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Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3101377
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The only accurate way to describe this place is as an overpriced trap for tourists looking for a "fancy" dinner in Bogota. We had to beg for the server's attention, and the food (mediocre at best - two risottos, the lamb and a burrada) arrived almost two hours after we managed to order. From the looks of it, it wasn't... More 

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Thank Pablo V
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service was ok but because the kitchen was way behind, the waitress start to panic and get confused, not only our dishes but other tables. The food was not what they described to you and some dishes that meant to be hot, were actually cold. They offer the best meat in the world and they give a a very... More 

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Thank Carolina L
Atlanta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was my 50th birthday, so I was really excited about having dinner at Criterion. We made a reservation for 7:00 and had to wait to be seated. When we were taken upstairs to the dining room I was shocked to see only 4 or 5 tables that actually had diners. The rest of the restaurant was empty! (Why did... More 

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Thank SandBAtlanta
Miami Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disastrous service. Took almost two hours for our food to be served, and only after repeated reminders to the wait staff. When the food finally did arrive, it was cold. There appeared to be only one person who could take the orders and serve the food, yet over a dozen bus boys who did nothing but clear the tables. Incredibly... More 

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Thank Joe B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Criterion on our last night in Bogota. We didn't have a booking but were relatively quickly, and after a bit of insistence, ushered into the first floor dining room (a lot livelier and nicer than the ground floor one). From then on, our evening proceeded seamlessly. Service was professional and amiable. Atmosphere was sophisticated yet welcoming and... More 

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Thank Hélène D
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great lunch, but a bit pricey. The food quality is high, the place is quiet. Ihad the tilapia and it was very good. My friend had the fish soup and it was also good. We share a tuna spring roll appetizer and it was excellent. A good place in Zona G.

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Thank QueenStreetLaw
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have to go to Bogota for business or pleasure, and you have a couple of hours in your agenda, go directly to Criterion. What a place, what food. If you are the type of person who enjoys bringing your palate to party, this is the place. The restaurant is run by 3 brothers (The Rausch's), two creative experts... More 

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Thank Sergio B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the place, the service, the food. Don't miss the chocolate volcano with a touch of blue cheese, the perfect combination!!!!

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Thank marina m
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us had dinner here on Friday night, 2 had the Tasting Menu 2016, 1 the Tasting Menu traditional and the 4th person ordered from the menu. Service was excellent and although I was the only non Spanish speaking guest the various courses were explained to me in English. Very good wine list. It cost about US$310 for the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We heard this place was highly rated and we understand why. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere unique. Even though we had no reservation and were under dressed, they treated us great. We will definitely visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $70
Cuisine
French, Latin, European, International, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 69a No. 5-75, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: +57 1 3101377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?