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“Time for a slow lunch”
Review of Tabula

Tabula
Ranked #66 of 2,487 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Colombian, Latin
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Tabula means table in Latin. We are rustic and shared kitchen. A wood stove is its heart. Long, slow cooking, huge slugs to serve in large wooden tables where food and drink abound, and where Francachella begins a feast of joy filling bellies and hearts of those who know to share and enjoy ours is the only reason to live.
Bogota, Colombia
Level 4 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Time for a slow lunch”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

This restaurant has great atmosphere, excellent service and very tasty food. There is an appropriate number of tables, so make sure you book in advance, especially for busy days. I went there to taste a tomato soup which somebody recommended to me, and it was delicious. However, there is something you need to bear in mind, you need to be plenty of time, because its chef takes his time to get dishes ready. So if you are in a hurry, give it a chance any other day.

  • Visited February 2013
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Travelling Canuck/Yank
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Terrific meal in a modern setting.”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

We went out of our way to find this place, got lost a few times, and it was well worth it.
The restaurant is in a modernly renovated house, lovely high ceilings, very comfortable. Service is great, understated, helpful, but not hovering.
Menu is well thought out.
The specialty that everyone orders is their take on osso buco. We ordered a two appetizers and one main (not the osso buco), which was the perfect amount of food for the two of us. (Their menu even suggests this.)
This was the best meal we had in all of Colombia.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank svbreila
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Spokane, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
457 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Not much to say!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

The reason for this is, just about everything I read below is bang on!
This is some of the best food anywhere. Many of
my other reviews talk about the quality if the calamari I had, I love the stuff.
I also really like properly prepared octopus ( pulpo) no calamari here, but the pulpo was on par with the best Ive ever had, 20 years ago on a tiny Greek island. Here it's steamed for tenderness then finished in the horno with rosemary and oil. A taste treat. For those who like Osso Bucco, try the Colombian version, Canella, but don't order it unless there are at least two of you, or you want to take some home.
Take a look at the back of the menu for a recommendation on what to order for various size parties. It will stop you feeling stuffed for the rest of your day or night.
We made a reservation for Saturday lunch at 1 pm, we were the only ones on the list and the restaurant was never more than 20% full. Friday night would be another story.

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1 Thank MiguelitoyCat
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply amazing”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Staff was so friendly and helpful. Food was to die for and the portions were huge. A must stop for anyone looking for great food in bogota.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Mattyballz
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Saint John's, Saint John, Antigua
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great food, great people”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

At Tabula i had a great lunch (stil thinking about the octopus with rosemary), Chef Thomas is a really down to earth guy and verry passioned about his food, and nothing is to much trouble for him. Bogota is a great city with very friendly people. i highly reccomend Tabula restaurant
and for sure i will come back...do not mis this restaurant when you visiting Bogota
Thank you for the great memory Tabula staff!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Sebastiaan S
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