On our last night in Colombia, I was determined to try the other restaurant Anthony Bourdain visited while he was in Bogotá called Tábula. It’s northwest of Cerro de Monserrate & just around the corner of the Museo Nacional. Tomás Rueda, the owner & chef, took Bourdain around parts of Colombia, including the very large & famous Sunday Market. We unfortunately didn’t get to visit it, but the weather was not exactly permitting. The restaurant’s decor was visually appealing & their service was excellent. Their food was phenomenal. While there were one or two dishes we weren’t too thrilled about–which were picked randomly–however, that large shank of cow fell right off the bone. Since I ate meat in Bogotá, I had to do it right: don’t forget to eat the marrow.
If you’re ever in Bogotá & you want to go somewhere nice for lunch, Tábula is an absolute must. Vegetarian & pescetarian dishes are available, but the party I traveled was more keen on meat dishes, so I wasn’t about to ruin anyone’s lunch experience. Prices aren’t bad. Considering everything all the dishes we ordered, we walked away paying less than $35 each.