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Gaira Cafe Cumbia House

#166 of 1,134 Restaurants in Bogota
#184 of 1,215 Places to Eat in Bogota
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Gastropub, Colombian
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Carrera 13 No 96-11 | Chicó, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 7462696
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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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  • 30
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  • 14
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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
Nice experience, nice music, great food, regular service

Gaira café is a great place to experience some of the Colombian music. It is a bar-restaurant with live music where you will get to experience the music style from the coast - vallenato and watch the live show with great misicians. I went there twice and recommend it. The food is also good and not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Gaira café is a great place to experience some of the Colombian music. It is a bar-restaurant with live music where you will get to experience the music style from the coast - vallenato and watch the live show with great misicians. I went there twice and recommend it. The food is also good and not too expensive. The only... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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70 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you want dance and have a good time,this is the spot. Everyone is dancing and partying the night away. Forget the negative reviews and go have a good time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Terrible, and the worst part is that I had to pay cover because they had a live band that I couldnt even see. The very nice waiter tried to sit us close to the stage but the manager told him no in my face. The waiter then felt bad and switched our table to oneveith a nice view in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I came here with my family because I heard good things about the place and it was close to my hotel.... They didn't have the first 2 plates i ordered first because they didn't have the meat the second one because they didn't have avocado. The waiter didn't even tell us after 10 mins had passed from each order. Everyone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have been to this place twice, the atmosphere is sweet (live bands) the food divine. The staff enjoy their work and take part in the show.

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Miami, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great place to experience live music and great Colombian ambiance. The staff is absolutely perfect; we did not have a reservation, spoke to a manager and each floor (3) supervisor treated me better than the last. They quickly found us a table in the first floor - where the stage is and we had a wonderful time. Good looking people... More 

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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170 reviews 170 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My husband and I bought tickets that were about $70 each for a concert featuring Carlos Vives, Luis Enrique, Fanny Lu, and more. We were looking forward to it for weeks! We arrived 45 minutes early and they told us that our tickets were for the balcony area. When we got upstairs it was completely full and we couldn't see... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 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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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: Gastropub, Colombian

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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