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La Olla Cartagenera

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BocaGrande, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6653861
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Bronx, New York
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and cocktails. Service is great. Atmosphere is perfect if you are looking to get away from sun and humidity. I was told I should ask for house cocktail. Will have to return to try different dish.

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Thank Mónica M
Mojacar, Spain
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was good to visit a restaurant that still has a sense of style and provides good service and food at a reasonable price. Cartagena is overcrowded with fast food and inexpensive places where the main purpose seems to be to fill you up with anything but quality food, that is why after a few non descript experiences we chose... More 

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Thank JoseCano2014
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Open on Sunday. Did not need reservation. Asked for English and waiter did quite well. He had seafood platter and I had whole red snapper.rice fried banana small salad. All quite good and reasonable. Took credit card at table. Bread Very attentive. Nicely decorated. Easy to find with Google. We did not use the restroom

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a great seafood restaurant in BocaGrande area between the Hilton hotel and the HotelCaribe. The waiter was great and spoke English too, helped with the specials and recommendations for wine . I had the red snapper prepared with shrimp sauce and was excellent. My wife had a seafood special which also was excellent, lobster,shrimp,sea bass and scallops. I... More 

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Thank John W
Boston
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We enjoyed Arroz con Pollo, Camarones Ajiil (shrimp with garlic butter) and Filete Isleno (fish with shrimp on top). My wife makes a better Margarita at home.

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Thank tennismaine
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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209 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We ate there twice, both times I had the avocado salad. It was the best I've ever had. I also had the coconut shrimp, the serving was generous, it was not the best I’ve ever had but it was good. The service was excellent, the waiter spoke English fluently and was very helpful. The atmosphere is relaxing. We sat at... More 

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Thank 662marc
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Wonderful food and staff. Must go !! Had a full meal for 3 people certainly expensive by Cartagena rates but not more than $120 including alcohol. Restaurant is now enclosed and air conditioned. it wasn't when first going 8 years ago

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Thank Charles B
Larchmont, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Took family out there to lunch. Kids took onion soup stake and chicken and we took bouillabaisse, lobster brisk and some fish with shrimps. Other than bouillabaisse, every dish had some deficiencies - onion soup and brisk were too watery, stake was overcooked, chicken was too spicy and fish was not cooked at all. Given the price range of the... More 

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Thank Ivan S
AUSTRALIA
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I have visited this restaurant many times and it has always been very good; always the same in quality and attention. I define it as that: "The sustainable tradition of Caribbean Cuisine “ Their menu, their dish presentation and the quality of attention, make it to be the best restaurant in Cartagena. You cannot think that a restaurant is good... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

On the recommendation of good friends made reservations at Restaurante La Olla Cartagenera I in the Bocagrande area of Cartagena. Very nice welcome. Several staff understood English. Made us very comfortable. The decor is cool and inviting with a large, living waterwall in the rear of the dining room. Very nice waiter. Helped us pronounce dishes correctly. We enjoyed patacones... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: BocaGrande, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6653861

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?