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Address: Calle Media Luna and Calle del Guerrero | Getsemaní, Cartagena, Colombia
Phone Number: 011-57/315-690-2566
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Thu - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 am

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Live salsa, a bit cramped for dancing

We came here to dance. We arrived early so we sat at a table and ordered the required one drink each (in addition to a 10 mil cover on a Wednesday), but ended up having a few more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
JessPfisterer
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We came here to dance. We arrived early so we sat at a table and ordered the required one drink each (in addition to a 10 mil cover on a Wednesday), but ended up having a few more to get up the courage. The drinks were really great, and the atmosphere was really nice as well. The band started around... More 

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Cartagena, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fun place for a drink. Be careful around this area that your "Happy Hour" drink IS IN FACT a Happy Hour drink, we had a problem with the bar opposite

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New York City, New York
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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My girlfriend and I went there on a Saturday at midnight after a delicious cocktail next door at El Laboratorio, and we really had a great time! There was a live band playing Salsa and everyone was dancing around them. It was really nice to see this great vibe coming from the crowd around us!

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Bogota, Colombia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Honestly, I didn't think I would enjoy this place as much as I did. It alway seemed a bit touristy. But a place like this deserves at least one visit. We arrived at 10:30 on a Saturday night. the place was getting very full but we were fortunate to get one of the last tables. The band didn't start playing... More 

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NY
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A few years ago I rated this place a 5, so on booking a second trip to Cartagena I was looking forward to another night out at Cafe Havana. The website said it all: February 13, 2015, Orquesta Manhattan dirigida por el maestro Néstor Bermúde. Great! (so I thought). First I spent a few hours of preparation by downing cheap... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I liked the Pina Colada at this place. It is very conveniently located close to other bars and restaurants.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Great Cuban live music all night, very typical place similar to places in Cuba, great atmosphere, price quality ration very very good. A must visit if you are looking for night life and dancing.

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Bogota, Colombia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Bad service: waiters who didn't even want to give us a table at first. Live music was good but took ages between sets. Near drains so overwhelming smell of sewage. Continually unpleasant service. Music good but atmosphere so lacking that the waiters had to encourage people to dance...in Colombia?!?? Waiters took our drinks before we finished. Creepy place...wouldn't set foot... More 

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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Cartagena doesn't do tourist traps well. Just like Cafe Del Mar, we decided to go just bc we had read so many articles about it and the reviews on Trip Advisor were generally good. We went on a Thursday at 11:00pm as that's when we were told the band would start. We paid the 15,000 entry fee per person and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is definitely the best bar in Cartagena as far as atmosphere goes. Always crowded, live band, great Cuban-themed decoration (legitimately Cuban, not Communist propaganda Cuban). The cover is expensive, but its worth it for the live music which will get you dancing. Only problem is that it's a bit too crowded, so if dancing is your thing, you're going... More 

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