Anserma has a nice entertainment zone just outside of the main part of town. It’s called La Avenida.
La Avenida starts at the upper plaza where there are several fast food stands popular at night. You can find wings, arepa con queso, empanadas, arepas de chocolo and other specialties. Across the street from there, I like Paprikas for their suizas. They have a small menu with other fast food common in Colombia.
Further down along La Avenida, there are several bars, nightclubs, cafés, and restaurants along the strip. It’s very lively and many people are out on a Friday or Saturday night.
For traditional Colombian, there’s El Cafetal. They have huge servings at reasonable prices. It’s probably best to share.
Frango has nice steak and chicken dishes and good variety of starters.
Across the street is Asados Pues, which specializes in meats from Los Llanos on weekends. Otherwise, they have a typical menu of meats, chicken, and pork the rest of the week.
If you’re looking for something fresh and healthy, head to Santomate. They have great salads, sandwiches, and smoothies. I especially enjoyed the mushroom dip with plantain chips as a starter.
Other Places on La Avenida
Boka has a great atmosphere and serves sandwiches and salads along with a few meat dishes. There’s also Locos Pizza nearby, but their pizza menu is very limited.
El Lugarcito is a favorite café of mine to visit. It’s a chill place run by a man from Argentina. He serves good coffee drinks and has a small menu with sandwiches.
Outside of La Avenida, there’s La Nota on the corner of the lower plaza. They have very good coffee, dessert, and sometimes live music.
Restaurante Imperial serves traditional Colombian food. Four of us visited for lunch one afternoon. We all had a bandeja paisa for a total of COP$30,000.