Restaurants

Top Choice Colombian in Bogotá

Andrés Carne de Res

This legendary steakhouse blows everyone away – even repeat visitors – for its all-out-fun atmosphere. The 75-page menu of classics like arepas and ceviches, and pages of succulent steaks (some portioned to serve as…
Top Choice Mexican in Medellín

Casa Clandestino Comedor

If one place symbolizes Medellín's transformation from provincial capital to culinary hot spot it's this hip bar-restaurant in Poblado that would not be out of place in London or Brooklyn. Inside the action centers …
Top Choice American in San Gil

Gringo Mike's

What isn't good? In a moody, candlelit courtyard, you'll find this US-UK operation thrilling homesick travelers with a surplus of American-portioned gourmet burgers, bacon-heavy sandwiches, breakfast burritos and Fr…
Top Choice International in Medellín

Carmen

Run by an American-Colombian couple, both of whom are Cordon Bleu chefs, Carmen prepares sophisticated international cuisine with a heavy Californian influence. The restaurant itself is made up of distinct dining zo…
Top Choice Colombian in Filandia

Helena Adentro

Run by a talented young local chef and his Kiwi partner, this hip restaurant serves up some of the best food in the Zona Cafetera, with innovative takes on traditional Colombian cuisine made with fresh ingredients f…
Top Choice Colombian in Villa de Leyva

Mercado Municipal

This chef-driven outdoor restaurant around the gardens of a 1740 colonial house has resurrected ancient techniques of cooking meats in a 1m-deep underground wood-burning barbacoa (barbecue) on its way to becoming Bo…
Top Choice Mexican in Bogotá

Agave Azul

This outstanding restaurant is a trip, both literally and figuratively, through truly authentic Mexican cuisine by way of Chicago, New York and Oaxaca. Chef Tatiana Navarro has no menu – just a daily open-ended tast…
Top Choice Breakfast in Bogotá

Abasto

A weekend pilgrimage to Usaquén is in order to indulge in the creative breakfasts and delectable mains and desserts at this rustic-trendy restaurant. Inventive arepas and seriously good egg dishes such as migas (scr…
Top Choice International in Bogotá

Prudencia

La Candelaria's hottest new restaurant is this doozy of dining and design run by Colombian-American husband-and-wife team, Mario and Meghan. The sunlit canopy, an unorthodox marriage of bamboo and steel designed by …
Top Choice Colombian in Bogotá

Mini-Mal

You'll be hard-pressed to find a more creative Colombian menu than at this excellent Chapinero Alto hot spot, which has resurrected some of the country's more interesting regional ingredients – sourced sustainably a…