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Bogota Latin Bistro

141 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4426
+1 718-230-3805
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Latin, Spanish, Colombian, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
141 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4426
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Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent variety of appetizers, entrees & drinks. There is surely something to satisfy every palette from ordinary to adventurous

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed May 19, 2015

A great place to have a drink, socialize and eat. The food is excellent, try the fish tacos with a side of yucca frita and maduros. There is no parking, so you’ll have to try your luck on the street. If you plan to go...More

Thank jro680
Reviewed May 10, 2015

The vegetable and shrimp empanada's were the favorites. Very casual place, noisy, lots of activity, hustle bustle. Called to make reservation, hostess on phone said no need to. When we arrived we were seated at a terrible table -- because we didn't have a reservation....More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed May 5, 2015

We have been trying to get into this place literally for years. Always last minute, and always unsuccessfully. This time we finally made a reservation! Once I got over the complete lack of ambiance, I was fine and enjoyed myself very much. The place has...More

Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went here with my girlfriend right before a nets game. Made a reservation before so we were seated right away though it wasn't needed the place was not that busy on the count of it being a monday afternoon. The waitress was very knowledgeable of...More

Thank Eddie B
Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this place. The waiter was great and very knowledgeable and thorough of the dishes and what he recommended. Food was amazing. The platanos were awesome and the guacamole was some of the best I had.. overall great food for a great price

Thank siggyiggy
Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been coming here for years now and finally am getting around to writing this review. There is a lot to like about this place but I think what really separates it from the rest of the pack is that this is a truly Brooklyn...More

Thank bklynbubba
Reviewed January 2, 2015

Booking a restaurant when there are vegetarians, vegans, meat eaters and celiacs (gluten free) in your party is always a challenge, but this lovely little place did great! We were looking for somewhere relatively quick and casual to have a family dinner before going to...More

Thank Bella301
Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just spent New Years eve in Bogota, great atmosphere and great food, really tasty coconut shrimps and the best garlic chicken Ive had in years, dropped a star as the vegetarian tacos were really mushroom which was a bit overpowering.

Thank ngmenzies
Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting Brooklyn when spotted the restaurant. Since we are Colombians, we got very excited about our homeland food. The service was very bad and slow. The glasses were dirty, it took half an our to get our drinks and when we finally got...More

Thank Maviredu
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Danielle F
I would like to know if you guys cater. I need a few pans of food for a buffet for a family party. I am in Brooklyn.
March 7, 2017|
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Response from CAGLA K | Reviewed this property |
Well no we did not cater actually sorry but i believe they might do that, not sure though...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4426
    (St. Johns Place/Lincoln Place)
  • Public Transportation: R train to Union Street, 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q & R trains to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street, 2 & 3 trains to Bergen Street, and B & Q trains to 7th Avenue. The B63 bus to 5th Avenue & Douglass Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-230-3805
  • E-mail
We are Brooklyn's most popular latin restaurant serving the foods and drinks of Colombia and Latin America. Open till 1 AM Fridays and Saturdays and serving Brunch Saturday and Sunday. Fun, festive environment with a great bar and dining room. We are gay friendly and family / casual. Happy hour all night Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and open for lunch Monday through Friday at 12 noon.