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Sanalejo Cafe Restaurante

#186 of 2,032 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Colombian, Latin, International, Spanish
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Avenida Jimenez N.3-73 | La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
3346171 - 2719045
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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!

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I decided to check out this place over a couple of other restaurants nearby because of the Trip Advisor banner outside. Walking in I was reassured by the attractive, cozy interior. The service was friendly and efficient, and the menu was extensive, as hindsight probably too extensive. I ordered grilled sea bass and for a side dish fried yucca. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We've found the place by accident and decided to have a meal. Fresh regional dishes - delicious, but also a selection of more international options and drinks. The Ajiaco soup was fantastic. However it feels a bit touristic inside, not a spot to meet local people. English menu available.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I went here with my wife as we were looking for a place for a late lunch after visiting nearby Monserrate; I was looking at the TripAdvisor app on my cell and couldn't seem to find much nearby (though that may have been because of a poor data connection) and then we walked past this place and thought it looked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
Colombian, Latin, International, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Jimenez N.3-73 | La Candelaria, Bogota, 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?