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Restaurante El Tambor

€€ - €€€Barbecue,
Km 12 Via Bogota, La Calera, Colombia
+57 1 3779220
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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12:00 - 17:00All hours
Barbecue, Colombian
€€ - €€€
Km 12 Via Bogota, La Calera, Colombia
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good, we had the combination with everything 😲 The experience of sharing from the large basket was so fun and loved the outdoor seating.

Thank Kelli G
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I love it good food cheap price delicious 100 % recommend original country side Colombia food beautiful view just ask the hotel how to get there

Thank Alberto N
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a favorite hangout for everyone from Bogota. You must go on sunny days as the majority of best eating spots are outside, on huge tree trunk seats and tables. The food is typical Colombian BBQ, not for vegans, although their veggie dishes are...More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 31 March 2017

El Tambor is located at La Calera - time to arrive there depends on where are you located in Bogota - we were located at El Chico, so our drive was only 30 minutes. This is the perfect place to share with your family and...More

Thank Martha2010
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This place is pretty popular, and for good reason. You stand in line for a couple of minutes, order a variety of grilled Colombian-style meats for your entire party, then order your drinks separately, and minutes later you get a giant basket full of tasty...More

Thank Pablo C
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Just outside Bogota, a family friendly place for BBQ. The food is very good. We had the 99.000 feed four special which was great. Recommended.

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

If you want to share with family and friends near to Bogotá in a country place. El Tambor it's the place. The service is fast and the personal is nice. You can taste the different flavors in Colombia "la picada" is a combination of mazorca...More

Thank TELLY93
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The risk of having your car scratched is gigantic, if it rains it's a swamp, getting a table is impossible so you have to eat standing up and the food is mediocre at best. Further, patrons are quite scary.

1  Thank Kamil H
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We went to El Tambor to have lunch. The terraces look out on the mountains and are very cosy thanks to music and other people enjoying the food. Food itself is good.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Going to El Tambor is certainly an experience. A good break from Bogota's pollution, surrounded by emerald green gardens. The concept is innovative, serving family style fried fare/street food, nicely presented in a basket. The food itself is not amazing, but well worth the trip...More

Thank L S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Barbecue, Colombian
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Km 12 Via Bogota, La Calera, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Cundinamarca Department  >  La Calera
  • Phone Number: +57 1 3779220
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El Tambor offers typical Colombian cuisine a few kilometers outside of Bogotá. This is good place to go on a sunny weekend and breath some fresh air. After 10 years in their original location they are opening a new location, also outside of Bogotá. Their "arepas de chócolo" are great and their grilled meats are good enough.
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