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#119 of 3,073 Restaurants in Bogota
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Latin, Colombian
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service

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La Candelaria
0.3 miles from Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
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Reviewed August 2, 2022

it is located on one of the alleys in the plaza. It was very crowded. Our tour guide took us there. The portion was huge and many locals were taking the leftover. We tried various juices, meat varieties for 2, empanadas, vegetable termales, salads, etc....We wanted to try different plates among 4 people. We were stuffed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2022 via mobile

We ordered drinks and food. The drinks were okay but the food was great. The highlight was the Ajiaco soup and the meat pies. We ordered jugo de naranja, mango juice and moro juice. The mango was quite bland, the orange juice was so tart...with a strong bitter aftertaste like it was made and kept for a while. The moro juice was okay. The juices we had at other places and the street is way better.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2022 via mobile

My hotel recommended La Puerta de la Catedral for traditional Colombian food. The waitress suggested Ajiaco Santafereño, which is a thick soup with pieces of chicken, potatoes and a corn on the cob in the soup. A portion of rice, a slice of avocado, capers...and sour cream are served on the side. The portion was generous but rather tasteless. While I and other guests were eating at 20:00, several staff members began to sweep and then mop the floor and stairs vigorously quite indifferent to our presence. The restaurant closes at 21:00. When I requested my bill, the cashier who had been snacking since my arrival, turned up with my bill in one hand and a piece of bread in the other, very upset that I had disturbed her snacking! This restaurant desperately needs a proper manager and policy on cleaning after clients have departed. It is unfortunate that this iconic building is so badly staffed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022 via mobile

Great food. Tried one of the soups which was really good. Others in the party had steaks. Good size portions. Good atmosphere. Would go back if ever in Bogotá again!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

If you’re visiting my beautiful country and its capital city, you must eat here. The food is splendid and has authentic flavors, the quantity is fair and the price is just right. The waiters are amazing and so is the ambiance of the place. We...chose to eat outside on a Sunday but you can also eat inside the restaurant which is gorgeous. My mom ate “sobrebarrriga” is a type of meat with a special tenderness and flavor, my boyfriend chose pork ribs and I had a “frijolada” which is beans soup with rice and avocado. We totally loved the food!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021

If you are in the center of town and looking for a traditional Colombian food this may be a good choice for you. It is an older building, one that once had lots of history and class. The balcony is nice option if a seat...is available. While I was there we had excellent service. Unfortunately the one plate we tried did not impress. We got the meat plate with small potatoes. The potatoes were so over roasted they did not hold together when cut but crumbled. Most of the meat while flavorful was slightly too tough. I also ordered a lime and soda drink but it was too sour and needed lots of extra sugar. I am sure many of the dishes served are wonderful. Unfortunately the one I ate was not it. If you happen to chose this restaurant try something else.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

Nice restaurant close to the Catedral Primada de Colombia, in the Central Area of Bogota. This is a very traditional restaurant. It is known for its "Ajiaco", a traditional plate in the Colombian Cuisine. But this time I was looking for another traditional dish, called..."Bandeja Paisa". Do not expect a sophisticated plate, as "Bandeja Paisa" is made of simple ingredients and it is prepared as a day by day food. But in this type of restaurant you expect a little more which was what I got. It had very strong taste as it mixes the pork belly, ground beef, rice, red beans, chorizo, cheesy arepas, caramelized plantains, and fried eggs. This restaurant has a very interesting balcon in the 1st floor, which has a view to the top side of the Cathedral and you can see the movements of the street. Service was good and prices are reasonable.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed December 14, 2020 via mobile

The coffee was ok, nothing special. The rest of the prices are high compared with other restaurants (around 30.000/40.000 cop)

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed March 31, 2020

La Puerta is a small and cozy restaurant in the heart of downtown Bogotá. The food was delicious and the service was great. The staff was friendly, attentive, and informative. Visiting La Puerta is a great experience for everyone.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

This location was recommended to me by a tremendous local friend, Maria Torres. I was so thrilled with her choice that I invited her to join me and my friends for a meal there. That made 13 of us, including 2 teenagers. The staff did...not bat an eye at our arrival but quickly found a great spot for us up on the 2nd floor. The service was quick, the orders taken (and delivered!) accurately, and all our choices were delicious and more-than-adequate. Even the teenage boys were happily maxed-out. And a pleasant stroll through the nearby Plaza Bolívar was a great follow-up event to our meal.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

This was a good choice recommended by our tour guide for traditional Colombian food. The service could have been more personal and friendly but was prompt. The restaurant is a two story historic building close to the plaza Bolivar with a bohemian ambience. We chose...the traditional patacon and the ajiaco which was quite a lot of food at a good value.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Do not be fooled by the small entrance, it is really just a door and a small space that leads to an interior patio with tables and a large second floor with several rooms from a very old house (one of the first ladies "universities"...of the country) enabled as a restaurant. You can try typical Colombian dishes such as Ajiaco, prepared with the traditional flavor of the original version of the dishes. Sundays, it is quite busy. It has balconies from where you can see the Cathedral and part of the Plaza de Bolivar. A good place for tourists, and Colombian visitors, to complement the visit to the historic La Candelaria neighborhood with a good lunch, at a price according to the quality and quantity, abundant dishes and good attention. We had a good time, to improve they would include a non-alcoholic beer for those who drive.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

A traditional local restaurant which is very busy and the staff are not as helpful as they could be. Service was also very slow. The food was good though, local dishes, including the soups and mid range priced. The drinks were quite expensive and the...band was a bit noisyMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

We were shown this place by a local guide and we had a lunch there on a very busy day. The was ok nothing outstanding but decent. Service was a bit slow but it was full. We ordered the bandeja and a soup and they...had the same ingredients so really not sure how good the menu is. I found it felt too touristy for my liking but its in a touristy area. Prices were higher than i expected.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

Our guide brought us here for lunch . Friendly staff and nice seating with live music.I ordered the grilled pork ..huge serving and delicious. My husband had the grilled chicken ..more food than we could eat. Both served with salads as well. One would be...enough for us to share.. .More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Restaurante la Puerta de la Catedral is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
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  • Value: 4