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“Stunning food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Matiz

Ranked #9 of 2,300 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, South American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Matiz is a restaurant where you will find nothing but the most personalized service. The cuisine is caracterized to be very eclectic and contemporary, we use the best ingredients and the chef, Nicolas Quintano, is behind every preparation. At Matiz you will find colombian Haute cuisine mixed with some peruvian, chilean, oriental and mediterranean influences combined with the best service in town.
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“Stunning food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I decided to go to a good restaurant for our last night in Bogota. We checked the reviews and decided to try Matiz. A great choice.
We went midweek so the restaurant was not that busy. The service we received from the moment we walked in was first class. Chef Nicolas came and introduced himself (speaking perfect English!) and explained about the food and principles of the cuisine.
We opted for the tasting menu with the wine pack ( not as expensive as you imagine) and were then spoilt with 8 courses of some of the best food I have had on some fairly extensive world travels!
Chef Nicolas came and introduced each dish, explaining the ingredients and method of cooking.
The care and attention to detail was stunning. Anybody who cooks belly pork for 40 hours to get it amazing is somebody who is passionate about their food!
Not forgetting the wines were well chosen and complemented each dish perfectly.
I cannot recommend Matiz highly enough.
Brilliant chef, brilliant place.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Watch out NOMA!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Have been to many world class restaurants including the #1 Copenhagen based Noma and Matiz is right up there at the top! Amazing cuisine, service and ambiance make it a superb experience. Chilean Chef Nicolas, a Peruvian Cordon Bleu trained chef maestro, topping his training with experience in Florence and Sienna, brings a magical and personal touch to the menu. The attentiveness of the staff to personal tastes and the serene setting with perfectly matched music make it a truly holistic dining experience. Can you tell I really liked it? What more can I say ....great value (at 1/3 the cost of NOMA) in the heart of a fabulous world class city.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Marc D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

This will not be cheap but it is worth it. We had the tasting menu. Each course was a taste sensation, and we were constantly surprised by the preparation and the variety of tastes and flavors. Had the wine pairing too, and they were well matched. The chef came out and explained each dish and the ingredients/prep. Wonderful evening. We have eaten at a lot of quality restaurants around the world, and Matiz ranks right up there. If you can afford it, don't miss it.

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Loki744
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Cali, Colombia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

A beautifull house in a plush neighborhood. First good impression s the simple decor. Rule of thumb: if the place is heavily decorated, the food is not good, and viceversa.
The staff is curteous and ready to serve with a smile.
Nicolas Quintano, the new chef is happy to talk about his creations and discuss variations with his customers, asking about allergies, food preferences, etc. His pancetta and his octopus are totally delicious. His innovations include a "lulo" sauce, basil oil, and combining mint sauce in his desserts. (Lulo is a tropical fruit, sort of sweet/sour, delicious in juices)
A wonderful gourmet experience. My wife and I were extremely satisfied, we will return and recommend Matiz very happily.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Rgkattan
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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

The new chef has really turned around this place. Food is very good and the decor is stylish. Friendly staff and not as noisy as most restaurants.

Visited December 2012
3 Thank Roberto N
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