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“A pleasant experience”

Sanalejo Cafe Restaurante
Ranked #189 of 2,858 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Colombian, International
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 15 December 2013

My friend and I stumbled upon this restaurant when wondering around La Candelaria and were pleasantly surprised. We were given the table closest to the fire which was excellent, as it was a bit chilly outside! As we were on a tight budget, we opted for the mixed grill for 2. A large platter stacked with a variety of meats and sausages was brought out which was delicious. The service really was excellent, with the waiters making conversation with us in English.

It doesn't look much from outside but it is definitely worth a visit.

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1  Thank Dougie H
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Very nice and cozy small small restaurant with a great fireplace that, believe me, in rainy season it is highly appreciated !!! The food is very good and typical from the region

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Wonderful food. Very nice atmosphere. We ordered three different dishes to share. Half bottle of Chilean wine. Then we just had to try an unknown, to us, dessert. Called for the bill, paid with a credit card, and left overfed, which is easy to do. Down the stairs, out on the street. The waiter chased us down the street, saying that we had not paid for the dessert. (was left off the bill). Went back and paid the equivalent of $4.00. The owner had made the waiter chase us down. I said in my perfect English, that was not good management style. Felt sorry for the waiter, and disappointed with management. Converted a pleasant experience into an unpleasant one.

1  Thank Gcruik
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Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

The fire place is a big draw - a real bonus on chill days/evening. The decor will keep you transfixed for many minutes as you try and figure out just what the common theme is (and what done some of the things hanging from the walls actually are).

Once you've settled in you'll love the food and very attentive service. It's a little pricy with most meals over 20k (we're travelling on a tight budget) but was worth it - we both had pork chops which were cooked perfectly.

It doesn't look like much from the outside (like many places in Bogota) but definitely worth going in.

Thank steveslaw
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We had a 6-hour layover in Bogota, so we asked a taxi driver to take us into town. When we got there, he pointed out this and a few other restaurants. We chose this one and we're glad we did. We were there pretty early, so it was basically just us. The waiters were very friendly and chatted with us when we asked questions. The food was also very good. We all seemed to end up ordering some variation of a plate with a cheesy cream sauce, strangely enough, but they were all good. I'm sure there are many other restaurants around so I'm not sure how this one compares, but we definitely liked it.

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Thank CostaRicaOutsider
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