Family Style Rustic Dining at Tábula

 
OBELO Tabula

Musician-turned-chef Tomas Rueda's restaurant, Tábula, in Bogotá focuses on high-quality ingredients and carefully prepared, family style dishes. 

Tabula OBELO
Tabula OBELO
 Slow Roasted Beef Shank with Aji, Papas Criollas smoked in butter and Pastel del Choclo with panela

Slow Roasted Beef Shank with Aji, Papas Criollas smoked in butter and Pastel del Choclo with panela

 Slow Roasted Beef Shank

Slow Roasted Beef Shank

Tábula · Bogotá · Website · Directions

 

80 Sillas in Usaquén

 
OBELO 80 Sillas

80 Sillas is a wonderful place for dinner in Usaquén. It's based on the well thought out concept of British chef, Andrew Blackbourn. He believes that 80 seats is the ideal number of seats to provide the best ambiance but also be super efficient in the kitchen. He's been in Colombia for over 20 years and puts his own gastronomic touch on Colombian comfort food, focusing on basics and quality ingredients. 

OBELO 80 Sillas
OBELO 80 Sillas
OBELO 80 Sillas

80 Sillas · Bogotá · Website · Directions

 

Hot Chocolate and Tamales at La Puerta Falsa

 
La Puerta Falsa

La Puerta Falsa is one of Bogotá's oldest restaurants. It's very much a hole in the wall in La Candelaria that has been serving traditional home cooked dishes, like Ajiaco and Tamales, for over two centuries.

Originally, the small restaurant didn't have a name, so locals just started calling in La Puerta Falsa, meaning fake door, inspired by the church across the street that had fake doors as a defense system in colonial times, and the name stuck.

La Puerta Falsa a beloved local spot with a small menu and even smaller seating area, frequented by everyone from regular locals to ex-presidents, famous writers, actors and chefs (like Anthony Bourdain) or anyone else in search of legit Bogotano food and drink.

  Chocolate Completo  Colombian Hot Chocolate with cheese and buttery bread

Chocolate Completo Colombian Hot Chocolate with cheese and buttery bread

  Chocolate Completo y Tamales  Photo by  Sarepa

Chocolate Completo y Tamales Photo by Sarepa

La Puerta Falsa · Bogotá · Directions

 

Museo Botero in Bogotá

Museo Botero

Museo Botero houses one of Latin America's most important international art collections. It opened in 2000 after Colombian artist Fernando Botero donated 208 pieces of art. He donated over 100 pieces of his own work and 85 pieces from other international artists. The collection is housed in a colonial mansion in a historic neighborhood, La Candelaria, in Bogotá that Botero himself worked on to transform into the Museum

Museo Botero
Museo Botero

Hours
Monday-Saturday: 9am - 7pm
Sundays and Holidays: 10am - 5pm

Admission
Free to the public

Museo Botero · Bogotá · Website · Directions

Flavors from the Amazon at Mini Mal

Colombia is one of the most geographically diverse countries in the world, rich with natural resources from various climates and landscapes. Mini Mal's menu aims to highlight not only Colombia's geographic diversity, but also it's cultural diversity that draws from a mix of indigenous, african and european roots. 

On the menu you'll find surprising ingredients like tucupí, a traditional seasoning from the Amazon, mañoco and farofa, indigenous types of yucca flour, native fruits like lulo and feijoa, and bug or two.

  Corbina with tucupi, farofa, yucca and hormigas culonas, aka big booty ants

Corbina with tucupi, farofa, yucca and hormigas culonas, aka big booty ants

  Side of greens and calendula with tropical dressing and coconut rice served in a coconut

Side of greens and calendula with tropical dressing and coconut rice served in a coconut

  Tumaco, fried ripe plantain balls filled with crab meat, topped with coconut milk sauce and house made red curry

Tumaco, fried ripe plantain balls filled with crab meat, topped with coconut milk sauce and house made red curry

  Sopa Cítrica

Sopa Cítrica

Soup inspired in the Cocuy lands. Mushrooms, spinach and tiger shrimp with crunchy cardamom infused rice balls and fresh cheese fried until golden brown, in a light, citrus lemongrass broth. The spice on the side, guaya, is from the Amazon and it's insanely hot.

OBELO Mini Mal
OBELO Mini Mal
OBELO Mini Mal
OBELO Mini Mal

After lunch, check out the cute shop in the front of the restaurant. The shop features goods from local designers and artisans.

Mini Mal · Bogotá · Website · Directions

Brunch at Misia

OBELO Misia Bogota
OBELO Misia

Authentic, everyday Colombian food with a focus on local ingredients is what Misia is all about. A great spot for all day brunch in Chapinero. Like most traditional Colombian breakfasts, their combos start with a fruit plate followed by a hearty combo of arepas and eggs.

OBELO Misia Arepa Huevo
OBELO Misia
OBELO Misia Arepa Chorizo
OBELO Misia
OBELO Misia
OBELO MIsia

Make sure to ask about their house made ajis, a variety of pickled roots and veggies. You can buy a bottle of your favorite right there in the restaurant.

Misia Aji
 

Misia · Bogotá · Website · Directions