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La Puerta Falsa

#24 of 1,832 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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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank adenh2016
Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to try this historic restaurant while visiting Bogota and are glad we did. It is super small, so we had to wait a little but not too long. We shared a tamale and the hot chocolate and cheese (since we read it is a traditional snack). The tamale was delicious but the chocolate and cheese was just alright.... More 

Thank rachellemb2014
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I want ajiaco soup when I come to Bogota -- which is known for its ajiaco -- and have turned to this place both times to satisfy my craving. While I wouldn't call the ajiaco amazing, it's pretty good. I also like the fact that it's in a convenient location for backpackers and the place is kind of cozy and... More 

Thank ExtraUnderwear
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Busy tiny place, but excellent genuine Colombian food and fantastic friendly service. We had tamales and empanadas, plus a couple of cold Club Colombia's, perfect refuel stop after visiting the museums of Bogota.

Thank Bosques
Bogota, Colombia
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203 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

this place is teenie-tiny so try to come at off hours to avoid being over-crowded. also the 2nd floor is stifling hot because it's over their kitchen-better to grab one of the limited bar-style seats on the first floor. we ordered the ajiaco and it was delicious! also tried the chocolate completo (hot chocolate, cheese, bread and butter, and a... More 

Thank namchegompa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is worth visiting because of its cultural significance, the tamales are very good and so are the sweets. But I have never seen so much waste (of ajiaco) in my life. Only the locals eat the whole thing. It is really tiny and damn hot, they need an air conditioner.

Thank Ann C
San Ramon, California
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

An acquaintance, who's a native of Bogota, suggested this place that is in the downtown area. Not easy to find bec it's kind of a hole in the wall, one among several places that offer Colombian fare close to one one of the several churches in the area. Very filling! The tamal is so different from the Mexican tamal that... More 

Thank ElizabethY347
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

One of the most classic and authentic Colombian Restaurants , from 1816 classic food from bogota , small and very welcoming place , the authentic food like a tamales or hot chocolate with cheese , the almohabanas nice and hot were some of the specialities of this particular restaurant

Thank Adriana O

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?