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La Despensa de Rafael

#125 of 1,733 Restaurants in Bogota
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Calle 70 A # 9-95, Bogota, Colombia
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place came highly recommended by friend and did not disappoint. It is a casual restaurant, but the food is first class!

Thank oli23148
Bogota, Colombia
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has a very romantic and cozy place! The service is excellent, the portions a adequate, the mixture of flavours and techniques are ideal.

Thank Maria V
Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been there last December and loved it. I went againg a couple of Sundays ago and what a change! The service was simply bad. The food was bland and has lost the spark of the Peruvian food. The selections of wine by the glass was poor. Very disaponting, particularly for me being Peruvian and knowing the other restaurants... More 

Thank carlossantistevan
Miami Beach, Florida
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188 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We went to La Despensa a couple of times in one week, I guess was because of the dessert! The last time we went it was raining cats and dogs in Bogota but we sat outside, the waiters had a hard time keeping the floor almost dry! I like the octopus they serve! Its really tasty, not chewy. We were... More 

Thank Ramen163
Bogota, Colombia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

If you want to taste de coisine of Rafael Osterling one of The best chefs in Perú and you don't want to pay a lot go to La Despensa. The food, the Pico Sour and the service are really good.

1 Thank Ligia Lucia T
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

We were a party of 5 and sat on the covered patio area, not inside. The lay-out and vibe was great and the service was excellent. Everyone had different dishes, and each one was very, very good. The pisco sours were average (better in the sister restaurant Rafael). Will definitely return.

Thank scubakjr
Toronto ON CAN
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

This wasn't the restaurant my friend intended to go to, (it was supposed to the one 4 blocks down) there was some confusion as she didn't know there was more than one in the area by the same owner/chef, but we settled in and enjoyed our orders nonetheless. It was apparently cheaper than the correct one we were to go... More 

Thank herroyalmelness
Bogota, Colombia
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141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

If the service were a little better I would score it a 5 without a doubt. We were a party of 7 and we ordered 4 entres + 7 main courses + 3 desserts. Everything was amazing!, I would recommend the octopus and the chicken!. Service was horrible. We made a reservation and when we arrived they could not find... More 

Thank aje302
Cali, Colombia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

A friend told me about this place. We loved it¡ the good atmosphere with the lovely old Quinta camacho arquitecture and fantastic music that blends in on a Friday night, no booking but we got a table, amazing service from Mauricio the waiter ended up in great food: Grilled octopus & tempura seafood for entries; Harissa lamb meatballs to die... More 

Thank Ana V
Santo Domingo
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103 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Went for lunch it is very pleasant ambiance. Decor artsy chic. All the appetizers are amazing especially the ceviches. Located in a very nice neighborhood. Desserts also a must!

Thank HelenBorda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $22
Peruvian, Latin, South American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 70 A # 9-95, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: 00-571-2358891

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