My parents in law found a Dutch restaurant some time ago and of course we had to try and see what kind of typical plates were there to be found.
El Holandes – Villa el Rosal is just outside Bogota on the highway to Medellin, from the city about 40minutes to get there. If you are a little familiar with the Dutch culture, you will easily recognize the place as it has a big windmill on the roof and the Dutch flag hanging outside (next to the Colombian of course).
In the entrance of the restaurant you will find a shed with many orchids. The Dutch owner (already living in Colombia for more than 40years) has won many awards with these flowers and offers them for sale there. Speaking of the owner, he is very inviting and friendly and for me easily recognizable as Dutch.
The menu includes several Dutch plates like bitterballen en kroketten (both a meat snack with a hard crust around them), but of course they serve also traditional Colombian plates with meat, potatoes etc.
We ordered the typical Dutch things and I must say that they were pretty good. The mustard that came with the kroketten was delicious and spicy, just as it should be.
I do not remember the prices that well, but I think we paid about 100.000COP (45USD) for one main plate, three starters, drinks and one desert. We will be back soon hopefully!
Kilometro 18.5 – Autopista Bogota-Medellin,
Tel: 1-8240988, Cel: 3108592262