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La Puerta Falsa

Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota 250051, Colombia
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“tamales” (160 reviews)
“bread” (36 reviews)
“chicken soup” (17 reviews)
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Latin, Colombian
Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota 250051, Colombia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had the tamal, hot chocolate, and orange juice. Everything was perfect. One of the best tamales I've had. Unfortunately, this restaurant does not accept credit cards. They will take USD and Euros.

Thank Luis E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ajiaco was superb, chicken was tender without the raw flavor to it and the potato stew was outstanding. The tamale was alright, will go back just for the Ajiaco. Service is hit or miss.

Thank A S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is great, but you can get the same quality for half the price all over the city. Definately not worth money that we paid - one ajiaco was 28.000 COP (+ service fee), so don't be mislead by price here on Tripadvisor. And...More

Thank NezaK26
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up with my dad's ajaico, so I was skeptical about finding anything as good. This place was fantastic! The ajaico was flavorful, authentic, and filling. They have a limited menu, so you should go willing to embrace the ajaico. They are very small;...More

Thank Globalista11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In this restaurant you can try a little bit of Bogotá's most traditional food. It is located in the Candelaria, one of the most traditional colonial neighborhoods in Bogotá.

Thank Octavio L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's very small and can be amazingly crowded, but no one seems to mind because the food is excellent. There is a tiny downstairs where the kitchen, cash register, and pastry counter are located along with about a dozen seats along the wall. Then there...More

Thank rczernia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to try the chocolate completa which is a Colombian speciality. The chocolate was good but I’m not sure that adding cheese is a great addition. But that’s just a personal preference. I also tasted the tamale which was excellent. Even though the restaurant...More

Thank nellygiddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If U would try to eat something special being in Bogota, I will recommend La Puerta Falsa. Extremely small, with only a couple of tables, where there is always line and where your meal will be served very fast. The menu is very simple. Serves...More

Thank Lomianki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for lunch on a Saturday, after a recommendation from our hotel. As other reviews say, it's a busy place and there was a short line but we didn't wait long. The tamales are large, one is definitely enough per person. For vegetarians ,...More

Thank ZNJ_05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small, crowded place but it is worth the wait. We went about 9:30 am on a Sunday morning (happened to be Election Day) and the line was not long. The service was fast and the meal was a delicious breakfast.

Thank love-2-travel6319
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Bob J
February 17, 2017|
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Response from Kevin M | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Colombian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota 250051, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: 2865091
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