Bogota is a city full of treasures awating to be discovered and its gastronomy is one of them. During your trip we recommend you to visit the farmers markets, you’ll be surprised by the variety of herbs and tropical fruits. One dish that you should definitely try is the ajiaco. Some of the best places to try this dish are the marketplaces such as Perseverancia, Fontibon, 12 de Octubre and Concordia, which have become tourist attractions in the city.
In this article you’ll find the best places to enjoy the gastronomy of the city.
1. La Zona G
Zone G is how called the gastronomic area between the fourth and seventh races and streets 69-72. It’s the fancy area of the Chapinero district, where design, excellent service and haute cuisine dominate in houses converted into gourmet rooms. Some of Colombia’s most famous chefs have their restaurants in this neighborhood. Some of them are Juan Manuel Barrientos and the Rausch brothers, Jorge and Mark.
2. La Macarena
The Macarena neighborhood, located on the slopes of the eastern hills, is a gastronomic and artistic epicenter of the city. Since its foundation in the middle of the 20th century, it’s been a place of residence for artists, actors, writers and students. In the neighborhood is located the International Center, a hotel, residential and commercial complex located next to historic buildings such as the National Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (Mambo) and the Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Theater.
3. La Candelaria
The origin of the city dates back to the 16th century and the history of Colombia was built in La Candelaria main square, today’s Plaza de Bolivar. Among eaves, colors and colonial balconies you’ll find museums, theaters, cafes, restaurants and cultural centers. La Candelaria district is a lively tourist scene that hosts restaurants offering a variety of typical cuisines from Bogota and other regions of the country.
4. El parque de la 93
This is a park that’s an incredible gastronomic and leisure offer, such as its nightclubs that are usually opened from Thursday to Saturday. Here you can enjoy Colombian, Mediterranean or Asian food, but also street food offerings like hamburgers, Peruvian sandwiches or ice cream parlors.
5. Quinta Camacho
Walking through the streets of Quinta Camacho is like taking a short stroll through a London neighborhood. Houses with front gardens, English-style pitched roofs and tree-lined sidewalks are home to restaurants serving casual or upscale cuisine.