Crepes and Waffles: best crepes and ice creams in the world at a great price
Canoa: sushi deliciosoooooo!!
Balzac: upscale French
Central Cevichería: best Colombian food, ask for the pescado frito or the ceviche, reasonable price
Pravda: best martinis in the city, one should be enough to get the night started right….
Little Indian: best gin tonics in town
Monserrate: go during the day for the best views
Museo del Oro: very well taken care of and organized
Parque el Virrey: fancy for sunday afternoon promenades, see and be seen
Close to Bogotá:
Go to Andrés Carne de Res in CHÍA, must ask for the chicharrones, patacones con todo y lomo de res con un mandarino con vodka. Best to arrive around noon since it´s approximately 40 mins from Bogotá, stay for lunch and spend the rest of the day sipping some guaro.
Andino, Atlantis and Retiro – the three best shopping centers in town – all in the same proximity and the area is safe to walk around
- Do not ask for a taxi randomly on the street. Go for UBER or ask for the hotel to request one.
- Do not take your cell phone out in public (in the street) to speak, text, whatever, not safe.
- When ordering the check they will ask if you want to add service, say yes and you will pay 10%, no need to leave any additional tips.
- Shopping is somewhat expensive so you might want to spend your cash shopping elsewhere, don´t plan on shopping for this trip…only if looking for Emeralds.
- Bogotá is 9000 feet above sea level. The nights are cold! Even though you are on the equator, you can wear a sweater or put on your business suit and never feel uncomfortable.