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Mini Mal

) #27 of 2,284 Restaurants in Bogota €€ - €€€ Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
Transversal 4bis # 57-52 | Carretera 4A, Bogota, Colombia
+57 1 3475464
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tiger shrimp” (5 reviews)
“soup” (9 reviews)
“plantains” (9 reviews)
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Transversal 4bis # 57-52 | Carretera 4A, Bogota, Colombia
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1 - 10 of 119 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner on a local friend's recommendation. We didn't have a reservation, but they seated us right away on a busy Saturday night. Everything was delicious! Absolutely everything. Service was a bit slow, but friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Friday night with some friends. I have to say the address is quite difficult to find. The waitress was very cordial and answered all our questions of the the menu. Very innovative food rooted in the gastronomic traditions of the Colombian...More

1  Thank MBosma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to this place several times and ALWAYS had the best service and the same quality standards regarding food. It has the perfect mixture of traditional and modern Colombian. The waiters are always very nice and the food has this comforting taste that makes...More

Thank CarolinaSee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with some friends from the United States and the food was just great! I love how they combine different flavors and make the food such a delightful experience.

Thank Daniela A
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Stumbled upon this place as it was around the corner from where we were staying. After a long flight this was an excellent way to refuel; delicious foods and artisinal drinks, but also great portions. Highly recommend making the trip here if you're staying in...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Enchanting, delightful, unexpected food infusion experience. I had the blow fish- which in my wildest dreams never thought I would ever try-awesome!!

Thank cfitmv
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Mini-Mal was a fabulous experience for us in Bogota. Our waiter was extremely kind and worked with us despite our limited Spanish. We came for lunch, and it was one of our most memorable meals in Bogota. The flavors were superb, with rich, yummy Caribbean...More

Thank clevelander07
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Had read the Lonely Planet recommendation and after 1.5 years in Colombia, was excited to try some more refined/exciting Colombian cuisine. Good ambiance and service, and prices were cheaper than I expected (~$20k entrada, $12k soup, $30k main). However, aside from soup which we enjoyed...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have lived in Bogota for almost a year and this is the most unique restaurant I have experienced. The menu features dishes from the Pacific coast of Colombia and the Amazon that are certainly more flavorful and adventurous than any of the traditional Colombian...More

Thank Maxisme
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Mini Mal was a great restaurant! I was with a very mixed group of people totallying 12. The service was amazing and the food was second to none. The only thing that I would say is a negative to this place is how hidden it...More

1  Thank Bluekrypton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Transversal 4bis # 57-52 | Carretera 4A, Bogota, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota>  > Chapinero
  • Neighbourhood: Chapinero
  • Phone Number: +57 1 3475464
This small restaurant is also the base of a design bureau. The fusion food served here is an amazing mix of the most delicious Colombian flavors. Coastal recipes meets traditional fruit desserts, along with some delicacies that are exotic even for the locals. I have lived here for a long time and this place is a revelation.
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