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La Puerta Falsa

#22 of 1,902 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Latin, Colombian
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Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota 250051, Colombia
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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802 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting a bunch of museums, I came to this place for dinner. It was full of friendly people, including the waiters. The place is very traditional and you may have to wait to eat. I think it is worth it. The ajiaco and the tamales are huge and I would suggest sharing either one of them. I had huevos... More 

Thank MauricioBabilonia
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191 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a busy cheek-by-jowl sort of places that offers a small but high quality choice of the best snacks and Colombian meals you could ask for. A great place to be amongst friendly locals just off the Cathedral plaza.

Thank BristolCharles
Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

According to locals, one of the oldest (of not the oldest) place to grab something to eat. Located in front of one side gate of the cathedral, it is tiny. Almost more workers than people can sit in the place. Short menu, but they really know what they're doing. Food is delicious. If you can find a spot, it's a... More 

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Salt Lake City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small menu with snack and breakfast options. We had tamales, hot and delicious and reasonably priced. Most of the patrons were locals and everyone seemed to know what and how to order. Good chance to practice your Spanish - no one spoke any English but you can get by fine with minimal Spanish language skills.

Thank Kevin M
Augusta, Georgia
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tiny, historic, rustic, good food, located the heart of Bogota it's just one of those places you have to say you went to. Go for the architecture, stay for the food, just a very unique place.

Thank BJ H
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134 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

My wife and I stopped in for a tamale and the traditional Bogota chicken soup whose name is escaping me at this moment. The stop was worth it for the authentic feel and decor of the place. I wouldn't say that we loved the food itself, however, but neither was it expensive.

Thank Adam S
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

The place is very small and hot, but the food is good. We had to wait for about 15 minutes to get a seat. The price and the services are good. The only problem is they don't have menu, just a picture on the wall, that is just in spanish. Anyway, you should go there, is a historical place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We had 8 hours of connection in Bogota and decided to have breakfast in the city. I'm glad that we chose this place. Everything tasted well. Believe me I like eat good and if I say it is good than it is really good.

Thank Michael V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We were exploring La Candelaria and got here for lunch as recommended by LP. Is just ok: staff wasn't keen in explaining what the different sweets were so we ended up opting for the hot chocolate with cheese and bread. The chocolate is made with water, the cheese piece is a tiny piece of an industrial block cheese and the... More 

Thank Ana_London_79
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Very convenient to downtown and museums (Botero, Nacional, Oro) and reasonably convenient to the Casa de Simón Bolívar. Very limited menu of what European guidebooks would call “hearty, peasant food.” Good ajiaco. Abundant portions. Restaurant is tiny, tiny, tiny. Perhaps 20 seats altogether. Upstairs (where I didn’t go – at 1.85 meters I would not fit) is apparently very hot,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Colombian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?