Didem Doğan

La Puerta Falsa: the oldest restaurant of Bogotá

As you walk down the Colon Theatre, before you reach the Bolivar Square, you will find this little place at the right hand side of the street. Always a queue on its door, it’s so tiny you’ll need to wait a bit to taste some of the traditional foods of Colombia. The menu is quite brief: tamal is a rice-chicken meal inside the banana leaves, ajiaco is a big soup with chicken, and finally the full chocolate menu which is hot chocolate served with two butter breads and a slice of cheese, you put the cheese in hot chocolate and wait it to be melted, quite delicious. Indeed, in Bogota streets you’ll find many things to taste, the sliced fruits- watermelon, green and yellow mangos; the oblea, a thin circle shape sweet with jam, the arepa-pancake like pastry. Enjoy!