Chapinero is an affluent district in the north-east of Bogotá. It is home to the Zona G, an area of upscale restaurants.
Chapinero is a vibrant set of neighbourhoods filled with university students, bohemian cafes, bars and restaurants. Just north of the traditional downtown area, it runs from Calle 39 in the south to Calle 100 in the north and is limited to the west by Avenida Caracas and to the east by the mountains. This article only deals with the southern half of chapinero, namely the area up to Calle 71. For the northern parts see Zona Rosa and Parque 93.
Chapinero Alto, one of the alternative neighborhoods in the city, is located between Calle 45 and Calle 65. One of the most LGBT tolerant zones of the metropolis, also known as Chapigay or Gay Hills, it is home to the larger part of the LGBT population of Bogotá.
Zona G (G for Gourmet) is located between Calles 65 and 71 and Carreras 3 and 7. This area is home to the most prestigious restaurants of the city.
Carrera 7 is the main road going through the district, and there are endless busetas running along it, north towards Zona Rosa, Parque 93, and Usaquén and south towards the old downtown. Busetas are, of course, confusing animals, so the trial and error approach will be more successful when Cra 7 is written prominently on the sign. This isn't a huge part of the city, so walking is fine for getting around.
Our Lady of Lourdes Churchaddress: Cra 13 #63-27A beautiful Gothic church—built in 1875, making it the first example of Gothic architecture in the country. Despite being the symbol of El Chapinero, has as of late 2012 been badly defaced by spray can-wielding vandals.
Parque HippiesIn front of La Salle University, this park usually smells a bit like weed on weekends, and has some fun bars, live music, and cheap eats around the square.
As said before, its gay scene is huge. There are dozens of places for lgbtq community to go and have fun. Mild fun: Just taking a beer or have a cool dinner with your friends in any of their Restaurants, Bars or squares. Wild fun: Cruising the neighbourhood in one of their numerous bath houses, dark mazes and ABS.
Zona G has some of the finest eateries in Bogotá within a few small blocks. If you want elegant or romantic, this is a good choice.
phone: +57 1 211-1400address: Carrera 7 No 67-64The restaurant offers the flavors of Peruvian cuisine in Bogota. Reservations are required, so do call ahead!
phone: +57 1 321-3475address: Calle 70 A No. 4-99Once a bakery, this restaurant has the feel of a Parisian cafe. It serves crepes, sandwiches, and salads, as well as breakfast and brunch. The Bagatelle is famous for its pan de chocolate.
phone: +57 1 248-0254address: Calle 70 A No. 4-45Clowns Deli offers sandwiches and salads for a reasonable price.
phone: +57 1 310-1377address: Calle 69A No. 5-75This contemporary restaurants offers its patrons French-influenced, gourmet dishes. The menu consists of a variety of starters and meats, and also offers its guests a tasting menu that changes weekly. Criterion was awarded the Five Star Diamond Award in 2008; the only restaurant in Colombia to receive the recognition.
Gostinos 69phone: +57 1 313-0612address: Carrera 5 No. 69A-30Gostinos 69 offers its patrons seafood at reasonable prices.
phone: +57 1 616-4520address: Calle 83 No. 12-49Chef Harry Sasson creates delectable, international dishes with Asian influences. This restaurant also has a wide variety of wines from all over the world, including Argentina, France, and California.
phone: +57 1 321-3350address: Calle 70 No. 4-69La Hamburgueseria is not fast food restaurant, but does offers a great variety of hamburgers and sandwiches, made from the best ingredients. This restaurant has many other locations, so be sure to check out the website to find the one closest to you!
La Table de Michelphone: +57 1 347-7939, +57 1 347-7939address: Calle 69A No. 4-15La Table de Miguel offers excellent French dishes. They also have a wine list made up of mainly French wines, but also a few Chilean. The great thing about this restaurant is that the menu is translated into various languages for the convenience of the diner.
phone: +57 1 321-3459address: Calle 74 No 5-28This Peruvian restaurant serves up to 96 people, and has a 'launch area,' where those waiting for tables can snack. The principle dish of Nazca is ceviche.
phone: +57 1 212-3721address: Calle 71 No. 4-47Organic Restaurant and Market. Suna serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This environmentally-friendly restaurant offers a menu consisting of organic, vegetarian, raw, and vegan dishes.
Tony Roma'sphone: +57 1 249-5271address: Carrera 6 No. 69 A-20This American chain-restaurant serves traditional American bbq, including short ribs and seafood.
phone: +57 313 387 4231address: Calle 67 No. 4-16Backpacker hostel with good facilities. Dorms from 29,000 COP; private room 90,000 COP.
phone: +57 2128805address: Carrera 8 No. 69 - 24Located at the G Zone (or Gourmet Zone) in the north of Bogota, the neighborhood is known for its restaurants and the financial sector of the 72 street.
phone: +5715442005address: Carrera 4 No. 69a - 46Boutique rooms, all equipped with 29-inch LCD TV with cable channels, Wi-Fi Internet access and Mini-bar. Facilities and services are Jardin de Emaus restaurant, 24-hour front desk, Laundry service and Ironing service.
phone: +557 1313 1113address: Calle 70A 7-62It offers 36 suites apartment, fully furnished short and long term special stays for families and executives. It offers rooms equipped with home theater, kitchen and broadband Internet access. Some of its facilities and services are restaurant, bar, sauna, massage service, concierge and rooms service.