Between the Andes mountains and Colombian architect Rogelio Salmona’s bullring sits Bogotá barrio La Macarena. Ten years ago, this neighborhood was off limits, but now it’s saturated with bohemian charm and eclectic cuisine. La Macarena is the trailblazer of the foodie scene in Bogotá, a city quickly turning into one of South America’s leading foodie destinations. These ten restaurants display the delectable palate of barrio La Macarena.
ChibChombia is adorned with patriotic Colombian decor and offers typical meals such as changua (milk broth with chives and an egg), arepa con huevo (fried egg inside a corn cake), caldo de costillo (broth with a short rib) and hot chocolate served with cheese and sweet bread. Soups and hot drinks are common in Bogotá as the city’s altitude climbs to a chilly 8,612 feet. Colombian artifacts line the walls of ChibChombia, while wool-woven tapestries lie on tables surrounded by exposed wooden beams and thick stucco walls, all encompassed by a traditional Spanish Colonial building.
ChibChombia Carrera 4A, Bogotá, Colombia, +57 1318 5325132