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Sanalejo Cafe Restaurante

#156 of 2,104 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
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Avenida Jimenez N.3-73 | La Candelaria, Bogota 111711, Colombia
3346171 - 2719045
12:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant downtown Bogotá. They serve typical Colombian food of great taste and quality. The servers are very professional and make valuable suggestions. The decor is unique and creates a very interesting ambiance. The value is great. Highly recommended.

Thank Yarugui L
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

My husband and I were recommended this place by our hotel and we are so thrilled we went for dinner one night. Excellent staff, huge menu with lots of local dishes. Had a warm fire going which created lovely atmosphere. Couldn't recommend highly enough, must go when in Bogota.

Thank Annie C
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Really good Colombian soups, and traditional cuisine in a quirky cool setting. Let down by the waiter prompting for tips before we'd even seen any change, compounded by him ignoring us as we left the the restaurant. Rather than act like a 5 year old if he'd bothered to check we did actually leave a tip! Shame really, as that... More 

Thank Gareth F
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife went tonight and I got to say that we stumbled upon it after getting rejected from Casa Vieja for not having a reservation. They have a two for one drinks but hey have to be the same so if your with your date you can two drinks for the price of one. Food was great we... More 

Thank frycook88
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our guide as serving traditional Colombian food and it was close to our hotel. The place is charming, small rustic and friendly with menus in English. We both ordered the speciality potato soup. It was a little disappointing but very filling. It was supposed to be made from 5 different types of potatoes but... More 

Thank dzirker
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Good location and cheap. But the food was pretty tasteless. So wouldn't recommend it of you are looking for great food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Our favorite meal in six days in Bogotá. The food was good—especially the seafood crepe—the staff professional but personable, and the space itself was a joy to be in. If you're in La Candelaria, I'd prioritize a meal here!

Thank GoeffCdeSavanah
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Full of character. Really nice menu with tasty food. Staff really friendly and made us feel really welcome and recommended some dishes to us which were v good. Will return.

Thank Leavytullamore
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Initially drawn to the 2 for 1 happy hour drinks, then lured in by the super quirky atmosphere (decorated with a universe of mythical creatures like goblins, trolls, elves, fairies, etc.), I stopped by here for an afternoon cocktail. The sanalejo cocktail (which sadly did not qualify for happy hour, but was actually plenty for two) had five liquors (tequila,... More 

Thank Vivien W
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stopped here after the gold museum. We sat in the room to the left of the entrance, which had a wood burning fireplace. Nice on a rainy, cool afternoon. The waiter was very helpful and the food came out at just the right speed. I had the the Colombian seafood stew and it was excellent. I highly recommend this fun... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Colombian, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Jimenez N.3-73 | La Candelaria, Bogota 111711, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: 3346171 - 2719045

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?