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La Vitrola

Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6600711
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (45 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (21 reviews)
“coconut pie” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Colombian
Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot understand why this restaurant is revered as one of the most popular in Cartagena. Four of us ate there this week and were thoroughly unimpressed. First, the positives: The band was good and created a nice vibrant atmosphere. Our server was "fine". Neither...More

Thank Senor_Garrick
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambiance is fantastic: the "son cubano" live music is super! I like to people watch and have the band near me so sitting in the tables near the front door is ideal. Best not to sit in the back. Food is ok. I returned...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Live band, wonderful service, great food, fantastic atmosphere. At some point we got up and danced- it was magical. On the more formal side for Cartagena, men have to wear long pants, no shorts allowed. People get dressed nicely in general to go here, but...More

Thank Travellina1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner based on the rave reviews. We made reservations a week ahead of time as I've heard the place gets full quickly, so reservations are a must! The bread to start was amazing, we actually saw the baker bring the fresh bread...More

Thank supersums
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed the restaurant so much we ate here twice during our visit to Cartagena. We loved the food, atmospere and service of this outstanding restaurant. Highly recommend!

Thank KD1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were three of us in Cartagena for the day and one of our party had read about this restaurant. The welcome was warm and genuine. What a cosy place this was with very friendly and efficient staff. To start we shared a Tuna Tar...More

Thank Takapuna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well located inside the walled-city, La Vitrola is a classy place for that special dinner in Cartagena. However, book in advance as reservations are difficult to obtain. Also note that a dress-code is in place (e.g. shorts not allowed). The environment is beautiful, the place...More

Thank Nadmar01
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome restaurant great drinks great food, great service, great environment. The restaurant has life music and it is located in the best place of cartagena.

Thank Jose A
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I'm vegetarian (not vegan not pescatarian not flexitarian) and choices are a bit limited. But pasta with veggies was fantastic. Boyfriend had beef tenderloin which he said was excellent. Coconut pie is amazing. Drinks were great. Service was excellent. Band was perfect. Make reservations and...More

Thank F S
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We ate here after our second night. We had enquired the night before, and received a reservation for the following evening, and were told to dress appropriately (men in long slacks and collared shirt, women not in beach attire). The atmosphere is lovely, with great...More

Thank rick2619
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Questions & Answers
30 March 2016|
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Response from MSYep | Reviewed this property |
There is a band but I know it as a restaurant, not just a bar. Make sure you have a reservation
Lizza B
25 January 2016|
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Response from OGUARDO | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it takes reservations
Adrien P
31 March 2015|
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Response from mhorton44 | Reviewed this property |
You can sit at the bar at any time as long as it is not more than two or three people. Other choice would be to get a table and have appetizers. I am sure they would not mind, but it does get busy later in the evening... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$50
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6600711
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