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La Puerta Falsa

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Latin, Colombian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff

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All reviews tamales bread chicken soup corn on the cob con queso potatoes juice soups hot chocolate anthony bourdain oldest restaurant plaza bolivar tiny place banana leaf ajiaco soup colombian food great place to try
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to Bogotá was always a dream of mine , after amazing my eyes with the beautiful art by Fernando Botero at @museufernandobotero . I decided to walk down the street in this charming neighborhood called candelaria . Not to far from the museum ;...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very cozy, squishy place but really good food and service, especially for how busy it was. We had the ajiaco, tamales, and the hot chocolate served with cheese and bread. Everything was delicious, and not too expensive.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Johnsove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to have a traditional Bogota dish, you eat ajiaco (chicken soup with corn and potatoes). And if you want to eat ajiaco in Bogota, you go to La Puerta Falsa. Tourist books and locals alike pointed us to this tiny restaurant. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Puerta Falsa is a good place to stop for a quick bite if it’s not too busy. The place has historical charm and the food is good but I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat here. The place is super small so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gigilalaland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Puerta Falsa offers authentic tastes and sensations of the traditional “santafereño” cuisine of Bogotá. If you seek a local experience then get in line. The wait is not so long and worthwhile. Inside this crowded little nook you can savor traditional ajiaco, changua, tamales,and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Arxitexter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is surprisingly small, the waiters go from one place to another serving generous amounts of food, my husband and I just have came down from Montserrate and walked to Puerta Falsa we where freezing and hungry so to get their famous Ajiaco seemed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paola F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

LOVED the tamale and ajiaco soup. Menu is limited and place is usually packed. Very tiny space but line moves quickly and service is quick also. Great for a quick stop!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jwilkens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 3 and went for lunch to taste traditional Colombian food. What a nice surprise! The food, the atmosphere, the service. I strongly recommend anyone to try it for a delicious and informal lunch.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JP641
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been in the business since 1816, the restaurant is very well known among the locals. We had a chicken tamale, hot chocolate which came with bread and cheese, scrambled egg with ham, and freshly squeezed orange juice. The place is small but good ambiance.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tanit7960
Reviewed November 30, 2018

I was advised to have lunch at this restaurant to try its Ajiaco (a traditional Andean soup made with three kinds of potato, chicken and corn, with avocado, rice, avocado cream and capers served on the side). It is tiny, on two levels in an...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Andrew S
January 6, 2019|
Response from Arxitexter | Reviewed this property |
No creo. Solo tamales santafereños.
Bob J
February 17, 2017|
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Response from KevinM810 | Reviewed this property |
It is really small, more a cafe than restaurant. You walk in, look at the menu on the wall, and order from the server. Not fancy.
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