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El Bistro

Centro Historico Calle 4 - 46, Cartagena 130010, Colombia
+57 5 6602065
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (25 reviews)
“paella” (20 reviews)
“tapas” (16 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
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Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Centro Historico Calle 4 - 46, Cartagena 130010, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was fine, nothing special though. Service was really slow even though there was only a couple of other tables with people at them - but they still added a 10% tip to the bill

Thank SMWelli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal in Cartagena so far. The place is quiet and cozy. Great atmosphere, the service is a little slow but definitely worth it. Daily specials are really good, lobster tails and curry stew were specially good.

Thank DianaDuranA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far the best food we ate in Colombia. Both the salmon and beef tenderloin was presented beautifully and tasted wonderful. Staff including Claudia who spoke good English were great and friendly Keep doing what you are doing

Thank ChrisBark
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

After walking all over the old city and getting lost- head here for a cold beer or mojito! Free wifi and cute decor- it's the perfect place to sit for a bit before you head back out in the heat!!

Thank Meeshmartin
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The menu changes daily. The staff is attentive and open to special requests. Food is delicious and beautiful in presentation. Able to accommodate a group of 6 without a wait.

Thank gina1030
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Went on a Friday night the place seems pretty dead around 7:00pm. Curious why there was no one here. The food itself was great especially for he price. I ordered the Pork ribs and was tasty. The house tea is worth a try as well,...More

Thank Erasmo M
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I been costumer for a while, never disappointed. You will find something new everyday, I love the way the chef mixes the international food with local products.!!

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We were in Cartagena for 6 days, we stopped in here every afternoon for a cool down and some beers, it became our pub. The staff are great, prices very good. And we had the best dish we've had in Cartagena right here. There fish...More

Thank RafyM
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We had very good lunch at El Bistro, and for less than 20 000 pesos which is not quite common in center Cartagena. I definitely recommend if you are tired of expensive junk food. You will find a relax atmosphere with good home food at...More

Thank ecreled
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We found this place a little bit overrated - I guess they get much attention because they are mentioned in Lonely planet. We came here twice, the first time the waitress was excellent & translated the daily menu for us to English, but the second...More

Thank bystrusa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Historico Calle 4 - 46, Cartagena 130010, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6602065
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