Bogota, Colombia - photo by Pedro Szekely under CC BY-SA 2.0
Bogota, Colombia - photo by Pedro Szekely under CC BY-SA 2.0

COLOMBIA: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective country. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Colombia for his show, Parts Unknown Season 1 Episode 3 (originally aired April 28, 2013). These are dishes you might want to try as you go through your Colombia itinerary.

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DISH – Orange and Carrot Juice, Arepa and Caldo de Costilla

WHAT IS IT?

Juice made of orange and carrots; Arepa – fried or grilled ground maize dough; Caldo de Costilla – beef short ribs simmered in an oily broth with potatoes, salt and scallions.

WHERE IS IT?

Paloquemao Market
Bogota, Colombia

ANTHONY BOURDAIN COLOMBIA NOTES

In Parts Unknown Colombia, Anthony Bourdain had Caldo de Costilla in a breakfast place tucked away at the back of the fish section of the Paloquemao Market.

DISH – Tamales Bogotano

WHAT IS IT?

Made with chicken and pork belly combined with vegetables, rice and masa, wrapped in a banana leaf, and slow-cooked for hours.

WHERE IS IT?

La Puerta Falsa
Cl. 11 #6-50
Bogotá, Colombia

ANTHONY BOURDAIN COLOMBIA NOTES

According to Anthony Bourdain, La Puerta Falsa “has been serving Chocolate Completo to the politicians of the nearby Plaza Bolivar for a couple of hundred years”.

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DISH – Crab Salad, Pasta Filled with Labneh Cheese, and Osso Busco

WHAT IS IT?

A salad made of crab meat; Thin sheets of pasta filled with Labneh cheese and finished with a chorizo sauce; Osso Busco – beef shank braised overnight with vegetables, wine and broth in a wood-fired oven.

WHERE IS IT?

Tábula
Cl. 29 Bis ## 5 – 90
Bogotá, Colombia

ANTHONY BOURDAIN COLOMBIA NOTES

Located in La Macarena neighborhood of Bogota, Tábula, as Anthony Bourdain describes it, is “defined more by high quality fundamentals than by high concept theories. If there’s a theme here, it’s that ingredients this good and meticulously prepared are the essence of great eating.”

DISH – Picada

WHAT IS IT?

A huge selection of meat and vegetables that can vary from one place to another,

WHERE IS IT?

Social Club Los Amigos
Cl. 49 #23
Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

ANTHONY BOURDAIN COLOMBIA NOTES

Here, Anthony Bourdain had a Picada of fried pork, pork rib, steak, cassava, potatoes, and deep-fried plantains.

DISH – Ceviche de Camarones, Pianga Stew, and Bandeja de Mariscos

WHAT IS IT?

The Cali version of ceviche features cooked shrimp, slathered in ketchup, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce; Pianga Stew has Pianga mollusks in it; Bandeja de Mariscos can include Pilau, red snapper, steamed shrimp, patacones and green tomatoes.

WHERE IS IT?

Sevicheria Guapi
Cra. 24 ##13-26
Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

ANTHONY BOURDAIN COLOMBIA NOTES

At Sevicheria Guapi, Anthony Bourdain was introduced to the Cali version of ceviche, which he likened to shrimp cocktail.

DISH – Friche

WHAT IS IT?

A Wayuu dish of fried goat tripe, heart, intestines and other offal, with a little bit of meat.

WHERE IS IT?

Old Market
Carrera 7 #17b71
Riohacha, La Guajira, Colombia

ANTHONY BOURDAIN COLOMBIA NOTES

Anthony Bourdain had a taste of Friche in an eatery right next to where goats are traded and slaughtered at the Old Market of Riohacha.

DISH – Cazuela de Mariscos

WHAT IS IT?

A chowder of fish, clams, lobster and conch, accompanied by rice, lemon and plantains.

WHERE IS IT?

Restaurant y Estadero Mar Azul
Calle 8 #549
Riohacha, La Guajira, Colombia

ANTHONY BOURDAIN COLOMBIA NOTES

After a minor ATV mishap, Anthony Bourdain had Cazuela de Mariscos in an eating place in Playas de Mayapo in La Guajira.