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La Despensa de Rafael

Calle 70 A # 9-95, Bogota, Colombia
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulpo” (6 reviews)
“octopus” (11 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, Seafood
Calle 70 A # 9-95, Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The ambience is the best thing about the restaurant, which is situated in a former home. Food is pretty good (I recommend the ceviche), and the bartender makes excellent drinks. Try the house cocktail and see what else they can surprise you with.

Thank Publius-DC
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a must when you visit Bogotá. Excellent Peruvian dishes in a attractive, comfortable setting. Rely on the chef's suggestions of the day. You can't go wrong. And don't forget to drink a pisco sour!

Thank DFM66
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Although I like the informal atmosphere at la Despensa, I would recommend a visitor go make reservations at the main Rafael restaurant a few blocks east. The prices are only slightly higher, but the quality of dishes and preparation are much better.

Thank polka party
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is an excelent restaurant to enjoy Peruvian cuisine in a quiet, attractive setting. The variety of the offer makes you want to try all dishes, so it might be a good idea to share, at least, starters and desserts. Everything I tried was great....More

Thank DFM66
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Food was incredible, a show. Definitely recommend the pulpo and the salmon. You should get lots of "appetizers" cause they're not that; they're heaven. About the wine, we had this Argentinian wine from Mendoza. Worth the price. A Malbec paradise. Lamb was also great. Our...More

Thank Jose Crlos H
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This place came highly recommended by friend and did not disappoint. It is a casual restaurant, but the food is first class!

Thank oli23148
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

It has a very romantic and cozy place! The service is excellent, the portions a adequate, the mixture of flavours and techniques are ideal.

Thank Maria V
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I had been there last December and loved it. I went againg a couple of Sundays ago and what a change! The service was simply bad. The food was bland and has lost the spark of the Peruvian food. The selections of wine by the...More

Thank carlossantistevan
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We went to La Despensa a couple of times in one week, I guess was because of the dessert! The last time we went it was raining cats and dogs in Bogota but we sat outside, the waiters had a hard time keeping the floor...More

Thank Ramen163
Reviewed 11 February 2016

If you want to taste de coisine of Rafael Osterling one of The best chefs in Perú and you don't want to pay a lot go to La Despensa. The food, the Pico Sour and the service are really good.

1  Thank Ligia Lucia T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 70 A # 9-95, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: 00-571-2358891
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