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La Fogata

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Frente al Terminal de Transporte, Guatape, Colombia
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very well located (in front of the lake and next to the bus terminal). The food is typical from the region so if you want to try "bandeja paisa", "Sancocho" or "ajiaco", this is a good place to go. Plus, the prices are cheap and quality is good. They accept credit cards and have a very kind... More 

Thank Pangelmar
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Only 10 000 COP for great menu del dia of steak (cooked very well and super tasty), rice, beans, arepa, plantain and fried egg. Staff were also very polite and helpful despite knowing only a little English.

Thank Emma J
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Very good food, generous portion and inexpensive. A must when visiting the picturesque town of Guatapé and want to taste the typical local food. Good ajiaco and good grilled beef and pork loin.

Thank Augusto N
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is seriously delicious! My boyfriend and I visited La Fogata on both a Monday and Tuesday for dinner. (Yes we went twice as the food was THAT good!!). We ordered the filet mignon and ribs on the first occasion and could not resist a second serving of the ribs on our return. Perfectly cooked meat on the bbq... More 

Thank Courtney R
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49 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I gave it 5 stars because food was already included with my tour package. Food was delicious! If it wasn't part of the tour I would still come eat here

Thank Saul B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Stopped here after seeing it in Lonely Planet guidebook. Excellent food, super friendly service. You can sit downstairs with more locals, or upstairs on an open air balcony overlooking the lake. Service was pretty quick, there was cold beer, and especially liked the "Bandera Paisa" option with trout instead of the usual pork/beef/heavy meats. Totally recommend. Then we went for... More 

Thank jcaulum
Santa Cruz
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

We visited La Fogata twice in our two days in Guatape. Both times we had traditional Colombian meals. First the trout which was delicious and then the Ajioca which was amazing too. Really well priced and the portions are huge! Great atmosphere and friendly staff too. Would highly recommend!

Thank Ben H
Envigado, Colombia
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Six of us from the US visited this restaurant on Thursday, February 4th, 2016. Ribs slightly chewy; good fish; 3rd floor balcony. This restaurant is located across the street from the bus station in Guatape and has fine views of the lake. This is my personal favorite restaurant in Guatape. Their menu includes beef (20,000-22,000 pesos), BBQ chicken (19,000), fish... More 

Thank Terry A
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

we were here 2 times- Also they kept our luggage while we were waiting for our bus. It was so nice of them.

Thank Casamona
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

My son was getting a bit over beans, avocado and rice and really fancied some BBQ ribs. La Fogata came to the party. It was an excellent meal all around though, not just the ribs. Staff were friendly and accommodating providing good service and all at an affordable price.

Thank Linda M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
South American, Colombian, Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frente al Terminal de Transporte, Guatape, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Guatape
  • Phone Number: 8611040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?