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“Best Bogota restaurant”
Review of Pajares Salinas

Pajares Salinas
Ranked #38 of 2,872 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have been many times and I'm going tomorrow evening. It is the best restaurant in Bogota. I have been coming to Bogota for 30 years. The other great place was Friday's .... Not the franchise joints which are awful, but the stand alone on 72 and something. It closed years ago but it was a great hamburger and drinks place.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

I travel several times a year to Bogotá, a city where I grew up and continue to know well. It is a city of great restaurants. But TA rankings have always been off the mark here. Salinas is a case in point. This is a fantastic Spanish restaurant that has been in operation for over 50 years (I first visited with my parents perhaps 40 years go) and that has managed to stay fresh and with top notch quality. Maitre D' has been here forever, extremely polite, cheerful and knowledgeable. Waiters are also very seasoned, professional waiters ( not your typical college student) that know when to come back to refresh your wine or how to serve or flambé table side. Fish is terrific as well as paella. But please try Riñones al Jerez (kidneys), a very rare delicacy that is very hard to make well (it tastes like chicken livers). Milhojas and Flambé Plums (ciruelas) are outstanding desserts. Tea selections are very good.

This is where Bogotá's old guard and elite has always eaten. There are always a dozen men standing around outside. They are the drivers and bodyguards of patrons inside. Make a reservation. So if you want to eat well, be treated well and see some of the unpretentious elite of this city going out for a good meal, do visit. It is expensive, about $75pp with wine.

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Reviewed March 18, 2012

Arguably, the most traditional restaurant in Bogota, where they will always remember your name and preferences. Sublime food. A place to see and be seen in a cozy, non-pretentious atmosphere.

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Reviewed January 13, 2012

This is a classic high-end, see and be seen restaurant in Bogota for Spanish food. It is very pricey, very tasty and very formal compared to anything else around. Decor is better with the remodeling, but it's still a little bit stiff and not fun, even for a date night. Best for power-dining with a suit and tie.

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Decent food . The menu was very limited. Price on wine is insane.
I don't think I will go back. Plenty of places you can get double for your money. Service is really good.

Only thing is that it is over priced for bogota.

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