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Latin, Soups, Colombian
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Takeout, Seating, Table Service, Serves Alcohol

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La Candelaria
0.3 miles from Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
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Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

We popped in here on a rainy day hoping that we’d get something as vegetarians - the guy on the door straight away said that is no problem and pointed to the two main local dishes that are usually meat. We went in and as...he’d said, both of the top traditional Colombian dishes - Ajiaco and Bandeja paisa - both stated they were available with vegetarian protein substitute. We ordered one of each - the Ajiaco came with tofu rather than chicken and the Bandeja paisa with mini soy sausages and fake ‘crackling’ crisps. Both were great and gave us the chance to try the traditional meals. Would recommend. Also I suspect that both could easily be vegan-ised too - minus the egg for the Bandeja Paisa and with the Ajiaco the cream was served separately.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2021

Excellent restaurant, spacious and comforting, completely familiar and informal. Exquisite traditional food, presents a good selection of the most representative dishes of the area. The restaurant has a variety of Creole recipes such as ajiaco, bandeja paisa, arepas, etc. It is an ideal place with...a pleasant atmosphere to live and relive the culinary culture of the Colombian country. Very good attention from the waiters, variety and quality in the menu. As for hygiene, everything is very neat and tidy. It is a very clean and cozy place. One of the best restaurants, very friendly, the service they give is for sure. You can listen to typical music of the country. They have artists with live music. It is really very difficult to recommend only one dish, because all of them are very delicious. It is the best Colombian food restaurant that can be found in the city of Bogota and its surroundings, in addition to the excellent menu in which you can enjoy a variety of dishes, service and atmosphere make it a place you want to enjoy every day.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

The service was really fast and the food excellent. It might be really the best ajiaco in the world.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

El Mejor Ajiaco Del Mundo for lunch Small restaurant with two areas for seating 1st and 2nd floor. The 2nd floor gets more air flow from the outside so we sat up there. It’s a simple place with basic wood tables with benches. We had...the Ajiaco stew which was excellent! So glad we tried it. Entire meal for 2 people including tip was $18 USDMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019

Restaurant was located just a block or two from my hotel and I wanted to try ajiaco, Bogota's specialty. The dish is very very good, like a creamy chicken stew in gringo terms. Filled with lots of chicken, three types of potatoes, small cob of...corn, capers and topped with avocado. I enjoyed it so much, I came here twice for dinner. On my second visit, I asked them to leave out the corn cob and capers. Very tasty. I would eat here again when I return to Bogota.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

The staff were nice. The food choice is limited around 6 dishes. Our food was nice nothing exceptional.But be aware your paying hefty tourist premium for what is stable food you find everywhere in bogota

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

We were on a mission to try Ajiaco and this restaurant was self-proclaimed to have the best. There were several tables for sitting, both upstairs and on ground level and we were seated immediately. The staff didn’t speak English, and we only spoke minimal Spanish...so I thought we’d have more trouble communicating but we didn’t. The menu was limited but as we came for ajiaco specifically we were okay with that. I ordered the ajiaco and in an effort to try something different my husband got the Sancocho. Both meals came out super fast, and were very large portion sizes. I found the ajiaco to be delicious and my husband enjoyed his meal as well. They both came with rice and a slice of avocado. The staff was pleasant and the prices were reasonable - we strongly recommend a visit here to try some traditional foods!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

In he Middle of many tourist centered restaurants, this is a good Colombian experience. The traditional bandeja and ajiaco like you would find them in rural Colombia

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

I am not sure if it is the best Ajiaco in the world but it is a damn good one. Great choice for lunch while touring the La Candelaria, steps away from Simon Bolivar square. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

The food and service was fantastic. There was only half the menu available but that only frustrated our vegetarian friends. The food is delicious and in big portions so value for money is very high.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

If you want great authentic Columbian food that comes in big quantities and is reasonably prizes, this is the place. They recommended us a special dish from the Bogota area whose name I forgot but it was delicious! The only thing that was a bit...odd was that we were they only guests upstairs and they seemed to have forgotten about us after a while because no one came to clear the table. We then went downstairs to tell them and order dessert.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

I enjoyed the traditional ajiaco, and my (less adventurous) husband had the spaghetti. Service was very quick as it was later in the afternoon. I'm glad to have tried this soup, but don't think I"ll be having it every day!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

I've been twice to this place and it's been great. It hasn't been too busy so we always managed to get a table easily; the food comes out relatively quickly and the waiters are very attentive. Their bandeja paisa, tamales and fruit juices are amazing....All of that is at affordable prices. Honestly this place has been better than the overhyped La Puerta Falsa.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

The traditional soup was really big portion with lots of chicken and potatoes. Not salty but they give you capers and cream to add to enhance the flavor. Go hungry and just get the Ajiaco can't go wrong

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

This is the traditional dish in Bogotá! Is a chicken soup with different kind of potatoes, corn, capers and single cream. It's really delicious. The place is located in downtown near to the Bolivar Square. Here, you can also taste "Bandela Paisa", typical from Antioquia...Region.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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El mejor ajiaco del mundo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4