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“Nice & disorganized place with excellent food”
Review of Donostia

Donostia
Ranked #312 of 2,756 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $21
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Interesting place with basque food, awesome Serrano ham, diverse menu though limited....spanish wine list, the service is good to be a new place and can be improved... A non spanish and small portions dissapointing desserts..

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Thank Dafnep
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Tomate74, chef at Donostia, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017
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Hola. Nos alegra mucho que haya disfrutado de nuestro comedor y muchas gracias por darnos su opinión. Bienvenida y esperamos que la siguiente ves sea mejor atendida
Tomás Rueda

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Reviewed February 14, 2012

The food here is incredible! we went for lunch one afternoon while walking around the neighborhood. The olive oil/ tomato puree dip is great. The bread is only so-so which is surprising for a tapas place,
We ordered the meatballs which, in my mind were the weakest dish but still good. They were a bit dry.
We had the grilled octopus- delicious
the Torta which was fantastic (one of the best ive had outside Spain)
A plate of the Serrano ham-
and the crab salad which was outstanding
and 2 Bogota Beer Company amber beers
So the food was fantastic but the service wasn't the best. The servers were very friendly but we literally had to ask for everything that we asked for, twice at least before someone would bring it to us.
The food is absolutely worth the very friendly but forgetful service.

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Thank landry
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Tomate74, Chef at Donostia, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017
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Hola. Nos alegra mucho que haya disfrutado de nustro comedor y muchas gracias por darnos su opinión. Bienvenido
Tomás Rueda

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Reviewed January 13, 2012

This place has very tasty food and the ambience is fairly unique for Bogtota. If you're in the neighborhood (near Museo Nacional) it's one of the best.

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Tomate74, chef at Donostia, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017
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Hola. Nos alegra mucho que haya disfrutado de nustro comedor y muchas gracias por darnos su opinión. Bienvenida
Tomás Rueda

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Reviewed January 3, 2012

I have been going here for the last 4 years - since I moved to Bogota, although mainly for special occasions as it's not cheap. Consistently authentic and flavoursome tapas. The main menu looks good too. Well worth the money. I'm not sure how safe at night the street is that it's located in - so maybe take a taxi and ask them to order you one to go home - I do this even though I live nearby.

1  Thank chrisinbogota
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Tomate74, Chef at Donostia, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017
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Hola. Nos alegra mucho que haya disfrutado de nustro comedor y muchas gracias por darnos su opinión. Bienvenido
Tomás Rueda

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Reviewed September 30, 2011

We went to Donostia expecting Colombian interpretations of traditional Spanish tapas. What we received were almost entirely authentic Spanish tapas, but this was not a disappointment in the least. The ingredients used at this restaurant tasted as fresh as anywhere we ate during our 2 weeks in Colombia. We ordered off the daily-changing tapas menu on the blackboards (rather than the fixed, printed menu), and we were certainly rewarded.

The meal began with great bread and an even better olive oil/tomato pulp combination that we couldn't stop eating. This was followed with good shrimp and pulpo, better manchego, and then the absolute BEST mushrooms and potatoes of my life. The mushrooms appeared to have been cooked down slowly in a red wine, butter, garlic, and who knows what else sauce that was a rich, deep brown color, served along with chorizo pieces. The potatoes were patatas bravas, and although the brava sauce was better than I've ever had before (including in Spain), the potatoes themselves were what stood out. Perfectly lightly crispy on the outside and soft and smooth on the inside, with an incredibly rich and deep flavor. There's something about the potatoes in Bogota, so I recommend you eat them as much as possible.

Very reasonably priced, but alarmingly empty on a Wednesday night. Please go here, it'd be a shame for it to close!

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3  Thank ruzi15
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Tomate74, Chef at Donostia, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017
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Hola. Nos alegra mucho que haya disfrutado de nustro comedor y muchas gracias por darnos su opinión. Bienvenido
Tomás Rueda

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