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Restaurante Bar Burukuka

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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Colombian
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Carrera 1 Calle 1 Rodadero | Entrada por Edificio Cascadas del Rodadero, Santa Marta, Colombia
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu 22:00 - 03:00
Fri 12:00 - 03:00
Sat 22:00 - 03:00
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Place is in an amazing location and food was great. Service was terrbile, though; we had to get up and fetch our requests from the bar three times because waiters "forgot" (and today was a Tuesday so there was about a waiter per used table). It made us want to rush out and have a nightcap somewhere else. Bummer.

Thank camilosanin
Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Burukuka is sitting on a cliff with an awesome 180 view facing open water and the famous beach Rodadero. I came uo there to surprise my girlfriend with a romantic dinner. Whilest enjoying the location I was sort of unsatisfied with the food. There was no artistic note to it and not a single characteristic that would made me come... More 

Thank Thomas K
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is up the hill. You get a nice view of the whole beach of Rodadero. The food is good however we were a bit disappointed by the service that wasn't top notch. Overall great place for dinner!

Thank Loic G
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't find a better sunset view! Meal was great. Great waitstaff. A little pricey but worth the little extra for all the little extras!! Will go again.

Thank BR M
Kingston, Canada
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156 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

THE place to sip from a great range of drinks and watch the sunset from this fantastic hilltop restuarant and bar. Super friendly staff made excellent recommendations from a comprehensive menu. The fish dishes were amazing, with great sauces and accompaniments. Same goes for meat and poutry. The views all around, down to Rodedero (which looks way better from the... More 

Thank Roseanne B
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Nice view. Cosy restaurant. My Lamb was well cooked. A bit pricey for the area I guess. Nice for a meal at the end of the trip or for a romantic dinner.

Thank Kent E
Houston, Texas, United States
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The view of the Caribbean coast is spectacular from the baranda, the drinks strong and the food very good

Thank Angela P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

They have an amazing view in this place, service is good, however the food used to be better years ago. It's still good but not such the best place to eat

Thank adriarenas28
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

It has the best view of El Rodadero, the food is good as well as the service. The best time to visit is before sunset or at night were all the lights from El Rodadero will be visible. It tends to get really crowded at night, specially during the holidays. If you want to party until next morning, it might... More 

Thank Angela G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The Only reason this place is open is because of the view. The fish was cooked so salty we had to send it back and that was after we waited 50 minutes for it to arrive. Don't waste your time. Go to Di Vino or Ouzo.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, South American, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
22:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
22:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 1 Calle 1 Rodadero | Entrada por Edificio Cascadas del Rodadero, Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Magdalena Department  >  Santa Marta District  >  Santa Marta
  • Phone Number: 4223080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?