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“Awesome BBQ in Bogota”
Review of La Fama Barbecue

La Fama Barbecue
Ranked #137 of 2,487 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome BBQ in Bogota”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

We visited La Fama during our recent stay in Bogota on a weeknight. It took our cab awhile to find it in ZonaG so if your a tourist make sure you have the address with you before heading out. We arrived around 8pm and easily got a table, by 8:30-9pm the place was packed, mainly with locals.

Meat meat meat = amazing! The waitstaff realised pretty quick our Spanish is poor and brought out an English speaking chef to help us out with the menu, super impressed by this thoughtful service. We ordered mostly from his recommendations-
Chichirones (Colombian pork belly) and smoked ham (first item on menu don't remember Spanish name) for starters, hamburguesa (mini), Mac n cheese, and pulled pork and fried chicken sandwiches. Food came out staggered, condiments on hand.

It was all delicious!! The chichirone was amazing, we would go back just for this dish.

Cocktails were excellent too. the atmosphere was relaxed, decor open warehouse, exposed brick etc, and the service excellent.

I'd definitely recommend La Fama for a great night out in Bogota.
note: we're not from the states so not BBQ experts but food delicious all the same!

  • Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Bogota, Colombia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place for meat.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great meat, pork and beef, and chicken. Served with delicious "papa criolla", yellow small tipical colombian potatoes with " suero costeño", tipical colombian sort of sour cream, in this case it was smoked. And a nice salad. Nice deserts.
The owner was there and made sure all was perfect.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank MyriamKaplan
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Bogota, Colombia
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good BBQ but could be better”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

I was there with my wife, we enjoy BBQ ribs and we prepare them by ourselves with very good results. We wanted to try this restaurant as it calls to have the southern american recipe for a good BBQ.

Site:
Site is small but comfortable, we went a weekday making no reservation, we had not to wait on the line but I guess it is much better to make a reservation if you don't want to spend your time on the lobby during weekends. There are four picnic tables for large groups and other tables around of what it was something a carpenter shop. Decoration is just normal. There are no parking lots nearby so the only chances are valet parking or getting there by cab or walking. (Valet parking is about US$ 8 + tip)

Food:
We asked for 1/2 rack BBQ ribs, yellow potatos and sour cream with chimichurri (papas criollas con suero y chimichurri) and house salad.
Ribs were tasty with the correct amount of BBQ sauce but there were over dried and missed other couple of hours in the smoker. Meat may over dry if smoke is to dry (needs some moist provided by water vapor or wine vapor), now, with other couple of hours in the smoker meat will fall out of the bone. However, they were tasty
For dessert we asked coconut pie with english cream, it was nothing special.

Service:
Was really good. Waiter took care of us pretty well as well of our comments for a better experience.

All in all I will be back to try the pulled pork meat.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Malexrs
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious smoked meats!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

I visited La Fama with friends. I loved the food (if you are into super meaty, then this is your thing)...the space was great with big picnic style tables that suit going there with groups of friends. They also brought around a serve of ribs while we waited for our table. My only observation was that we ordered too many dishes of smoked meat...it all starts tasting a bit the same. Next time I would mix it up a little more. We had pecan pie for dessert, which was nothing special.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank aussie_mid30s
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bogota
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“fette sau's prices”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

stole the idea, the ambiance, the menu, the tables....the prices but the food is no close.
the mac & cheese was very good, the salad was great, the meats over dry and with to much bbq sauce. dessert were just blahh

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank bonimba55
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