Palos de Moguer - 93
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
I'd refrained from visiting this place lately because of two things:
-my beef with Palos de Moguer
-my lack of cash or initiative to go away from the usual.
The place actually overwhelmed me at first. I should note- for those who mightn't know their history well- that 'Palos de Moguer' was the place in the iberic peninsula where the three ships (the 'Pinta', the 'Niña' and the 'Santa Maria') commanded by Colombus left for India (well, originally India anyway).
So basically, you enter the place and think you've found yourself inside one of these old ships. splendid. the place- unlike any other beer focused place in Colombia- is large. I mean, huge. 2 floors, and different environments. I like how you get a terrace with a splendid position overlooking one of Bogota's hot-spots (the 93st. park). Then, inside, the first and second floors well apart, one overlooking the other in balconies. The back of the 2nd floor has an absolutely different ambiance- quite like a lounge-bar where you'd go chill for a while. rustic. the music booms a bit too hard on the 2nd floor but seems quite alright outside as on the first floor. The deco- aside from the rustic feel- is not really focused on any sort of english/irish/german pub, but rather their own, and the 'new world'.
There's *space*. yes, you can sit and walk and, heck, lay down if you will without making any other table uncomfy.
The quality's alright. I don't suppose you can elaborate precisely on given criteria, but yes, I felt like the quality- unlike other Palos- is well managed. might as well say it's not too elegand and doesn't use coasters for example, but it's still good.
The service was ackwardly good. I mean, they'd be practically standing by- in spite of the size of the place- to pour you your beer, to bring you whatever you ask for- without waiting more than 2 mins. I was amazed (in contrast with the speed of 5-10 min elsewhere). perhaps it was just the right time.
The selection is ok. this is a brewpub (of a sort) and they're obviously there for their beers: ales, kolsches, porters, which are quite decent.
The food contrasts with the lack of extreme elegance, because a few cheese sticks would be served delightfully in a large plate, atop a wooden table. that's all I ate, and my good word is 'try them'.
As for the value, well, at first it seemed more expensive than the rest of your Bogota brewpubs and bars. BUT- and this was quite a pleasant shock- the tab came for about half the price. apparently, these people throw in a pompous 'happy hour' manoeuvre unlike anywhere else. I mean, one 1.5l jug for 5 us dollars is a bargain, even if the beer isn't the best.
Overall, an absolutely pleasant place at a great location in Bogota. this is a great place to grab a beer here. I guess this'll make me reassess my whole perception of the Palos de Moguer deal!
06-08-2005 23:34:55 | More by Andreji
Palos de Moguer - 93 in Bogota, Colombia
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