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La Catedral

Cuesta de la Baronesa, s/n, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
+34 868 06 65 58
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Ranked #1 of 220 restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $38
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: FOOD AND DRINKS WITH A LOT TO TELLHistoric property dating from the 19th century which lies above the CARTAGENA ROMAN THEATRE,in where if you give us 20min one of our waiters will take you on a guided tour and explain the stories behind the decoration and the archaeological research while you enjoy an appetiser on the house.COMIDA Y COPAS CON MUCHA HISTORIAEl inmueble del s.XIX se encuentra situado sobre el TEATRO ROMANO DE CARTAGENA, y si nos conceden 20min uno de nuestros camareros les acompanara en una visita guiada y les explicara tanto la decoracion como los restos arqueologicos hallados, mientras disfrutan de un aperitivo servido por la casa.
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St Helens, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Everything you want from a restaurant. I visited la catedral twice, lunch and evening meal with my partner and two young daughters. The food is excellent, the environment is amazing due to the unusual way the old building has been restored with glass floors uncovering artefacts from the roman times. My daughters loved looking down the well. The service and... More

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Northern Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After going on tripadvisor to find activities for Cartagena we came across reviews for Restaurante La Cathedral. What a find! We emailed Pablo to book a table and he emailed straight back with a confirmation. The food was fantastic. I had the orange salad which was delicious followed by Tempura of Cod. The cost was very reasonable and make sure... More

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PabloO589, Propietario at La Catedral, responded to this review

Dear guest, So nice to know that we responded to your tripadvisor expectations...this is always a bit of a challenge!!! Thank you very much for your visit, as it is always a pleasure to attend our customers to the best of our capabilities and of course take them on our guided tour. Hope to see you soon, Pablo More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We've been twice in the last 3 weeks to this restaurant, as well as recommending other friends to go. All the meals have been fantastic. The decor is great, the staff really helpful and pleasant . Also the owner has come over and said hello on both occasions. This is a well run business. The friends who went also loved... More

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PabloO589, Propietario at La Catedral, responded to this review

Hello Bill, What can I say??...thank you and thank you for coming again and again, and of course for recommending La Catedral to your friends.....it is not always easy, but it is alwyas a pleasure, to be able tu fulfill our customers expectations. I love spending some time with my customers, not only to say hello, but even a little... More

Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The owner has put 9 years of his life into this restaurant, in his words the restaurant is "my wife and my children". The pride shows in the food, the service and the interior. Built on top of roman ruins, the glass floor reveals small sceneries of past history, but the main focus is and should be on the plentiful... More

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PabloO589, Propietario at La Catedral, responded to this review

Dear Pelle, As you said, it is very true that this is kind of my children, as I opened the old place when it was a pizzeria 25 years ago!!!, and after all the job done in here it is really important for all of us to make people feel the love and the passion put on the food, the... More

Felbridge, United Kingdom
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234 reviews 234 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were staying in Cartagena overnight so booked this restaurant based on TA reviews. Our table was booked for 9pm on a Sunday night and we were the first to arrive that evening, but the restaurant was soon full. Our waiter was very enthusiastic, spoke good English and was also very helpful when ordering. What is classified as starters on... More

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PabloO589, Propietario at La Catedral, responded to this review

Dear Madam, We are plased that by following the TA reviews, you have enjoyed both the food and our service, including the little guided tour. So thank you very much for choosing us for this ocasion and for your nice and positive comment....Hope I will see you again soon, All the best till then , Pablo More

St. Petersburg, Russia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Made a booking for lunch and just arrived back from eating there. Firstly the food is amazing. Secondly, the staff are truly friendly and nice - not a put on for the tourists. They spoke English very well so I don't know what that other reviewer was talking about. Thirdly, the building itself is fantastic - the decor, the view... More

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PabloO589, Propietario at La Catedral, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you very much for writing your impressions this way, it is always a plasure to receive such a nice feedback. And what to say about your recommendations to the whole "universe"???.....well, I really hope everybody in this world will come to enjoy our place......but, please, not all at the same time!!! Hope to see you again ,... More

Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife, I and a colleague had an absolutely delicious dinner at La Catedral early on a Tuesday night from 8:30pm when the restaurant start serving dinner. We had fried meagre and chillies dish, and a spicy octopus and prawns dish for starters. The servings were large enough to satisfy the three of us and taste so good that not... More

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PabloO589, Propietario at La Catedral, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you very much for choosing La Catedral for your early dinner with friends, we always put all our efforts to satisfy them , so it is a pleasure when we got it. I hope we will see you again soon, and if you return with some other friends do not forget about the little tour around the... More

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I can only describe this restaurant as stunning, in a great setting. The staff are very helpful and informative and will take you on a tour for free, there are glass floors above the old roman remains and you can stand on the glass looking down into an 11 metre well. We only had time for a bottle of wine... More

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PabloO589, Propietario at La Catedral, responded to this review

Hi Debbie, Thank you very much for your short visit, as it is always a pleasure to provoke someone this sensation . I hope you will enjoy our food as much when you are back later this year. All the best until then, Pablo More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and it did not disappoint. From the moment we walked through the door the staff were friendly and helpful. Drinks and menus arrived quickly, the menu was interesting with some classic dishes but with a twist! Both meals - stroganoff and Iberian Secret (Pork) were amazing, well presented and excellent quality. The meal... More

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PabloO589, Propietario at La Catedral, responded to this review

Dear Madam, It makes us feel really happy to have fulfilled your expectations after this recommendation by your local hotel, and we have to thank you not only for your visit but for your own recommendation as well. So, even when you have tried and enjoyed some of our most well-known dishes, as the Iberian Secret and the Strogonoff, I... More

Rossendale, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had been told of this restaurant whilst in France visiting friends, so when next back in Spain went to Cartagena to find this restaurant What a find, just below the excavated Roman amphitheatre. and next to the shell of the old Cartagena cathedral, which was bombed in the Civil war. The restaurant interior is beautiful, the food is fantastic... More

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PabloO589, Propietario at La Catedral, responded to this review

Dear Sir, So nice to know that our restaurant was recommended to you in France!!!...but even more that you visited Cartagena because of that. Thank you very much for enjoying with us, and for your last recommendation about booking. Hope to see you both again soon, Pablo More

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