Why should you try the delights that El Turó offers?
El Turó is the starting point to begin your culinary and cultural tour around Bogotá. It is located in Hotel Vilar América, most specifically, on Calle 66 N° 8-23. It has a privileged location to make tourism or business visits to different places of Chapinero town or, if you wish, to any other place of the Colombian capital.
It has a sober, elegant and modern architecture that allows for comfort and excellent attention to their clients. Each of the decorative elements were carefully selected to provide you with a sense of harmony, luminosity, and sophistication.
A varied culinary offer is another aspect to be highlighted. It shows a strong influence that merges the best of the different regions of the country with international cuisine and Bogota's unique character. In this way, you can enjoy one of the best culinary offers of the place capable of satisfying the most demanding palates.
What can you find in El Turó?
Our staff is prepared to provide you and your guests with satisfactory assistance.
In the morning, we can offer a great buffet breakfast. In this case, you can choose from a great variety of typical fruits like bananas, tangerines, peaches, pineapples and strawberries, cereals and a variety of bread; your breakfast may be accompanied with hot drinks like coffee, chocolate, tea or cold drinks if you may...and of course, on our menu, you will find our local specialties... so be ready to have a delicious breakfast with us!
Be sure to try our delicious and traditional tangerine juice, which we prepare from fruits coming directly from our finca San Antonio de Tequendama, therefore, in addition to offering a healthy and fresh drink brought directly from the finca, we express our social and environmental commitment.
Would you like to try 5 traditional Colombian dishes in our restaurant?
You can start the culinary tour with a mix of plantain and yucca chips.
It is the combination of two versatile foods that can be cooked and eaten in various forms. They are both beneficial for your health because of their high nutritional value which forges intense flavors making it a perfect food. They are ideal if you looking for an excellent quality/price ratio, to have a pleasant conversation or to give your children a simple dish, that is attractive and delicious.
Another option in the menu of El Turó is "sopa de patacón" (fried green plantain soup). It is a popular dish in Cundinamarca and Boyaca that is prepared from the green plantain, accompanied by beef, vegetables, and natural flavoring. The soup contains a delicious flavor, which is very healthy because of the properties of its ingredients.
What you can also find as a starter on the menu are "patacones gratinados con hogao" (fried green plantain with “hogao” sauce). Tomatoes and onions are the main ingredients of this sauce that comes with the "patacones". Simmering to achieve a uniform consistency, allowing the flavors to blend together into a perfectly delicious dish.
We maintain the traditions and flavors of typical local dishes. For this reason, in our restaurant, you can find the "ajiaco" (chicken potato soup). This wonderful soup prepared with chicken and different kinds of potatoes, offers a unique creaminess thanks to the different types of cooking.
If you are looking for a healthy lunch but without sacrificing taste, then a "bisctec a caballo" (steak and eggs) can meet your expectations. This dish of Colombian origin consists of a steak of beef covered with “hogao” and a fried egg placed on top.
For us, gastronomy plays an important cultural role. The dishes are the result of a combination of food, practices, and traditions that represent and are part of Colombia. Colombian food and its exquisite flavors have become a key point in deciding why to visit Bogotá. Don't miss the chance to visit El Turó and enjoy the magic of the national cuisine.
El Turó restaurant opening hours
If you want to enjoy the culinary wonders of our restaurant, then you can visit us at any time of the day continuously from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. So, which day of this week will you come to discover our varied and interesting gastronomic offer?
We are an environmentally and socially responsible hotel
Hotel Vilar América as a tourism services company, is aware and committed in reducing the negative impacts within the industry, concerning environmental, socio-cultural and economic issues. For this purpose, it has developed programs for the efficient use of natural resources, the reduction of waste, and use of pollutants, the promotion of Colombian cultural heritage, support to local communities, and makes great efforts in the prevention of sexual exploitation of minors.
The Hotel strives to raise awareness among its staff and guests, it enforces legislation compliance, and respect for the rights of its employees, suppliers, customers and guests, within a framework for sustainable development.
Hotel Vilar América was one of the first seven hotels to be certified in Sustainability. It was awarded with the Colombian Environmental Seal, and recently in 2015, it obtained the certification at The Code.