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La Puerta Falsa

#18 of 1,683 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Latin, Colombian, South American
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Calle 11 No 6-50, Bogota, Colombia
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint little place nicely done out with wooden trim and a vast mirror covering one wall. Superb local food. The Ajiaco is a wonderful chicken broth that comes with corn on the cob and various other accompaniments. The tamales area excellent and the chocolate completo is oddly served with a lump of cheese!

Thank Robert D
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious tamales, "divorcio" dessert (soft cheese, caramel spread and raspberry jam), hot chocolate and mango juicea. Shy but attentive waiters. Don't miss out.

Thank Nicola C
Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very old cafe in Candeleria. It is packed with locals because of its charms. The cafe is small so you may have to wait to get in.

Thank Janice A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Happened to go when they were celebrating their bicentennial! Great ajiaco. It's a small space so be prepared to get cozy with your fellow restaurant goers. Friends had the tamales and thoroughly enjoyed those too. A must do in la candelaria.

Thank Melanie S
Bogota, Colombia
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reached it by car through the circunvalar, today it took 40 minutes.... it is always nice to go there nice and typical food, nice service a place full of stories and history.... When you go there and you receive your order you feel like your grandmother would prepared for you.....

Thank Marcela R
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely have the Chocolate Completo... It's a 200 year old recipe! The tamales are amazing and only 6.800 pesos!!! Small space, but worth waiting for a spot

Thank Pookster B
Greenfield, Indiana
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This adorable tiny restaurant serves authentic Colombian food for great prices. You may be seated at small tables in the over-heated balcony, but it will feel good on a chilly Bogota day. Don't miss this experience!

Thank CrazyCarolyn7
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit this restaurant in part because a friend from Bogota recommended it and because it was near Plaza Bolivar. Regardless, we really enjoyed the experience. The food was tasty and the service was excellent. If you get warm quickly, wait for a table downstairs. The tables located upstairs are right above the kitchen and it gets significantly... More 

Thank joshua-j-flo
Bogota, Colombia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love tamales and these were insane! So so good! Bigger than the ones I've had before but so delicious. An absolute MUST, La Puerta Falsa was amazing!

Thank margaretrau
Bogota, Colombia
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a tourist in Bogota and see this place... GO! I'm local and had my doubts about going there for a while because I thought it was the typical tourist restaurant (expensive and bad). But I found it extremely good! The food is so Colombian and tastes like my grandma food! Prices are extremely cheap and you get a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, Colombian, South American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, 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, 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?