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Mini Mal

#31 of 1,902 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 | Carretera 4A, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3475464
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 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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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

More than the food itself, which was excellent, Mini Mal excels at the friendliness of the staff and also the super originality of its dishes. Every plate we had had something different, cool and quirky about it. From the ants topping the braised beef, to the basil and tomato on top of our calamari and also the coconut waffles which... More 

Thank Eledublin
San Mateo, California
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very atypical southern Colombian food. Great staff. Warm. Very patient with non English speakers. I recommend this place.

Thank Francis G
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This place has all you expect from a restaurant. Good variety menu. Great service and good prices. We went here after reading all the good reviews and we were not disappointed. Its a cosy and humble small place with character. I would recommend the ribs with black beer sauce, If you are around this area this is a great place... More 

Thank Hector d
Lima, Peru
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

white fish with ants, gamba's with a risotto, fresh salad. all very good prepared. one remark is make dessert on the same level and it would be the best place in Bogota. juice i don't remember the names but where really good. service very good.

Thank MonoJ
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

For lunch I had the plantain + crab balls with the citrus soup. The plantain + crab = 4 stars Tasty, nicely balanced Citrus soup = 1.5 stars Bland, not entirely sure why it's on the menu + .5 star for the glass bottled water :) In a land of water in plastic bags, this was a pleasant surprise The... More 

Thank britmorton
Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

If you are close to this area this is a very good local Southern Columbia restaurant. They service is very good and the food is great. It has a very good menu of a variety of food to choose from. It is not in a very easy to see area , but it is no hard to find. They cook... More 

Thank atlanta776
Bogota, Colombia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I recommend this place because you can find a good small show of the colombian food wealth mixed between regional flavors, the appetizers fills the expectation and the best choice is the "Pesca del Día", is a good concept the idea to support the local fishermen and farmers. And the drinks are really good

Thank Burtonhc
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Was the best food we had in Colombia. It was tasty, comfy yet creative. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our dishes, particularly the starters: Pica-pica and the Prawns with mango sauce. Service was good, knowledgeable of the food and helpful when we asked for the recipes, and very attentive overall. The two things that prevent me from an excellent review:... More 

Thank Ana_London_79
Bogota, Colombia
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142 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

I was here last night after reading the really good reviews here on TripAdvisor. We had the rolls with avocado and the Puffer fish as main dish, guruba and some other tropical fruit juice i don't remember right now. The juices were both almost frozen and sour, which is not the best after a long walk there and before especially... More 

Thank Angela V
Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

It could only go down hill after the Arrullos appetizer. This plate -- which featured shrimp, calamari and octopus on this sort of coconut candy cracker -- blew me away. I thought there was no way my Selva Adentro main course could top it, and I was right. It was fine, but not as distinct and original as the appetizer,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 | Carretera 4A, 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?