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“Warm atmosphere; delicious food!”
Review of Salvo Patria

Salvo Patria
Ranked #81 of 2,795 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We ate at Salvo Patria because we couldn't catch a cab to go elsewhere. Lucky us. The food was inventive (I had a delicious tofu dish with rice and sesame seeds) and the coffee tasted great (and I don't particularly like coffee) (and yet I'm in Colombia). Juan was helpful; the space heaters kept out the Bogota chill; and the ambient dance music was inane but somehow perfect. A fortunate evening! Very glad we ended up at this tiny, welcoming restaurant.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We are staying in the Chapinero Alto neighborhood of Bogotá, and had walked past this small corner place twice (and read about it in the Lonely Planet guidebook). Our plans to go into the historic center of town for dinner sort of fell apart, and we decided to give Salvo Patria a try. Lucky us!

We were greeted and served by Juan. (Owner? Manager? Don't know.) His English was excellent, which helped us out a great deal. Since we are vegetarians, he steered us toward three terrific options on the widely varied menu, and we loved them all. We shared a goat cheese crostini, I had the vegetarian curry, and Jim had the tofu with sauce and rice. We finished up with a wonderful dessert -- apple crumble covered with layers of passion fruit mousse and chocolate mousse. (Meat lovers, don't worry -- the menu had more for you than for the vegetarian set, and the special fish sounded just great.)

Then we enjoyed the coffee. This gets its own paragraph; as Juan explained to us, Salvo Patria has relationships with several coffee farms in the vicinity of Bogotá, and they choose their beans carefully and have them roasted specially. We chose the currently featured house drip coffee, and were treated to a brief history of the farm and the special notes we could expect to taste once the coffee was brewed (by hand, fresh at the table). It was the perfect finish to the perfect meal.

Highly recommended! And be sure to ask him where the name "Salvo Patria" comes from!

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