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La Puerta Falsa: "typical and simple santafereno food" Bogotá Restaurant Tip by call_me_rhia

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  inside @ la puerta falsa
by call_me_rhia

We had our last lunch at La Puerta Falsa, a tiny traditional eaterie in the Candelaria area. The place is old, small (and crammed) and on two tiny floors, with old wooden tables and benches.
Specialities are chocolate, aguapanela and tamales. The first two, although drinks, come complete with "side-food". La Puerta falsa is open daily from 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m

Favorite Dish: We had a most delicious and huge tamale... so huge that one was enough to fill us both. We also tried their coffee chocolate - intended as a round chunk of chocolate and not as a drink... it was truly heavenly. With a bottle of natural water we paid 6800 COP.

A tamale is a traditional dish consisting of steam-cooked corn dough (masa) with a filling, in our case chicken, ham ad cheese. Usually it is wrapped in plantain leaves for cooking. Yummy.

Address: Calle 11 #6-50
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: La Candelaria, around the corner from the cathedral in Plaza Bolivar
Phone: 1 2865091
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 6, 2008
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