Restaurants

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…
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 Peruvian in Bogotá

Rafael

Bogotano foodies and chefs are nearly unanimous in calling Peruvian Chef Rafael Osterling's creative homegrown cuisine the city's most consistently innovative. The contemporary space melds cold aesthetics like concr…
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 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 European in Mompox

El Fuerte

If at all possible, time your visit to Mompox to coincide with the weekend, when the town's best restaurant is (usually) open. With its beautifully crafted interior, charmingly multilingual host and superb menu of l…
Top Choice Seafood in Bogotá

Central Cevicheria

This good-time, high-concept cevicheria is the real deal: Bogotá's high and mighty ogle over the superb ceviches, split into spicy and nonspicy categories, of which there are a dozen inventive offerings. Reservation…
Top Choice American in Bogotá

La Condesa Irina Lazaar

This small, unsigned 10-table eatery run by a hands-on Mexican-American from California caters to bohos, judges, Congressmen and ambassadors in the know. It's named after a forgettable American Western, Shalako. Tha…
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 Steak in Bucaramanga

Mercagán

Often touted as the best steak in the whole of Colombia, this traditional parrilla run in four locations by four brothers is all it's cracked up to be: perfect slabs of meat from their own farm come in 200g, 300g or…