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#28 of 290 Latin in Bogota
#107 of 2,925 Restaurants in Bogota
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Latin, Colombian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Seating, Table Service

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La Candelaria
0.3 miles from Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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