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Restaurante El Gato Gris

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Carrera 1 A No 12B - 12 | Barrio La Candelaria, Bogota 1, Colombia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice & charming bar / restaurant with great music and very good food - perfect athmosphere for a small break in the centrum of Bogota.

Thank Silvia M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been there twice! Good food with good beers and live music. Once on the roof and once inside! Nice place with nice personal and good quality food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Siting on the roof deck next to the fireplace. Adequate service, nice music, good food... Authentic place suggested by the hotel night receptionist. All you need to make your night out despite of the noisy neighborhood.

Thank Mpgsky
Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This restaurant is situated near the birthplace of Bogotá, El Chorro. If you are tired of sitting in the sun, drinking beers and enjoying the student-like atmosphere...this is the place to get some really good food. I was here with two friends and we all had an amazing steak. The interior of the restaurant is nice and peaceful and if... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We enjoyed a very fine meal with great Lulo cocktails into this charming busy place with musicians. The food was savoury perfectly seasoned and the side dishes as well.

Thank buzyabeille
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a quick lunch in this quirky restaurant in the heart of Candelaria. Everyone enjoyed their food and I was introduced to hot chocolate with cheese!

Thank AuntieSue C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk in they treat you like you are special ! Very interesting decor / space in a great location! I had a mint lemonade drink that was fantastic! We will visit again when in bogota!!

Thank pammy c
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Having quite high expectatipns, I was really unsatisfied with the food here. The house in itself is really nice, and the waiters were nice, but the quality of the food was poor.

Thank Halvard R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We ate dinner here twice whilst in Bogota and both times had a fantastic experience. The restaurant is beautiful with small quaint rooms and live music. The food was exceptional and portions were very generous. Delicious steak mignon and seafood delicious. The perfect place to eat out in the evening in La Candelaria.

Thank Nikki F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

My husband and I were staying at a hostel right around the corner and found this place to be consistently good every time. We went almost once a day for 6 days, trying almost everything on the menu. I loved it there! Very nice atmosphere, live music, helpful staff, yummy food. Worth a visit for sure if you are in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
South American, Cajun & Creole
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 1 A No 12B - 12 | Barrio La Candelaria, Bogota 1, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: +(57)3421716
The Gato Gris comes from a story that long ago, a beautiful woman used to sit on the balcony of her house (which is now the restaurant), petting a gray cat on her lap. A passing paramour fell in love with her so her husband moved them away, and people never heard from them again. Only the gray cat remained, wandering around the roof of the house. music live all day 8 pm atmosphere is bohemian.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?