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“Horrible!”

Villanos En Bermudas
Ranked #2 357 of 3 112 Restaurants in Bogota
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

What a terrible waste of money. I hadn't looked at any reviews before i went and i was quite exited to go but wow. There is no point in having a kitchen as all the courses are cold dishes and probably are pre prepared. None of the dishes tasted nice either. The cocktail i chose as well was pretty horrible. Anyway save your money go somewhere else. this restaurant is trying to be something but it is not succeeding.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I won’t be able to do the experience justice, to start, I’ll say this place is special. This is a must visit in Colombia. They’ve blended the poetics of Colombian ingredients and distilled something...unique and delicious with subtlety and dimension. Creative, new! This place feels like a culinary moment in time. The food is amplified by vibrant, friendly and energetic staff. Wholly, the experience was memorable, incredible. I started with an aperitif of infused alcohol: tequila with peppers. I also sampled the gin, pepper and allspice as well as the red wine and herbs. Incredible! A nice way to heat up the appetite. I was seated at the chef’s counter on the third floor. Beautifully appointed space - elegant, cozy character - that is approachable and warm. The staff is friendly and engaging, very responsive but will let you have space if you want it. They engaged with me on the origin of ingredients, the taste profiles of dishes, talked about the process of - for example - fermenting garlic, and building their wood fire pit. I added some pictures of a few dishes, which doesn’t matter since most of the dishes rotate out - I believe the house made sourdough and fermented goat cheese is the only constant. But this gives you a sense. Everything is well-plated and delicious. Each dish presented balance, contrast and dimension in interesting ways. Fantastic, but difficult to describe. I had a variety of wine and drink pairings. The menu changes every week, it’s always something new, so they don’t have a standard wine pairing. Their stand-in sommelier, who happened to also be my server, was great though: she recommended some excellent wines, and brought some custom “coctels” to complement the dishes as they were presented. The service was fantastic, in the kitchen, at the bar, but Angie was the real magic. She’s passionate about fine dining, wine and really added to the experience. Do yourself a favor and do not miss this experience! Not to be missed in Colombia.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is not the kind of place to go if you don't really enjoy and know food and gastronomic culture, if you read the bad reviews, you can see that this reviews come from people who goes to "trendy" restaurants to be seen by others and order the same boring dishes.

of course there is a bread and butter course and if you don't get it, you are not ready for this experience, a good bread and a great butter may appear as simple but are hard to master, bread is the base of almost all cooking and for example in culinary capitals as Paris you have to wait in line for a good baguette.

After all this, what can i say, there are two young head chefs, ready to experiment and try new things, and in fact some international chef visits this restaurants and cook with the staff, i only hope to see this talent growing and learning more, in a few years we are gonna still be talking about them.

if you are worry about been hungry im a glutton and i didn't end up hungry, there are 10 dishes in total and if they appear small believe me you don't end up hungry.
Also i would love to see this menu with a wine or juice pairing but they don't have the space to make it right but im gonna continue supporting this restaurant and i hope all people that love food in bogota decide to go and ignore the awful and unjust reviews, by the way they warn you about the type of menu before the start.

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1  Thank orlando g
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE AVERAGE TRIP ADVISOR READER: STAY AWAY, this experience is not for you!!! It is not an all-you-can-eat deal at low cost and it requires a deeper understanding for the culinary universe out there ... so stay away in order not to be dissapointed and then write stupid and ignorant reviews in trip advisor!

As for my experience... I have been in 90% of the high-end fine dining restaurants of Latin America. The Chefs of this restaurant, Nicolás and Sergio, are bringing a new fresh air in the game: the dinner is a show that you get to see the preparations of all plates right there in front of you (by the chefs themselves and a brigade of young enthusiastic female and male assistants), the chefs are super approachable and available to answer any question, food is simple but well elaborated, pure, fresh, some plates unexpected, some surprisingly great! I especially liked the semi-cured seabass with kale and brown butter, the sourdough bread with black garlic butter, the chicken breast (an ingredient that I normally hate!) with coconut cream and mango tartare and the desserts.

Overall a non-pretentious at all experience, a very true experience that lets you go light and happy and without an unnecessarily complicated head and stomach. Grab the chance and have a chat with the chefs after dinner over a drink at the bar! Great stuff guys!!!

The limited wine options is an area that Villanos en Bermudas could be improved.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Service was fantastic. That we can't take away from them. I have been to plenty of places with this kind of "menu" where you are surprised with each course, but this place was not in the top anything. There were 10 courses, and all of them lackluster and worse than the next. One was literally a quarter of an orange with diluted yogurt on top of it. Another was a nice and warm piece of bread (I love bread so I appreciate it) with a smear of some brown derivative or make shift of peanut butter with some think rock salt on it which made it salty. Another one was a mush of shrimp on a bed of maracuya juice, it was likewarm, and the mix of flavors just not right. And then to make it worse, it's like US prices. Expensive and the food was just not good at all. No flavor to any of it. Very very odd things to mix together. I am all for creativity as a self proclaimed foodie but this was creativity gone wrong. They had these gnocchis in a fish sauce that was like what the hell? Also not hot, lukewarm on a cold night. Even the texture was gnocchis like I have never tasted before, and not in a good way.

Oh, they had a course that was lamb, that was good.

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