El Chato

Bogotá, Colombia

50Best Accolades
  • No.2 Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2023
  • No.33 The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2023

Seasonal, unusual and forgotten Colombian ingredients make the cut at this hip venue – the highest new entry on 2018’s Latin America’s 50 Best list – in bohemian Chapinero Alto. The two-storey space is intimate and bustling, with a the moodily lit dining room on the ground floor and the open kitchen, spice library and chef’s table up top. Alvaro Clavijo, who has returned to his homeland after stints in some of the best kitchens in Europe and North America, takes classic, local dishes and throws in twists: think chicken hearts, young potatoes, egg yolk and sorrel or a mushroom tartare. For dessert, beg waiting staff to bring you the off-menu avocado soufflé.

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Calle 65 #4-76, Chapinero, Bogotá, 110231