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El Tambor

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Km 12 Via Bogota - La Calera, La Calera, Colombia
6150000
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just outside Bogota, a family friendly place for BBQ. The food is very good. We had the 99.000 feed four special which was great. Recommended.

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Thank Bob M
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

If you want to share with family and friends near to Bogotá in a country place. El Tambor it's the place. The service is fast and the personal is nice. You can taste the different flavors in Colombia "la picada" is a combination of mazorca (corn), pork, meet, morcilla, potatoes, chuchullo. Try them.

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

The risk of having your car scratched is gigantic, if it rains it's a swamp, getting a table is impossible so you have to eat standing up and the food is mediocre at best. Further, patrons are quite scary.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

We went to El Tambor to have lunch. The terraces look out on the mountains and are very cosy thanks to music and other people enjoying the food. Food itself is good.

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1 Thank Thomas V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Going to El Tambor is certainly an experience. A good break from Bogota's pollution, surrounded by emerald green gardens. The concept is innovative, serving family style fried fare/street food, nicely presented in a basket. The food itself is not amazing, but well worth the trip for the ambiance.

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Thank L S
Bogota, Colombia
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This is a great restaurant for a Sunday lunch, if you want to eat a delicious BBQ in Colombia style, this is the place to visit, you’re not going to regret it.

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Thank xcharles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Live music, great food, great quantity. Completely loved the place. Would recommend it for families.

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Thank Miguel L
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

If you want to go out of the city and be in a different ambience this is a place to go, has very good local food call picada which has different types of meat and other types of tasty food. If you are a group of 4+ try the picada el tambor which is enough for everybody for a reasonable... More 

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Thank Sandra T
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Amazing and fresh "BBQ" like concept: Beef, pork ribs, chicken, "chorizo" and "longaniza" sausage, "morcilla" pork crackling, "arepas" grilled corn, you name it, it is a typical "Sabana of Bogota" dish, loved it!

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Thank Carlos R
Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Do not go alone otherwise you will feel down, the idea is share your food, bouild your meal as your preference and share it, really nice concept, prices are no cheap but the place worth it!

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Thank Carlos M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Barbecue, Colombian, South American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 12 Via Bogota - La Calera, La Calera, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Cundinamarca Department  >  La Calera
  • Phone Number: 6150000
Description
El Tambor offers typical Colombian cuisine a few kilometers outside of Bogotá. This is good place to go on a sunny weekend and breath some fresh air. After 10 years in their original location they are opening a new location, also outside of Bogotá. Their "arepas de chócolo" are great and their grilled meats are good enough.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?