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Gaira Cafe Cumbia House

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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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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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Local cuisine

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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
Great ambiance, beautiful people and awesome food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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67 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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Coral Springs, Florida
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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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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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