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La Bonga del Sinu

Santa Bárbara
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Bogota, Colombia
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very normal

I went with a collegue to this place hoping to find somewhere for him to eat local food. I found the surprise that there were only 2 or 3 items in the menu that were colombian. The reat tou can find in any restaurant. I was, however, impressed by the service: kind and QUICK! I suggest you order... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
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English first
Bogota, Colombia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I were very disappointed with this restaurant. While the meat was okay, although not anything special, the service was completely abysmal. We were the only diners, but the waiters seemed to have better things to do than serve us, and trying to just order some wine was quite the ordeal as it turned out that, despite initially... More 

Thank Yesiamashark
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Awesome meat, awesome mote de queso(ñame and cheese soup) a Nice place to go and have great meat lovers experience.

Thank Luis C
Level Contributor
108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I went with a collegue to this place hoping to find somewhere for him to eat local food. I found the surprise that there were only 2 or 3 items in the menu that were colombian. The reat tou can find in any restaurant. I was, however, impressed by the service: kind and QUICK! I suggest you order the typical... More 

Thank Pangelmar
Bogota, Colombia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The food is pretty good and the products they offer have different taste from the other restaurants'. That is because they base the flavors in typical colombian food from the northern coast. I totally recommend to try 'tajadas con suero' for 5900COP both. And if you are a foreigner I also recommend to try any meal with 'queso costeño'.

Thank Felipe Andrés D
Bogota, Colombia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Su comida es exquisita, su sabor es tipico costeño, sus platos son abundantes. Tienen como centro de mesa tajadas de platano verde con suero costeño, lo cual me parecio espectacular. Aunque es un poco costoso, me parece que vale la pena, sus jugos son caros, pero sabrosos, yo consumo la limonada de coco, pero un jugo tipico y muy sabroso... More 

Thank Kathyusca89
London, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have had very good meat here before but on my last visit the piece I ordered was terrible. The very expensive cut (almost 50,000 pesos or 25 US$) was seriously hard and tasteless. The 'yuca frita' was not fried but boiled. Very annoying having to pay so much money and leaving unhappy. I pointed out the the waiter that... More 

Thank Harold B
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were really hungry for meat and this restaurant advertised Angus Beef. Nice interior, good service---no English. I ordered the 300g Angus beef steak (U.S. about $23.00) ---it was a real disappointment. Thin, full of gristle---way too much fat that should have been trimmed. The part that was edible was about 100g. BF ordered the 3 pepper beef medallions. They... More 

Thank asfem
Dorado, null, United States
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You can smell the food while you are walking towards the restaurant. Must try arroz con coco. They prepare meat al leño (wood) and the flavor is awesome. I have been here for lunch and dinner. It can get a little busy for lunch but no delay in service.

Thank Victor B
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

After living here for 4 years i have had some amazing meals especially great steak! This was without doubt my worst dining experience in this country.. !

Thank Juzclark1973
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It is a spot where you can eat a Colombia north coast traditional beef, prepared with traditional coast cousin and the best selected fresh ingredients. The place is nice, the music is excellent and the staff super efficient. In one word simply enchanting!

Thank Lubere

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota>  > Santa Bárbara
  • Neighborhood: Santa Bárbara

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, South American, Colombian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings


Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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