Colombian

Colombian food and Colombian restaurants in Bogotá.

The stone portal of El Portico.

El Portico for lunch in the countryside

During its 46 years, El Portico’s village setting has grown to become a landmark of traditional cooking.

Bogotá museums expand their food offerings

Cultural foods: Two restaurants in Bogotá turn tables in landmark spaces thanks to their take on Colombian cooking.
More than a three potato soup: Ajiaco is a festive dish in Colombian households.

A brief history of Ajiaco

Far more than a simple starch, the potato shaped history and plays a starring role in Bogotá's signature soup: Ajiaco.
Bogota restaurants have great meat selections.

Five Bogotá restaurants for preparing the summer grill

Here some suggestions for enjoying great meat selections in Bogotá with some mine salt on the side.

Chef Alejandro Cuéllar and the edible world

Seedlings, flowers, and everything that can be foraged make up the food canvas of Alejandro Cuéllar, the chef of Canasto and recipient of the Revelation Chef Award in 2014.
Mini-mal restaurant in Bogotá

Mini-mal: food with purpose

Mini-mal restaurant serves up the Pacific, and chef Martinez is committed to the communities of this bio-diverse region.
The coastal town of Santa Marta is living a new gastro boom.

Santa Marta gastro boom

While Santa Marta may be known for beach bars and hotel buffets, the restoration of the old city offers visitors more dining choices.
Tomás Rueda is the chef of two of Bogotá's most innovative restaurants.

Chef Tomás Rueda’s frying pan ‘revolution’

Tomás Rueda is the rocker-turned-chef of two of Bogotá’s most innovative and origin ‘conscious’ restaurants. Eat on!

A recipe for Andean Christmas

Create your own Colombian Christmas tradition using local ingredients and some culinary flair.

Chef Sebastián Pinzón of Celele: “Cooking is a game of the senses”

Having served jurors of San Pellegrino's Young Chef Award a Jurel fish in a sour guayaba broth, chef Sebastián Pinzón of Celele shared his vision of running a seafood kitchen in Cartagena.

A very Colombian Sancocho to charm an Englishman

This country’s favourite stew can be prepared with chicken or fish. As Steve Hide explains, anyone with local ingredients can prepare an authentic sancocho. His recipe is included.
The original Las Margaritas store is a throw back to a very different era in Bogotá. (Photo Provided)

Las Margaritas: serving some of Bogotá’s best empanadas since 1902

With more than a century in business, Las Margaritas serves some of Bogotá's best empanadas and food that reminds of a different era.

Eclectic and enticing dining in Bogotá’s historic La Candelaria

Restaurateur Carlos Ramírez is transforming dilapidated buildings of Bogotá’s historic center into eclectic dining venues.
Chef Tomas Rueda serves Spanish cuisine with Colombian ingredients at Donostia

The ‘Don’ of downtown

Chef Tomás Rueda serves Spanish-inspired cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere at Donostia behind the Museo Nacional.
The dining room at Criterion in Bogotá

Rausch brothers see Bogotá as global foodie destination

Colombia's Rausch brothers regularly top international culinary lists, but they think Bogotá's gourmet gastronomy deserves more recognition.
Tabula restaurant in Bogotá, Colombia

Tabula: simplicity reigns

Tabula's Tomas Rueda believes in using simple ingredients, but the flavors he creates are anything but mundane.