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“Street food in a "healthy" environment.”
Review of Chopinar

Chopinar
Ranked #372 of 2,360 Restaurants in Bogota
Price range: $1 - $7
Cuisines: South American, Colombian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Chopinar is a Colombian company dedicated to the marketing of fast food. Born in the corner of 53rd Street and Carrera 16 in the year 1988 in the city of Bogota, offering Colombian traditional products such as "Chorizos" , "Pinchos" and "arepas". The products are made with all the care and modern techniques necessary to provide superior quality that meets the expectations of our customers.
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“Street food in a "healthy" environment.”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

CHOPINAR is a great option for trying typical Colombian street food but without the health concerns that can come with that... specifically with the ahi (sauce for the food.) We folks from North America and Europe are usually advised to stay away from water and fresh veggies. The ahi is a mix of fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro and other things (depending on what part of the Latin American world you are in.)

I have gotten very sick from these sauces and condiments in the past. Mostly from eating on the street, without caution, after a night of drinking too many Aguilas or Club Colombias.

Chopinar is a very safe place to go for people who want to try good typical Colombian street food, without so much risk of needing a prescription of Cipro. You can get a full meal and a drink for around $5 USD. On the street, maybe $2 or $3. Well worth the extra money!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank 568MarkR
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Chopinar S, Servicio al Cliente at Chopinar, responded to this review, January 1, 2016
Dear customer, we are glad that your visit to our restaurant was satisfactory, we will work to provide the best quality and excellent service.
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Bogota, Colombia
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“Guilty Pleasure”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Chopinar is a chain with several venues throughout Bogota. It's a good option for tasting typical Colombian street food but without the health hazards that can come with that, especially with condiments. The word "Chopinar" is a combination of the three main foods in the combo = "cho" (chorizo sausage) "pin" (pincho, which are meat skewers) and "ar" (cheese arepa). My favorite is the pork chopinar. The aji sauce is very potent (especially for Colombia!) and tastes great with the chorizo. I usually put the smokey BBQ sauce on the pork pincho. Chopinar is about twice as much ($5-6) as what you would pay on the street, but it's worth it.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank polka party
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Chopinar S, Servicio al Cliente at Chopinar, responded to this review, January 1, 2016
Dear customer, we are glad that your visit to our restaurant was satisfactory, we will work to provide the best quality and excellent service.
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Chopinar S, Servicio al Cliente at Chopinar, responded to this review, January 1, 2016
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Apreciado cliente, agradecemos el tiempo que se ha tomado para compartir su experiencia y comentarios, su opinión nos permite mejorar hacia la excelencia. Seguiremos trabajando para brindarle un óptimo servicio y la mejor calidad.
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“Para lo rapidito la arepa y el chorizo... se puede....”
Reviewed May 28, 2008

Para lo rapidito la arepa y el chorizo... se puede....

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Chopinar S, Servicio al Cliente at Chopinar, responded to this review, January 1, 2016
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Apreciado cliente, agradecemos el tiempo que se ha tomado para compartir su experiencia y comentarios, su opinión nos permite mejorar hacia la excelencia. Seguiremos trabajando para brindarle un óptimo servicio y la mejor calidad.
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