The 18 Essential Bogotá Restaurants

February 28, 2017

Where to find everything from casual arepas joints to exquisite tasting menus

“Many first-time visitors to Bogotá are surprised because they expected a very different city,” says local food writer Liliana López Sorzano. But they’re in for a treat. “Gastronomically speaking, it’s living its best moment, with a boom of yearly restaurant openings.”

Sorzano says Colombia doesn’t have quite as defined a culinary identity as a Peru or a Mexico, but that’s in process. “A lot of the city’s offerings have strong European and American influences,” she says. “However, this has been slowly changing. Today, a new generation of chefs are creating