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At Prudencia, you will encounter food from all over the world that is united by a focus on the techniques and cultures of the countryside: local ingredients, minimization of waste, a connection with the natural environment, and preservation techniques that take time, such as smoking and fermentation. Our peripatetic menu is never set; instead, we offer a small number of daily specials that never repeat. We are always exploring and learning and we hope that customers will be eager to join us in our culinary adventures. Our social media pages regularly update with daily menus.

Owners and husband and wife Mario and Meghan met and fell in love a few blocks from Prudencia. They lived in the U.S. for a few years in order to further studies in culinary and visual arts and returned to Bogota in 2013 with a baby on the way and the dream of opening a restaurant together in their old neighborhood. They are thrilled to open the doors and hope that you will feel at home in Prudencia.

Our house was once a family home and community pre-school and has now been restored, retaining its most significant historical characteristics such as unusual Republican-era plasterwork. Neighbor and celebrated architect Simon Velez designed all of the new architectural aspects including an iron and glass roof supported by recycled petroleum pipes. The result is a refreshed building that is filled with light while maintaining the imprint of its past. Meghan and Mario drew from traditional styles re-envisioned with a contemporary sensibility and employed local artisans to produce all of the furniture and decorative elements.  In the back garden we produce herbs and flowers, smoke meats and vegetables and have a children's playhouse. 


Prudencia is located in La Candelaria, the historical heart of Bogota and its most interesting neighborhood. Simultaneously a small pueblo and cosmopolitan sector full of artistic and intellectual life, La Candelaria is the inspiration for the spirit of Prudencia.  We built the restaurant for and with our neighbors as a local gathering spot and a place where newcomers can experience some of the open friendliness, diversity of cultures and surprising beauty that drew us here.

 

Address

Carrera 2 Nº 11-34
La Candelaria
Bogotá
Colombia
tel. (57) 1 394 1678

The parking lots are:
Calle 11 no. 2 - 48
Calle 12 no. 2 - 62

Hours

Monday - Friday
12 noon - 3:30 pm

Saturday 12.30 - 4.00 pm

 

At Prudencia, you will encounter food from all over the world that is united by a focus on the techniques and cultures of the countryside: local ingredients, minimization of waste, a connection with the natural environment, and preservation techniques that take time, such as smoking and fermentation. Our peripatetic menu is never set; instead, we offer a small number of daily specials that never repeat. We are always exploring and learning and we hope that customers will be eager to join us in our culinary adventures. Our social media pages regularly update with daily menus.