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“Great little venue for a cosy meal”

Sanalejo Cafe Restaurante
Ranked #177 of 2,360 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Colombian, International, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Crawley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great little venue for a cosy meal”
Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

The fire place is a big draw - a real bonus on chill days/evening. The decor will keep you transfixed for many minutes as you try and figure out just what the common theme is (and what done some of the things hanging from the walls actually are).

Once you've settled in you'll love the food and very attentive service. It's a little pricy with most meals over 20k (we're travelling on a tight budget) but was worth it - we both had pork chops which were cooked perfectly.

It doesn't look like much from the outside (like many places in Bogota) but definitely worth going in.

Thank steveslaw
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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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225 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We had a 6-hour layover in Bogota, so we asked a taxi driver to take us into town. When we got there, he pointed out this and a few other restaurants. We chose this one and we're glad we did. We were there pretty early, so it was basically just us. The waiters were very friendly and chatted with us when we asked questions. The food was also very good. We all seemed to end up ordering some variation of a plate with a cheesy cream sauce, strangely enough, but they were all good. I'm sure there are many other restaurants around so I'm not sure how this one compares, but we definitely liked it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank CostaRicaOutsider
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Broome, Australia
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Menu, Yummy Food!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Friendly staff with english menu. We ended up going here twice while we stayed in Bogota.
This cozy little restaurant has a fireplace and tables lit by candlelight, they have an extensive menu with great options for reasonable prices.
The pastas are great, we also tried one of their crepes- DELICIOUS, and the beef was cooked to perfection.
They had good music playing and interesting paintings on the walls.

Visited April 2013
Thank Levilouicus
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good colombian food”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

The prices are really good, so as the food. The place is really nice, is away from downtown. Doesnt deserve to drive over there to have a good meal. Downtown can be equal or better.

Thank MightyMMigue
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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198 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“My first Ajiaco”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Arrived on the afternoon to have Ajiaco. Being for first time in Bogota, having this is part of the must-do things. The place itself is a gem. A small and warm place with all kinds of wall decorations including art, painting and more. One of those places that coming back is the only option. Knowing the ingredients of the Ajiaco the expectations were not so high. Yet, once served it proved to be a real nice dish or actually a real nice whole meal. Although it is not a fancy dish, prices are on par with other places I have visited in the city. Neither cheap nor expensive.

  • Visited January 2013
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