I had been so impressed with the quality of food at Gringo Cantina that I was delighted when Judi and Colin suggested lunch at another Mexican restaurant, not far from their house, called Cantina y Punto
THE PERFECT COMBINATION BETWEEN FOOD, DRINK AND A SOPHISTICATED ENVIRONMENT EVOKE THE BEST OF A CONTEMPORARY, MODERN AND COSMOPOLITAN MEXICO IN BOGOTÁ
Cantina Y Punto is certainly a much more sophisticated looking bar and restaurant than Gringo Cantina, and their menu is totally different, with dishes such as Aguachile & Ceviche, Antojitos (think small snacks of popcorn lobster, flauatas & elotes) various interpretations of Queso Fundido, and a nice selection of mains (such as 12 hour cooked pork knuckle in spices) as well as an interesting selection of Tacos.
Next came the “Ceviche de Pulpo y Pescado” ($8.50) an octopus and fish ceviche with tomatillo and chilli salsa, chilli oil, green onions, cucumber, corinder and salsa verde and Queso Fundido with Chorizo Rojo ($6) which was served in a sizzling skillet with corn tortillasCochito confitado” ($11.50) Slow cooked confit pork with tomatillo, fresh cheese, avocado and herb salsa, served with excellent freshly made corn tortillas, and “Tacos de Cochinita de Pibil” ($7.50 for 2) Slow cooked spiced pork with pickled onions and “X’nipec” otherwise known as dogs nose salsa as it is so hot (it contains habaneros) that it will make you sweat like a dogs wet nose!!!
Cantina y Punto was another excellent meal and “Pulpo a las Brasas” was definitely one of the best things I ate all trip, another sure fire hit if you are in Bogotá & craving Mexican food.
Monday – Saturday 12-10pm
Sundays and Public Holidays 12-6pm
Calle 66 No. 4A-33 — Bogotá
644 77 66