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La Candelaria
0.3 miles from Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Latin, Colombian
Takeout, Seating, Table Service
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All reviews tamales bread soup chicken corn on the cob potatoes juice hot chocolate anthony bourdain oldest restaurant simon bolivar bolivar square great place to try small place colombian food wait for a table traditional dishes
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Reviewed July 30, 2020 via mobile

What an ambience! Great tamales! Loved the place and went twice before we left Bogota. Sometimes there is a line to get in to but the days we were the line moved fast.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed May 28, 2020

If you want ambiance, this place has it. You will always wait in line - no problem. You tell the guy at the window what you want and pay in cash. Then you find a table - I recommend upstairs on the railing. Then the...food comes and it is delicious,. The tamale is big and so flavorful. The Hot chocolate and cheese is a surprise and very tasty. Everyone should go here to eat.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed February 27, 2020

We had lunch here the other day on the recommendation of a friend of ours...we are glad we did....excellent...shared the ajiaco soup (potato and shredded chicken served with avocado, rice, capers, cream and corn on the side) - excellent - and a chicken tamale -...again excellent....the place was very busy....wonderful hostess and wonderful service....and cash is the order of the day. We had no room for dessert but must say there was a very nice variety of sweets available.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 25, 2020

Oldest snack corner of the city ; best solution for a fast food stop . Menu didn't offer big chances but if You like the famous rolls "tamales" herewith you can satisfy all your needs! Excellent chocolate!!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020

After seeing this place on a couple of lists of places to go in Bogota, I figured I had to go. The menu is limited. I got the complete chocolate. It was good, but I feel like I could get the same somewhere else for...a better price. The service was quick, and with a smile. If you need to check things off your list, go in the late afternoon, there was a very short wait...otherwise, be ready to stand on line for a while.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020

The restaurant is small yet comfortable and cozy. The food was delicious and the service was great. The only take cash like many other places in the area. Highly recommended. I need to be back for the Tamales :)

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 3, 2020

Only takes cash and very small but worth it! The Tamales are huge- you can share! Also the chocolate they sell up front is very tasty! Great place for quick local lunch or dinner

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 5, 2020

If you are looking for an authentic Colombian food experience here it is! It is a very intimate dining experience where only a few people can fit in the restaurant, but worth the wait. We ordered the soup and that will keep you full for...hours. The service was very quick and everyone was super nice. Recommend it when you are in the heart of the city!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 5, 2020

The food was worth the wait. The tamales were the most flavorful I have eaten and the ajiaco was delicious. We sat crammed up in the balcony and enjoyed the ambiance of this small restaurant. If you are claustrophobic this restaurant is not for you....The service was fast once you were seated.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food here! My favorite was their tamales, then we also tried their soup and the hot chocolate with cheese. It was an interesting flavor but enjoy trying new things!

Date of visit: December 2019
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January 6, 2019|
Response from Arxitexter | Reviewed this property |
No creo. Solo tamales santafereños.
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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