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BOGOTA | Andrés DC is the inner city location of Andres Jaramillo’s famed restaurant Andrés Carne de Res. While the original location is located in the northern suburb of Chia, 23km north of central Bogota, this location is much more conveniently located in a trendy shopping mall in Bogota’s upscale shopping district of El Retiro.

While Andrés DC isn’t quite as hedonistic and over the top as the original, it’s still operating at another level compared to your average restaurant when it comes to atmosphere and fit out. Some have described the four storey restaurant as Alice In Wonderland meets Moulin Rouge, others as Tim Burton meets Guillermo del Toro. Think bright lights, neon, loud music and more combining for an over-the-top party that’s a whole lot of fun.

At places like this it can often (correctly) be assumed that the food is overshadowed by the hype of the restaurant but the food at Andrés DC is actually really good. Their signature steaks are fantastic and the original, which shares much of the same menu, cracked the World’s 50 Best Latin American restaurants list in 2017. The menu, which is in Spanish and English, runs for 66 pages and features all sorts of delicious options. From steak to potatoes, empanadas to corn, cheese to chorirzo and more, there’s something for everyone on the menu, even non-meat eaters.

Steak is a must, and the Argentinian style salt cured steak which comes served encased in clay (which is how it’s cooked), is outstanding. Other highlights include the mazorca asada y desgranada con queso paipa – grilled sweet corn with paipa cheese, and the tostón con todo – a flat plantain disk topped with cheese, beef mince, pork rinds, and mushrooms. Our advice – grab enough steak for your table and whatever sides sound interesting to you.

For drinks, there’s a huge selection on offer with something to suit everyone. The cocktails are delicious and large, served in elaborately decorated mugs, and jugs of sangria are always a good idea for the table. Try the Lulazo Smirnoff – a mug of Smirnoff vodka combined with nieve de limon (lemon snow), pulpa de lulo (lulo pulp), and syrup. There’s also a great selection of juices and other non-alcoholic drinks.

By Colombian standards, Andrés DC isn’t a cheap restaurant, but compared to what you’d pay for similar food and drinks of this quality in a Western country, it’s well priced. We never made it to the original, and by all accounts that’s the one to go to if you can, but if you cannot make it out to Chia, you’ll certainly have an awesome experience at Andrés DC. And if you’re visiting from overseas or it’s someone’s birthday, do make sure your waiter is notified – we won’t tell you what happens next.

Andrés DC

Calle 82 #12-21
Bogotá
Colombia

Telephone: +57 1 8612233
E-mail: n/a
Website

Open
Sun: 12:00pm to 12:00am
Mon – Wed: 12:00pm to 1:00am
Thu – Sat: 12:00pm to 3:00am

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Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.

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