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Merlin Restaurant Gallery

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Carrera 2 No.12-84, Bogota 001, Colombia
284-9707
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We ended up in this restaurant as we were staying in a hostel close by and wanted to eat somewhere locally. We were lured in by the fire - it was a cold evening in Bogotá - and didn't actually know what they served until we had sat down. It was a surprise to discover they specialised in mushroom. That... More 

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Gurabo, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The place for mushroom lovers. Limited options but every dish we tried was delicious. A very good option late night in Candelaria.

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Thank Angel V
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

A lovely small restaurant specialising in meat and mushrooms. We probably would've had a better choice if we understood the menu more fully, as we don't speak Spanish! Given this difficulty, we still managed to communicate and we had a fabulous meal.

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Thank missustravellor
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

This place was terrible. The food was OK, but the service was terrible. Our server was rude. We asked about the fondue and our server failed to check or mention that it was out until well after we had ordered. 5 of the other things we tried to order they were out of as well. Finally we ordered the pesto... More 

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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

A bit expensive for the what you get but the food was hearty and tasty. It was quiet when we went (Monday night) but I imagine when full that it would have a great atmosphere

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Thank Edmund J
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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150 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

After being tempted in by the initial free tasting of the mushrooms. You find it a dark restaurant, hard to read the menu. The natural lemonade is quite special and worth ordering just to see what happens. The food come on a sort of Swiss candle fondu style. So always keeping the food warm. Food was lovely. There was a... More 

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wiltshire
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400 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

some of the nicest food i had in Candelaria and we were here for a while! The restaurant is split into two halves. One side is very dark with just candles to see by, other side is regular so you don't have to sit in a romantic setting if you are with your mates! They had a nice fire going... More 

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Thank roamingjode
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

The interior of this restaurant is quite seductive however the food does not live up to the promise after first walk in. The service provided is of a high standard. The food however well presented is just quite bland.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

We were lured into this place by its twinkly candlelit tables and quirky decor. Once inside we realised it is not only Merlin-the-magician themed (think dragon ornaments and odd 'sorcery' knick-knacks) but the menu is based almost entirely around mushrooms (not sure if this is intended to be linked to the Merlin thing - was Merlin into mushrooms?). So far,... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Friendly service, unique atmosphere, quirky neighbourhood and a delicious meal! Staff struggled with English but ensured all orders were correct and tried their best to communicate. Very funky décor and live music on weekend evenings.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 2 No.12-84, Bogota 001, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: 284-9707

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