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Bogotá

The Heart of the Andes

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What to eat in Bogotá

 

Pastries such as almojábanas and pandeyucas, ajiaco (a traditional highlands soup), and fried or grilled pork are some of the unique flavors of the region.

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Ajiaco is a potato soup that dates back to pre-Columbian culture, but eventually began to incorporate European ingredients. Chocolate and cheese are also on the menu in Bogotá.

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    Buñuelos, round cornmeal and cheese fritters, are traditionally eaten around Christmastime.

    Buñuelos
    New Year’s fritters
  • A clear example of Spanish heritage in Bogotá is cheese melting in a pot of hot chocolate. 

    Chocolate and cheese
    A sweet way to warm up
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    Changua is a broth that contains eggs, milk, cilantro, and onions. Rice is often added.

    Changua
    A traditional egg-based broth
  • Fritanga

    Photo by: Rudolf © Intermedio Editores SAS.

     

    Chorizo, morcilla, chicharrón (pork crackling), sausage, potatoes, plantains, and pork ribs are some of the ingredients in a fritanga or picada.

    Fritanga
    Popular fried food

WHERE TO EAT?

Bogotá is a major dining destination thanks to the variety of haute cuisine restaurants offering both Colombian and international food.