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Mini Mal

#47 of 1,681 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in One Day in Bogota and 1 other guide
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Transversal 4BIS # 57-52 | Transversal 4BIS # 57-52, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3475464
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was excellent, both in quality and price. Quaint little restaurant with very good service, both times that I dined here.

Thank MarcoPolo670
Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is actually one of the best meals I have ever had. The restaurant makes traditional Colombian dishes with a twist - they use sauces and fruits from the Amazon that are difficult to find elsewhere including fruits (lulo, cumu cumu, unique types of passion fruits), cassava, fishes, etc. All are expertly put together in dishes with well-balanced flavors. I... More 

Thank SBCooke
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Randomly stumbled across this place...and what a find! Had the pollo enchichao (sp?) and wow was it amazing. Really great juice too. So happy we found this place. The rest of the menu looked phenomenal as well.

Thank Melanie S
Oxnard, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything was great about this place, even trying to convince the taxi drive it was real. We showed up and they had a visiting chef for the day. They had so much to choose from that we decided to share family style and order way too much food. The blow fish was phenomenal. The ant dish, yes! Tiger shrimp. Such... More 

Thank mattadams30
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming location (not easy to find), fabulous interior and divine cuisine. Everything is very authentic and cooked creatively. Service is awesome and we liked Colombian wine we never think it exists. Fish and sea food is perfect, other meat is also very tasty.

Thank Mactomi
Tallahassee, Florida
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156 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We almost couldn't find the restaurant (had to ask at a shop across the street), but we are so glad that we did! The food was fantastic and our server, Jhon was amazing. He was so helpful to us as we ordered an appetizer and two entrees and he also picked out an artisinal type of aguardiente for us to... More 

Thank CandieTravels
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Went to Mini Mal with work colleagues on travel. Liked the creativity of the menu and choices for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. I agree with many of the reviews -- this is a good choice for foodies who want good ingredients and unusual preparations. I liked the simple, but hip, decor and ambiance.

Thank Picky2traveler
Detroit, Mi
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The location and ambiance make you feel like you're in for a great dining experience! Then the food arrives and your assumptions are confirmed...delicious!!! My husband and I wanted to order everything! But settled on an appetizer, two entrees, dessert and jugo! The meal was not only fantastic, it was very affordable.

Thank Andrea P
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The first time we attempted to go here was on a Sunday afternoon around 4pm. It was closed. Understandable. We took note of the sign and attempted to go again a second time. This time on a Monday around the same time, 3pm or 4pm. Again, closed. It is not in the easiest location to find so after all the... More 

Thank astrokarupin
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Great meal in the neighborhood. Took Uber to this location as the reviews indicated it is difficult to find in a taxi. We ate squid, grouper, cebu, an ant and chocolate cake. The local fruit drinks are exceptional

Thank ezratravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, South American, Colombian, Caribbean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Transversal 4BIS # 57-52 | Transversal 4BIS # 57-52, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota>  > Chapinero
  • Neighborhood: Chapinero
  • Phone Number: +57 1 3475464
This small restaurant is also the base of a design bureau. The fusion food served here is an amazing mix of the most delicious Colombian flavors. Coastal recipes meets traditional fruit desserts, along with some delicacies that are exotic even for the locals. I have lived here for a long time and this place is a revelation.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?