A restaurant-cum-nightclub-cum-wonderland, Andrés Carne de Res has been a prime destination for diners, drinkers and party-goers since its opening in 1982. Located about an hour’s drive from Bogotá city, the destination run by Andrés Jaramillo is a maze of dining areas, dance floors and kitchens, filled with glittering lights, over-the-top outfits and quirky characters. It’s the place to come with a group of friends to enjoy a feast alongside excellent cocktails and a non-stop-party atmosphere.
Imagine any type of cuisine and you’ll probably find it on the menu here – there are more than 30 different steaks as well as eclectic Latin American offerings like ceviches, arepas and empanadas. It also caters for kids, with colouring kits, toys and even a climbing wall. Over the years, the group has expanded with smaller (but still huge) sites in the capital, Medellín and Cartagena, but it’s well-worth the trip to visit the original in Chía. Open now for almost 40 years and with no sign of toning down the fun, Andrés Carne de Res is a vital part of the Colombian gastronomic and party scene.