Andres Carne de Res opened back in 1982 and has become such an institution that no trip to Bogota is complete without a visit to this infamous restaurant. Located in the outskirts of Bogota this restaurant has a legendary reputation – not just for the food, drink and service but also for the eclectic décor and electric atmosphere.
It has a very large premises and serves a huge number of covers daily (from its 14 kitchens) – all testament to its popularity. It is likely to be some of the best food you will have in Colombia, especially the meat (clue is in the name…) And also some of the best cocktails you are likely to sample as well!
Andres Carne de Res makes great place for a celebration - providing just the right sort of atmosphere for a good party, something Colombians know a great deal about. It seems that the vast majority of the wait staff are young, good looking and very affable. They will bend over backwards to make sure you have a great time.
The large, several stories building is jammed full and not just with people but with stuff, everywhere, in every nook and cranny and on every available wall space. Stuff made of all types of different stuff – some recycled some second hand but just lots of everything, everywhere.
There is nowhere else like it – it is an absolute must-see and must-experience place! It is also more than a restaurant – it is a bar, a club and an entertainment venue. Everywhere you look there is something to feast your eyes on, random characters wonder around adding to all the fun and unexpectedness of it all.
The menu is over 20 pages long so sometimes it’s just better to ask for some recommendations from the very knowledgeable (and did I mention good looking?) waiters and waitresses. Not the cheapest of Colombian establishments but certainly the one that makes the biggest impression.
Go and see for yourself this amazing restaurant – it won’t disappoint and nor will Colombia. One of the most hospitable countries in the world, it makes a great holiday destination. There is everything to see here – beach, mountain, jungle, countryside and city. And while you are there why don’t you add on a side trip into the stunning Andean coffee growing region where you can stay at a beautiful, old and historic hacienda – have a look at Historic Haciendas for a selection of the best.
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