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Gaira Cafe

#50 of 1,901 Restaurants in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, South American, Colombian, Spanish, Gastropub
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Cra 13 No 96-11 | Chicó, Bogota 12345, Colombia
+57 1 7462696
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gaira is one of my favorite places to go with friends on a Friday or Saturday night! To do it right, it's best to make a dinner reservation around 7/8pm (make sure to specify dinner, or the reservation might be for standing/ dancing). Once you get a good table, enjoy dinner, start drinking your cocktails or getting bottles of aguardiente...... More 

Thank Adelaida S
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my time here. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Thanks for waiting on me Jose! The English was appreciated. Not cheap, but definitely nice !!!

Thank Jerry T
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Gaira for the first time on Thursday night with 6 friends, and what an amazing place. It will probably be my favourite place in the city of Bogota. The restaurant is themed, much like Andres Carne de Res, and consists of three levels (four, however the fourth seemed to be under construction). The restaurant has great music, an... More 

1 Thank Bicks_medellin
Springfield, Illinois
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813 reviews
522 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is Carlos Vives the famous Colombian singer's answer to Hard Rock Cafe. Excellent place for dinner, music and live music to dance

Thank Clevlander
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This restaurant is owned by pop star Carlos Vives, and is like a Colombian Hard-Rock Cafe. The place is decorated with photos and souvenirs from Colombian singers and musicians, although the majority of these seem to relate to Carlos himself. The restaurant is not in a particularly central part of Bogota, but worth visiting. For tourists, it would give a... More 

Thank MikeP9111
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We went to a wedding party... service was terrible, didn't respect the table reservation, waitress was very rude... extremely expensive.... didn't enjoy our time there

1 Thank Diego R
Bogota, Colombia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Emblematic, must go place in Bogota to enjoy local live music and excellent DJs. Music includes mostly Carlos Vives (owner) famous songs. Wanna dance all night? This is the place! The food is excellent! Perfect match for enjoy a great night! Notice that there is a cover (fee to access) per person and it is better to arrive before 7... More 

1 Thank Olga C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Good food, ambiance, reasonable prices for a great experience. We sat outdoors , bad idea ! They closed the blinds when the live music started. The coconut lemonade is delicious ! If you want to avoid the crowd go on a Sunday mid-afternoon.

2 Thank Marisol Rotger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We went twice during our visit to Bogota. The music show was amazing... Carlos Vives decided to stop by and surprise us with an free hour concert. The food was great. The Chicharrones are to die for. We had a great time. Totally recommended!!!!

2 Thank Paola A
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We chose this as our final dinner in Bogota, knew there would be a show, but WHAT a show it turned out to be! Carlos Vives surprised everyone and was part of the act! That was not the norm, but we could definitely see that the show even without him would have been great on its own (obviously better with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, South American, Colombian, Spanish, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cra 13 No 96-11 | Chicó, Bogota 12345, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bogota
  • Phone Number: +57 1 7462696
Gaira Café Cumbia House is the first local café of memorabilia built in Colombia where costumers do not only enjoy a variety of delicious traditional dishes, but also the best live music in Colombia; you can go and relax after a hard day’s work. Gaira is a temple where classic and contemporary Colombian musicians are worshipped. Visit us, you won’t regret it!

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