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Last week, we asked our Facebook community for advice on eating their way through Colombia. Our readers gave their suggestions to Carla Vleugels, who is vacationing in the South American country in July and is looking for “good affordable dining options in Bogota, Medellin and the coffee triangle”.

Our Facebook fans offered up some useful advice:

From Helen Edwards:Swiss bakery in Bogota [is] delicious.”

From Juliane Thm: “In the coffee triangle, in Salento, there are lots of restaurants [which] offer a menú del día (menu of the day) with the local trout as a main. Great value and very good.”

From Adriana Maria Romero Barreto: “The fancy food in Bogota is by far cheaper than some other cities in the world, so a good dinner can be found near Usaquen at an average price of $15 to $20. If she wants cheaper, she can go downtown, near La Candelaria.”

From Amy Phillips:Los Bohemios in La Candelaria, Bogota [has] fantastic Italian food.”

From Izadora Torres: “I suggest she meets up with some couchsurfers and help prepare a home cooked meal; she'll love it!”

From Laura Atkinson: “In Salento, go to Cafe Jesus Martin for excellent local coffee and Lucy's  for delicious freshwater trout. Order the “menu” (the daily special which is usually three courses) at Lucy's. Both are just off the main plaza. Also, Andrés Carne de Res is considered the best restaurant in Bogota, but it's expensive.”

From Steve McWilliam:Crepes and Waffles – great food and the business model is great too; they support single mothers. It's a chain of restaurants [and] the food is amazing.  If you go don't miss the fresh tangerine juice and also the spinach soup. Wide variety of choices.”

From Luisa María Gómez Giraldo:El Rancherito and Doña Rosa are good options in Medellín, and of course you have to go to Salento.”

From Adriana Roca: “Andrés Carne de Res in Bogota.”

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