In the historical town of La Candelaria, there is an abundance of high-quality traditional restaurants which serve amazing cultural food. Don’t be afraid to try something new as La Candelaria is home to many exotic dishes. Viva Air have put together a list of the best restaurants in La Candelaria that serve the best culturally exotic food.

Capital Cocina y Café

Calle 10 2, La Candelaria, Bogotá, D.C., 111711, Colombia.

La Candelaria is the home of this truly magnificent restaurant, the Capital Cocina y Café. It is is second to none when it comes to high quality Columbian food with great quality service. This restaurant is perfect for couples, groups or solo travellers looking to just unwind and eat great food. As soon as you come in the restaurant you will be struck with the modern setting of the iconic restaurant. Top picks include the crispy pork belly and mouth-watering steak. Feel free to talk to staff and the chef about the cultural history of the food and even history about La Candelaria as they are very helpful. The restaurant also provides supreme value for money.

Trip Advisor Rating – 4.5

Google Rating – 4.6


Avenida Carrera 27 3, Los Mártires, Bogotá, D.C., 111411, Colombia.

Ricasole provides a real Bogota dining experience as the little restaurant is perfect to just sit down and enjoy all the wonderful dishes that Ricasole has to offer. Different types of deliciously flavoured meats are available. The restaurant is also famous for its homemade burgers and grilled dishes. This spot is perfect for if you’re on a budget but still want to taste good cultural food of Colombia.

Viva Air Tip: Make sure you taste the traditional Picadas which contains a delicious mix of Colombian favourites; small pieces of sausages, fried meat, potatoes, chicken, and cassava.

Trip Advisor Rating – 4.5

Google Rating – 4.4

Crepes and Waffles

55 Calle 13 4, La Candelaria, Bogotá, 111711, Colombia.

Crepes and Waffles serve a mouth-watering selection of deserts. Originally set up by two university students in 1980 the crepes and waffles chain has spread through Columbian providing the best quality of deserts such as crepes, cakes and ice creams. The interesting fact about this restaurant that makes it stand out is that the company looks to employ local single women or women in difficulty which is a nice touch.

Trip Advisor Rating – 4.5

Viva Air Tip: If the bottom floor is busy you can also go to the second floor. Also, the restaurant also provides main courses so it would be a nice place to have dinner and a treat after.

Pasteleria Florida

Carrera 7 No 20-82, Bogota Colombia.

This place is perfect for breakfast or brunch as there are many pastry and beverage options to enjoy. The restaurant is famous for its delicious almojabana dishes which involves hot chocolate and softly made cheesy bread.

Trip Advisor Rating – 4.0

Google Rating – 4.5


Carrera 3 8, La Candelaria, Bogotá, D.C., 111711, Colombia

Southern Colombian Food has never tasted better in such a historic restaurant situated in the beautiful town on La Candelaria. If you’re looking for traditional food you will find it here. Fulanitos serves really delicious that are affordable and portion sizes are generous. Perfect for dinner time after visiting monuments and buildings of La Candelaria.

Trip Advisor Rating – 4.4

Google Rating – 4.5


12 Calle 10 2, La Candelaria, Bogotá, 111711, Colombia.

The colourful rooms and wonderful atmosphere are the first things you will notice when you step in to Enchiladas. This restaurant provides a perfect fusion of Colombian and Mexican cultures. Make sure to take in the vivid imagery all around the restaurant as it is really a sight to savour. The location is a perfect spot to have a little break from exploring and just relax with your partner or family. Customer Service is always of high quality and staff speak English which is a huge bonus. Make sure to try dishes such as the Tortilla Soup, Enchiladas, and the Fajitas.

Trip Advisor Rating – 4.0

Google Rating – 4.5

San Felipe Candelaria Restaurante
65 Calle 11 2, La Candelaria, Bogotá, D.C., 111711, Colombia.

The San Felipe Candelaria Restaurante is renowned for its incredible decor inside the restaurant with iconic images all over the walls, vivid mosaic patterns on the floor and also an array of sculpted pieces of art. The restaurant serves a range of beautiful traditional Colombian dishes. Prices are relatively reasonable and portions sizes are good. If you want to add to your experience in La Candelaria then the San Felipe Candelaria Restaurante must be added to your bucket list.

Trip Advisor Rating – 4.5

Google Rating – 4.5


98 Carrera 3 12, La Candelaria, Bogotá, 111711, Colombia.

Known as one of the best breakfast places in La Candelaria, the SPQR serves authentic meals that always leave a smile on visitors faces. This restaurant is ideal for breakfast and brunch with its extensive range of unbelievable light filling food. There are also plenty of vegetarian options.

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