El Patio is a quaint, cozy restaurant situated in traditional neighborhood of La Candelaria in the city center. It specializes in Italian food and is frequented by the elite Bogotanos. The romantic restaurant offers delightful Mediterranean cuisine with innovative intricacies for a pleasant surprise. The bohemian atmosphere is perfect for intimate conversations and date-nights. Personalized service offered by an efficient staff makes dining here a pleasure.
La Fragata is on the top floor of the World Trade Center and is one of the best places in town for seafood. The interior decor has a nautical theme. The selection of dishes is interesting and varied, and includes the house specialty, Cazuela de Mariscos. A major feature of this restaurant is its rotating floor, from which guests can enjoy an unrivalled panoramic view of Bogotá.
Casa San Isidro was established near the church of Monserratte. The architecture and the decor are of a classic style. The restaurant dates back to 1928 when members of the government, artists, and wealthy executives would come here to eat. You can enjoy five types of meat, conger eel, sole, and salmon, which can all be accompanied by the best French wines.
Pesquera Jaramillo is one of the oldest restaurant in the city. It has been operating for 70 years. It has received the 'Arco de Europa' and 'Estrella de Oro' award for its cuisine. The fish and seafood are imported from 16 countries around the world, such as Chile, Canada, Japan and Norway. The ambience and decor are informal. The walls, tables and chairs are painted blue, green and white. Ty the sensational Sea Eel Fillet (Chile), Perch fillet with chilli pepper or tarragon (Spain), Cantabrian prawns with Galician seafood, and live lobsters from Colombia and Canada.
This café is one of the most colorful and happening joints in Bogota. The place has a reputation for serving some of the most exotic cocktails. Everything from the ingredients to the presentation of the drinks is exemplary. Some of the special drinks served are Guaya Shamua, a drink with seven liquors and mandarin juice, and Cueva de Morgan (Morgan's Cave) comprising of five liquors, melon juice and juice from the exotic maracuya fruit. The café also specializes in original coffee and exquisite liquor mixes. Shamua Especial, a mix of brandy, cream and vanilla, the Angel's Kiss with liquor, cream and milk are few of the famous concoctions. The décor is full of bright yellows, fuchsias and blues that make the atmosphere lively and energetic.
On the second floor of the El Dorado International Airport, is Cafe Don Pedro, which serves only the finest Colombian coffee. Located close to the international gate, it is ideal for a quick cup of coffee before boarding. They even sell coffee beans, which make a perfect Colombian gift. Their other goodies, which include cookies, cakes and pastries, are also worth a try.
Launched in 2013, Casa Santamaría is a shopping destination for women, an art gallery and a coffee shop rolled into one. Not only can women buy stylish clothing and accessories from designers like Ana Lavarde, Diana Cepeda and Loopzu but a range of contemporary artworks by local artists can also be found here. While you are shopping their fabulous collection, the store owners also ensure that your batteries are recharged with a range of refreshing coffees and other light beverages on offer. For those who are in the mood for a memorable time out, then heading to Casa Santamaría can certainly be rewarding.