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Mini Mal

#38 of 1,836 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 110231, 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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Lima, Peru
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Bogota, Colombia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 angelaviaggia
Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank ExtraUnderwear
Bogota, Colombia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Went with a group of friends for dinner and ordered a few appetizers and a few main dishes. The chicharron appetizer is to die for-highly recommend it! All of the food was incredibly good from start to finish, couldn't even believe how delicious it was. The restaurant was a bit hard to find, as there isn't much of a sign,... More 

Thank Sparks2323
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Widely recommend. A little difficult to find it but compensate with excellent service and food. Cocktails very good as well as desserts. Prices outstanding. My first time for lunch,but I will come back. Comparable with high class restaurants without pretentious. Don't doubts to try it.

Thank Luz D
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

In a quiet, little restaurant with few tables, this restaurant specializes in preparing unique meals using Amazonian ingredients. The food is delicious and the drinks are intriguing. It is, however, rather pricey, so go there for a special event.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, 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 | Transversal 4BIS # 57-52, Bogota 110231, 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?