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Restaurante Donde Olano

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Calle Santo Domingo 33-81 | Centro, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 5 6647099
00:00 - 22:30
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Medellin, Colombia
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

To be honest I had great expectation with this restaurant. I checked the menu at the entrance and took the decision of trying and tasting. I found a well decorated room with mirrors in a colonial style and ordered "donde olano robalo" a fish with spaguetti and shrimps. I had the expectation of receiving a good portion of fish with... More 

Thank Luis A
Bogota, Colombia
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60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Which is great at night. Friendly service, food good, nothing special. Recommended for a nice evening as a couple or wth friends.

Thank Katarina2311
Publi O, Gerente at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review
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Gracias por su opinión, nos alegra que hayan pasado un buen momento y disfrutado del lugar. Esperamos volver a tenerlos... More 

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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My girlfriend and I first came to know Donde Olano after meeting the owners while staying at a B&B on Isla Baru outside of Cartagena. We checked out their place a few days later and had a great dinner of Colombian creole dishes. It is a beautiful restaurant located near the historic center of the city and the owners are... More 

Thank Charlie C
Publi O, Propietario at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have your visiting..we hope to see you in your next trip... very welcome. More 

South America
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398 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The place is very nice and cozy, very good taste in decor. The food was just average. I ordered a fish and wasn't that good. The prices are very good.

Thank AAppa
Publi O, Gerente at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, we hope to have you in your next travel..welcome. More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We ordered Rice with seafood. The menu explains the plate consist of mixed seafood and rice. Well, our plate was served with Chinese style dark fried rice with uneatable veggies and few shrimps for garnish. We complained to the waitress and she said this is the way it is. We asked for the owner and we were told owner is... More 

Thank Manny A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The service was good. Didn't wait too long for our meals. My friend was served a wrong meal and was given her correct order with having to ask or involve any other staff. Prices are fair however the quality of food isn't great. My chicken was basically only seasoned with a small amount of salt. No sign of creole seasonings... More 

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Buenos Aires, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I have been to Olanos several times before and food use to be tasty and well prepared. Unfortunately we try the restaurant few weeks back during holidays in cartagena and found the food to be going down the hill. We ordered coctel de camarones en cama de aguacate which was not really a bed of avocado just a few chopped... More 

Thank Costanza401
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best meals of our vacation. The lobster was the best, sweetest I've ever had. I loved the arroz de coco too. Vegetables were delicious. Great meal!

Thank Amy G
Thunder bay
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stopped by this cozy place on our last night in Cartagena. The value here is good and the food is a bit better than OK. In the off chance that the proprietors read these reviews, I would like to provide some honest feedback with an eye towards improving your next guests experience. 1. Your service is awesome. Thank you... More 

Thank Shawn K
dondeolano, Gerente at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us and for provide us with some feedback that we apreciate from you. Thanks for your opinion. More 

Annecy, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We found this charming and discreet restaurant by coincidence, and we were appealed by their numerous rewards (le petit futé, trip advisor). Excellent surprise, we were all amazed by the service and food. Try the lobster, definitely the best of my life!

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dondeolano, Propietario at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, it was a pleasure to know that you have enjoyed our menú and our space..very welcome, we hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santo Domingo 33-81 | Centro, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6647099

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?