Andrés Carne de Res

Top choice colombian in Bogotá

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This legendary steakhouse blows everyone – even repeat visitors – away with its all-out fun atmosphere. The 75-page menu of classics like arepas (corn cakes) and ceviches, and pages of succulent steaks (some portioned to serve as many as seven) is totally overwhelming; al trapo (chargrilled beef tenderloin) is recommended if you need some help narrowing things down.

Andrés has really ramped up its food quality of late – it crashed into the coveted San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2017, ranking 49th – but it's the surreal decor and design gimmicks that truly fascinate. For most visitors, it’s less a meal than a leave-the-watch-at-home extravaganza of late-night rumba – staff will get you onto the dance floor if you resist joining in – that will leave you dazed and wondering what the hell happened last night. The catch is that it’s out of town: in Chía, 23km north of Bogotá towards Zipaquirá. An Uber runs COP$30,000 to COP$50,000; don't use the restaurant's highly overpriced taxi service.


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