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El Arca

#1,394 of 2,944 Restaurants in Bogota
$$ - $$$Latin,
Calle 118 #5-03 - Usaquen, Bogota 111166, Colombia
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible18%
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“patacones” (2 reviews)
“juice” (2 reviews)
“valle” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Colombian
$$ - $$$
Calle 118 #5-03 - Usaquen, Bogota 111166, Colombia
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Beverages are very tasty. Traditional drinks/ juices from Valle del Cauca, Cali area from Colombia. Next, the main menu with Patacones (salty and sweet) are very tasty and you can pick one or the other with almost any dish to your liking. Staff is polite...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AndyServ
Reviewed October 21, 2016

If you are a meet lover, I recommend the 'Lomo al Trapo' which is fantastic, otherwise any of the platain dishes are incredibles. A must have is the 'Lulada'! is the best juice is the world, if you like sour fruits.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank nati_s04
Reviewed May 2, 2016

It was pretty good I think. I wasn't crazy about it, I would say it was good. Well, you will leave full ;) Restaurant looks like a cheap dinner, I don't remember the prices as it was the first day in Bogota. It was recommended...More

Date of visit: February 2016
1  Thank Julia N
Reviewed December 2, 2015

We loved it so much that we had to go back once more before leaving Colombia. Everything was good, the empanaditas, the trancas, pascuals, ohh and the jugo de lulo, just delicious! oh and service is great as well!

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank DFeb
Reviewed September 30, 2015

If you like to try new and tasty stuff this is a great place for you. Perfect place for a good dinner and a nice talk with friends. It's location would let you not just eat and leave but walk around usaquen park which is...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank Luis C
Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

I had the empanaditas for starter and the "patacon con pollo, carne desmechada y ahogao". Let me tell you I did not ask for desert. Both the starter and the main were cold or not uniformly warm, as if from the micro wave. Whatever empanadas...More

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank tommy78
Reviewed January 22, 2015

We visited this nice place due to their "Luladas", which is primarily a small orange colored delicious sour and sweet fruit! They put chunks of it with ice! The menu offers a variety of plates. I chose this Petacon BURGER, which was ok, not the...More

Date of visit: January 2015
Thank Carlian R
Reviewed November 20, 2014

This place had some of the best Maracuya juice I had in Bogota, along with a great cappucino. Definitely recommend any of the dishes served over plaintains sliced and stuffed with cheese.

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank markC07302
Reviewed February 21, 2014

If you like plantains (patacones/tostones) this place is worthwhile visiting. They offer thinly-sliced green plantains with a few options (salsa, suero, avocado?) to dip them into. Loved my dish, which was another green plantain with beef and salsa.

Date of visit: January 2014
Thank Ana M
Reviewed November 24, 2013

This place has traditional Cali style food. It is amazing. Very authentic. Prices are pretty cheap for the amount of food you receive. The service is pretty good, as good as you can expect. Overall this place is worth a shot.

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank The_Exec_Backpacker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Latin, Colombian
Lunch, After-hours
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 118 #5-03 - Usaquen, Bogota 111166, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: 2133272
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