While the traditional highlander diet consists of meat and starch, middle-class cachacos prefer the same cosmopolitan cuisine as their counterparts in London or New York. Bogotá has four main restaurant zones, from south to north: gritty La Candelaria; yuppie La Macarena (Cra 4 between calles 23 & 28); gay-friendly Chapinero, also called the “G-Zone” (between calles 58 & 72 and carreras 3 & 7); and upmarket Zona Rosa (concentrated in the “T Zone” at C 82 and Cra 12).

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