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 7462696
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Gaira Café Cumbia House is the first local café of memorabilia built in...
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, wonderful ambiance

Can't be disappointed with the food, good chance for Colombian food, perfect and friendly service... Wonderful ambiance and music... You may have chance to meet the owner, signer Carlos Vives - a great person... And also chance for a live concert with great singers/groups. Place is not too big, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Can't be disappointed with the food, good chance for Colombian food, perfect and friendly service... Wonderful ambiance and music... You may have chance to meet the owner, signer Carlos Vives - a great person... And also chance for a live concert with great singers/groups. Place is not too big, so the ambiance is like a "friend's place"...

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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Carlos Vives is a legendary iconic musician who opened Gaira for good food and good music lovers and he definitely succeeds here. Local tastes mixes perfectly well with cumbia rythm and sounds!!!

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Borgomanero, Italy
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you want to enjoy the flavor of the Atlantic coast of Colombia this is the place to be. The food is great, don`t skip the entries, you can choose among caramañolas, fried pantains, arepa de huevo and chicharones (which I think are the best), then you can choose among fish or beef. But don`t stay just for dinner, enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It's a must stop if you are in Bogota. Great entertainment (live music). Service was excellent. Our waiter was very friendly and courteous, well informed about the history of the city and how the food related to its cultural setting. The place was packed to capacity on a Wednesday night but even so they were pretty fast in serving us.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

First time in Bogota, went to lunch with the team from work. The portion are big and tasty. The food was excellent, local Colombian with the atmosphere of a music house. Te waiters sing, real professional singers. and the best of it all is that all of a sudden the owner, star-performer, Carlos Vives showed up to sing a few... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
52 helpful votes 52 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrera 13 No 96-11 | Chicó, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: +57 1 7462696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Colombian, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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