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Bogota Latin Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Latin, Spanish, Colombian, Caribbean, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options
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141 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4426 (St. Johns Place/Lincoln Place)
+1 718-230-3805
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Auburn, Maine, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wandered in for a glass of wine; so glad we decided to stay for our evening meal. Great selections, wonderful service, and excellent meals. Will go back, for sure.

Thank BrettunsVillage
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Latin food but in my opinion the flavors here are just average and the price for a full meal with one drink and dessert could become pricy for the quality you are getting. I ordered a mojito,guacamole, the red snapper fish and the cheesecake dessert. The mojito was delicious. The guacamole was pretty good (although my friend said... More 

Thank E1972
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing little place full of Colombian arts and design in such a way it is very cozy. Service is very good and efficient. The waitress was friendly and fast. The food is fanatic and tasty. The meat is cocked in such a way that it is so tender. I really recommend this rest to all to try.

Thank Ali S
Rockford, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I ate probably 7 different meals at this place and every one was great. One of my favorite dishes ever at any restaurant is their paella. Awesome. Drinks were just OK and I thought expensive but all of my meals were great. Service was always good, although at times slow but it did not matter, the food made up for... More 

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New England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Bogota Latin Bistro has a very large menu of South American food. Everything we tried was good. They offer plantains with many of the menu items. The sauces are particularly good - spicy but not too hot. The service was friendly and efficient. It is very popular & busy even on weeknights.

Thank riny
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I went there after touring a few local breweries. I got the Colombian plate with skirt steak, chicharron, red cabbage, fried egg and some other stuff. It was amazing. I washed it down with red sangria that was really tasty. For dessert, I brought the Tres Leches cake back to my nearby hotel and I am glad I ate that... More 

Thank rhartogs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite Brooklyn restaurants. Their empanadas are great. However, they no longer make the one with bacalao which was their best empanada. The last time I was there they offered a special scallop slider appetizer. Absolutely delicious!! The best scallop dish I've ever had. The Columbian BBQ ribs are a great choice if you like BBQ. Although I... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

LOVE this place. I have loved coming to this restaurant for years and I am THRILLED that they now deliver on seamless. The arepas here can not be beat. I have had the yellow corn arepas with a number of different toppings and they are just to die for. The flavors in the arepa are fantastic: nutty corn flavor with... More 

Thank Jvalliant
Hereford, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Bogota is a fun place in Brooklyn and truly is a Latin bistro, not just Colombian as the name might imply ... interesting menu items from Colombia, Argentina, Brazil. The main danger here is ordering too much. A few arepas as appetizers plus a full dinner was too much so some of it came back home. Everything was well prepared... More 

Thank Liza W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Brought coworkers here after a long work day. we enjoyed their happy hour deals - great libations. Nothing fancy, but great prices. The plantain chips are delicious! They serve them as soon as you sit down. Unfortunately, they charge if you ask for more. However, our server offered them for free? Not sure if she was just saying that, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Latin, Spanish, Colombian, Caribbean, South American, Central American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-4426
    (St. Johns Place/Lincoln Place)
  • Public Transportation: R train to Union Street, 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q & R trains to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street, 2 & 3 trains to Bergen Street, and B & Q trains to 7th Avenue. The B63 bus to 5th Avenue & Douglass Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-230-3805
We are Brooklyn's most popular latin restaurant serving the foods and drinks of Colombia and Latin America. Open till 1 AM Fridays and Saturdays and serving Brunch Saturday and Sunday. Fun, festive environment with a great bar and dining room. We are gay friendly and family / casual. Happy hour all night Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and open for lunch Monday through Friday at 12 noon.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?