The Mini-Mal Restaurant

Among the various activities offered in Bogota Colombia, dining at the Mini-Mal restaurant is one of the most sought-after experiences by food enthusiasts. Mini-Mal is tucked away in a little neighborhood in the heart of Bogota and you wouldn’t even know it existed if it wasn’t for word of mouth. Mini-Mal offers a unique dining experience with its exquisite cuisine and minimalist interior design. This article will provide a brief analysis of the Mini-Mal restaurant, including its history, food/drink offerings and pricing. I absolutely loved dining at Mini-Mal and I think you will too!


Image of the exterior of Mini Mal restaurant in Bogota, Colombia.
Mini-Mal Restaurant in Bogota, Colombia. Image by Erik Magnus.


Mini-Mal is own by chef Eduardo Martinez and has been open for over 20 years. The concept behind the Mini-Mal restaurant was to create a space where the focus would be on the food and not on the extravagant decor or ambiance. Chef Martinez wanted to create a minimalist environment where customers could enjoy the food without any distractions. The restaurant’s interior design reflects this concept, with simple wooden tables and chairs, white walls, and a few potted plants. The restaurant has since gained popularity and has been featured in several international food magazines.


Mini-mal Restaurant Main Dish - Chicken - Bogota, Colombia.
Mini-Mal entree – Bogota, Colombia. Image by Erik Magnus.

The Mini-Mal restaurant has a small but diverse menu that offers a unique blend of Colombian and international cuisine. The menu is carefully crafted by Chef Martinez, who uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients to create dishes that are both delicious and visually appealing. The restaurant is known for its tasting menu, which includes a selection of dishes that represent the best of Colombian cuisine.

Starter salad at Mini-Mal restaurant in Bogota, Colombia.
Starter salad – Mini-mal Restaurant. Bogota, Colombia. Image by Erik Magnus.

One of the most popular dishes on the menu is the “Ceviche de Pescado,” which is a traditional Colombian dish made with fresh raw fish marinated in lime juice and served with avocado, tomato, and onion. Another popular dish is the “Arroz con Mariscos,” which is a rice dish cooked with seafood, vegetables, and saffron, a popular ingredient in Colombian cuisine. The restaurant also offers a selection of vegetarian dishes, including the “Ensalada de Quinoa,” a salad made with quinoa, avocado, tomato, and roasted sweet potato.

Mini-Mal Menu - Bogota, Colombia
Mini-Mal Menu – Bogota, Colombia – Image by Erik Magnus.


Mini-Mal is known for its affordable prices, making it accessible to everyone, from locals to tourists. The average cost of a meal for two people is around 150,000 Colombian pesos, which is roughly $40 USD. The restaurant also offers a selection of wine, beer, and cocktails, with prices ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 Colombian pesos ($3-$8 USD). The restaurant’s affordable prices have made it a popular destination for food enthusiasts who want to experience the best of Colombian cuisine without breaking the bank.

Appetizer at Mini-Mal Restaurant in Bogota, Colombia.
One of several appetizers available at Mini-Mal. Image by Erik Magnus.


The Mini-Mal restaurant in Bogota, Colombia offers a unique dining experience that combines minimalist design with exquisite cuisine. The restaurant’s history is rooted in the concept of creating a space where the focus is on the food and not on the decor or ambiance. Chef Martinez, the restaurant’s owner, has crafted a menu that represents the best of Colombian and international cuisine, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant’s affordable prices make it accessible to everyone, and it has become a popular destination for food enthusiasts from around the world. If you’re visiting Bogota, the Mini-Mal restaurant is a must-visit destination for a unique and memorable dining experience.

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Erik Magnus

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Erik Magnus is a writer, editor, blogger & webmaster. He is one of the main contributors to Colombia Please & spends a significant portion of each year in the country of Colombia.

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