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Mini Mal

#15 of 2,009 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Chapinero
As featured in One Day in Bogota and 1 other guide
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Transversal 4BIS # 57-52 | Carretera 4A, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3475464
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Today
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 19:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
Thu 19:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mini Mal was a great restaurant! I was with a very mixed group of people totallying 12. The service was amazing and the food was second to none. The only thing that I would say is a negative to this place is how hidden it was. A couple in our group tried to search out the restaurant one day previous... More 

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Thank Bluekrypton
Ridgefield, CT
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144 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A funky, hip restaurant in Bogota. I had the quinoa salad and my husband had the fish for dinner. We had the squid for dinner as an appetizer as well. Great service. Charming ambiance.

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Thank DandMRidgefield_CT
Eugene, Oregon
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly service and in a lovely neighborhood of Chapinero Alto. Innovative and well executed menu, complete with delicious cocktails. Highly recommend!

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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a little hidden gem. The food is very tasty with innovative recipies for old time dishes and new ideas of how to combine the ingredients. The atmosphere was great and the service, even if a bit slow, was very nice. Is is also noteworthy that they have very good vegetarian dishes

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Hertfordshire
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165 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of choice for us vegetarians. Lovely staff and good atmosphere. Very popular with tourists - and pretty hard to find! We failed totally the first time. It's almost hidden up a flight of steps.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to try the Pacific cuisine of Colombia. Very nice interior design, a house turned into restaurant. Excellent service and very helpful tips made the dinner experience even better. Not that expensive at all. Got the granadilla and guanabana juices both of which were amazing. No wines here unfortunately, only cocktails and beers. Would def come back here again... More 

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Pretoria
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This restaurant excels in preparing dishes with very well thought through local content and local creativity. We had a sumptuous meal starting with the cocktail based on Viche (a local brew from the Pacific). Two starters were outstanding including Tumaco (crab and plantain) and Tigre's Colorados (shrimp). On the main courses many good choices, I highlight two that we really... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here: awesome food, perfect service, very friendly and competent staff (Fabi). As it was so hard to decide for a dish (everything sounded so great), we asked for some recommendations and they appeared to be delicious. We had: arullos, pork rips cooked in dark beer, fish (catch of the day), chocolate cake. We had the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

More than the food itself, which was excellent, Mini Mal excels at the friendliness of the staff and also the super originality of its dishes. Every plate we had had something different, cool and quirky about it. From the ants topping the braised beef, to the basil and tomato on top of our calamari and also the coconut waffles which... More 

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San Mateo, California
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Very atypical southern Colombian food. Great staff. Warm. Very patient with non English speakers. I recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Transversal 4BIS # 57-52 | Carretera 4A, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota>  > Chapinero
  • Neighbourhood: Chapinero
  • Phone Number: +57 1 3475464
Description
This small restaurant is also the base of a design bureau. The fusion food served here is an amazing mix of the most delicious Colombian flavors. Coastal recipes meets traditional fruit desserts, along with some delicacies that are exotic even for the locals. I have lived here for a long time and this place is a revelation.

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