BOGOTÁ OPENINGS AND NEWS

You will find the best wood-fired pizza, international cuisine classics, the best burger made from crispy suckling pig, European bread with decent crusts, sour dough and a new place that worships chocolate.

Búfala Blanca pizzeria

This multicultural space, set in a traditional house in La Soledad, opened its doors at the end of last year to connoisseurs and lovers of art, culture and, of course, traditional Italian cuisine.

They managed to create a style of pizza and unique dishes with traditional flavors, prepared in a wood oven that enhances the quality of the products. The Búfala Blanca pizza, with a mix of buffalo mozzarella, stracciatella and blue cheeses, along with caramelized pears and pistachios, is unmissable.

It’s also a good chance to listen to local artists, and even run into incredible events that are open to the public, showing the diversity of the neighborhood and the city. What are you waiting for?

La Soledad, Calle 39 No. 20-26
+57 1 771 0370 / (+57) 318 713 0541

 

Kampai Asian Bistro

Kampai is a simple bistro, serving delicious, good quality food at affordable prices. It brings an added value that is hard to find in the city: they fuse western dishes with Asian flavors; hence its name, Asian Bistro.

The result? Shocking, surprising and explosive flavors, perfect for diners looking for different and creative alternatives in Bogotá. Its concept combines French techniques with Asian dishes. We recommend you try one of their signature creations: the Kampai Maki, made of kanikama (crab sticks), ponzu mayonnaise, avocado, crispy carrot, coriander and a secret house sauce. Don’t miss the hamburger and the wings ­– incredibly crispy. Their tempura ice cream always surprises, as does their Tokyo Mule cocktail. In their small but varied menu, you will also find the likes of vegetarian sushi and pizza.

You can find their new premises on Calle 90 with Carrera 13. The pleasant environment is also pet- friendly.

Zona G, Calle 69 No. 4-65
Parque El Virrey, Calle 90 No. 13A-15

+57 1 310 9669

 

Kokoa & Co.

Kokoa & Co. seeks to innovate and tap into the cult of Colombian chocolate. That’s why you can find savory and sweet dishes, all with a touch of cacao, always present in some form. You will find the original savory waffles among their top dishes like pandebono with egg. The newest items on the menu are the ropa vieja with plantain, shredded meat, avocado and a house sauce. The sweet waffles, along with the carrot cake, red velvet and churros, are also not-to-be-missed.

In Kokoa & Co. you will also find the perfect atmosphere to enjoy wonderful smoothies and bowls, in addition to pasta made of cocoa and salads. For dessert, there are incredible marshmallow brownies or cookie dough cookies. To drink, you will fall in love with their grape and chocolate juice.

Zona Rosa, Calle 82 No. 8-75
+57 1 4750 666

 

La Pinta restaurante

Bogotá needs a place that combines good food, good drinks and la fiesta – aka a good party. La Pinta brings these three experiences together: find the best Spanish and Mediterranean food in an incomparable environment along with the best music, without having to move to another place if you want a drink or are in the mood to party.

There are dishes that will make you ‘freak out’ on the menu, such as the crispy suckling pig burger and fried eggs with sautéed octopus and the beetroot fideua with pork belly; as well as vegan, vegetarian and international dishes to meet the expectations of all types of diners.

If you are looking for cocktails and fiesta, we recommend two of their signature cocktails, the Lulo Jalapeño with vodka and the Mezcal Mule with pineapple and ginger.

Chapinero Alto, Calle 56 No. 4A-15
(+57)  320 403 2326

 

Le Pain Quotidien

If you love rustic European breads with good crusts and firm slices, we have some good news for you: Le Pain Quotidien has arrived in Bogotá to stay. Founded by the Belgian baker, Alain Coumont, this bakery offers fantastic breads, freshly baked every day. This passionate baker bases his recipes on his childhood memories and we are sure the smells will take you back too.

Their ‘back-to-basics’ concept is clear the minute you walk through the doors at their Parque de la 93 bakery. It is about simplicity, elegance and quality, not only in the food, but also in the service and the atmosphere. It is an authentic space that invites people to share the experience. In the words of Chef Coumont: “Bread not only nourishes the body, but also the soul. Bread is best shared at the table, to be enjoyed among friends”.

Parque de la 93, Calle 93A No. 12-35
(+570 300 890 8343
www.lepainquotidien.com