Boyacá restaurants

Top Choice Colombian in Villa de Leyva

Mercado Municipal

On its way to becoming Boyacá's most interesting dining experience, this chef-driven restaurant in the gardens of a colonial house (1740) has resurrected ancient techniques of cooking meat in a 1m-deep underground w…
Vegetarian in Villa de Leyva

Restaurante Savia

The delightful Savia specializes in inventive vegetarian, vegan and organic fare and local eco-artisanal products of the same ilk. Carnivores aren't left behind, though – there's fresh seafood and poultry dishes (bu…
Bakery in Villa de Leyva

Pastelería Francesa

You can smell the sweet scent of baked goodness a block away from this authentic French bakery with croissants (oh, those almond ones!), baguettes, tarts, quiches, mini-pizzas, coffees and hot chocolate. It's great …
Sandwiches in Villa de Leyva

Entre Panes

A couple of blocks from the plaza you'll find this appealing outdoor cafe serving up some of the best sandwiches in Colombia. Take your pick from French classics or more gourmet options all served on homemade bread …
Cafe in Tunja

El Salon de Onces El Hojaldre

Break sweet bread among nuns, housewives, politicians, and movers and shakers at this classic coffee and snack stop. Go for the galletas de arequipe (milk-caramel cookies).
Colombian in Villa de Leyva


This colorful restaurant/culinary school prides itself on being 100% Colombian and is indeed the best place to sample Colombian gastronomy at levels beyond sancocho (soup) and patacones (fried plantains). Being dedi…
Burgers in Villa de Leyva

Tavolo Hamburguesería

A newborn gourmet-burger joint on the main square, the Tavolo enables diners to enjoy their innovatively adorned patties (served on mini bread boards) with equally satisfying plaza views. If in doubt, go for the ‘de…
Cafe in Tunja


Head down the narrow corridor off the plaza to emerge in this bright, modern atrium cafe that's a popular local meeting spot. A series of long lamps hangs from the high glass ceiling, while a soft jazz soundtrack pl…
Colombian in Villa de Leyva

Don Salvador

Don Salvador does the best mute (puffed-corn soup, served with a side of cow foot or chicken thigh) and carne asada (grilled steak) at Villa's bustling Saturday market.
Korean in Villa de Leyva

Restaurante Coreano

It's not the most imaginatively named place in town, but this Korean-run restaurant is worth a visit for authentic Asian cuisine. There are only eight dishes on the menu but they're all good, especially the homemade…