Food Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá

La Candelaria, Bogotá D.C.

4 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


The best way of really knowing a place’s culture and customs is by trying its food. Complete your trip in Bogotá with this extraordinary tour around its downtown and taste tons of new and delicious flavors of our joyful and rich cuisine. Chocolate, arepas, obleas, almojabanas, coffee and more, those are some of the tastes you may be able to try. Let our guide take you to the best sites, where locals will offer their best for you to try and enjoy. A gastronomic experience to remember!

Whether you are one of those who like to try local food but are always afraid of doing it or are ready to try it all, cross tasting local food off your checklist trip because we are taking you to the best places. If you finish this tour waiting to discover more of Colombia through its flavors, we invite you to taste fruits and vegetables at Paloquemao Market.

What will I taste on this food tour in La Candelaria?

In this short tour, the guide will pick you up and take you to the vibrant and colorful neighborhood of La Candelaria. He will explain a little bit of Colombian history through some of the most traditional and cultural flavors that the historical center of Bogotá has to offer, each one of them has a story and it is deeply rooted in our childhood.

The soups stews, grains and grilled meats that make up the bulk of Bogotá’s cuisine generally rank low on spice and chilli heat, while high in deep earthy flavors thanks to techniques like smoking, fermenting, wood-grilling and the use of tropical leaves and herbs, cacao and coffee. Spanish and Arab influences still live in Colombia’s flavored pastries, rice dishes, and dairy products.

This will be a tour to try, to learn and to remember. If you are into the pleasure of tasting authentic cuisines, come with us. You are in for a treat!


First, you will be picked up at your hotel and taken to La Candelaria where this whole experience will start. You will start with the salty food, the guide may offer you arepas and almojábana. Arepa is a corn-based tortilla that is usually grilled, and which has hundreds of different preparations according to the region. And almojábana is a type of bread made with cheese and cornmeal flour and baked.

After a hearty meal, the group will move to desserts. Nothing better than topping a great salty snack with some sugar taste. You may have the chance to obleas, a flat wafer with caramel and two more traditional treats: chocolate with cheese.

The tour will include several stops to try the best of downtown and, of course, you will call it a day, after finishing the tour with a digestive coffee cup. You can’t leave our country without tasting this gastronomic wonder. After enjoying all these new flavors, you will be taken back to your hotel to rest.


  • Bogotá downtown tour along its important spots
  • A brief introduction to Colombia’s history through its gastronomy
  • Samples of typical foods and drinks of the region (appetizers, desserts, finger foods, beverages)
  • An incredible chance to get in touch with locals and their stories
  • Memories full of senses about colors, smells and flavors of Colombia and its capital


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • 5 gastronomic experiences including salty and sweet food, and typical beverages
  • All risk insurance
  • Extra food
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Keep in mind this tour does not offer vegan options
  • Please tell the guide if you have any food restriction or allergies

Frequently asked questions

In Colombian gastronomy there is a mixture of various international cuisines, from indigenous ingredients, Spanish seasoning and African influences. You will be tasting 5 types of food, including salty snacks, local desserts and typical beverages.

Yes, any person can take part in this food tour in La Candelaria, Bogotá. If you have any food restriction or allergies, please tell the guide or write it on the booking.

Tour's Location

La Candelaria, Bogotá D.C.



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