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Calle Puerta de Murcia, 14, 30201 Cartagena, Spain
+34 968500011
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8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Gourmet tapas

Very fresh and good tapas in sizeable portions, great value, service excellent. Other than fried, they didn't have any fresh boquerones which was unusual. However, they had a selection of what I would call gourmet tapas which looked amazing. Definetly recommend for those wishing to eat the best of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
TrekkingWhiteTiger
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Scotland
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Scotland
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100 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Very fresh and good tapas in sizeable portions, great value, service excellent. Other than fried, they didn't have any fresh boquerones which was unusual. However, they had a selection of what I would call gourmet tapas which looked amazing. Definetly recommend for those wishing to eat the best of tapas.

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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were redommended this place by our hotel, for a very late lunch on a very lazy Sunday afternoon. The service and the tapas were great, even if the waiters' English was even less than ours. And the location is perfect, in the middel of the pedestrian area.

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Catral, Spain
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

On a weekend in Cartagena ,our party of 8 arrived for lunch at about 2pm.the restaurant was busy but a table was found in a corner and we were quickly served drinks...lovely house red wine and jugs of beer.we all ordered from the menu del dia which proved great value at €10 app. really nice salad with lots of tuna... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

1,5 hour waiting for main course is unacceptable! Unless you are happy to enjoy the bread which was served after 20 min of making the order. Starters came in a different time for party of 6 and were not impressive either. I would rank this place is more like a gamble. We've definitely lost this time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Went in here on spec as one of the guys I was with had been before. Excellent service, great food and real value. Everything tasted great. That's my overriding memory. It's the taste of the food in Spain (and Italy for that matter). Tomatoes taste like tomatoes. Everything tastes like it should. A memorable meal.

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Cartagena, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is one of the most typical places in Cartagena. Really well located downtown, it is a good restaurant to try food in the old way. They have a wide range of different tapas and main dishes. The product is fresh and carefuly treated. Do not expect anything exciting, but if you want to try Spanish food, that's the place.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I wish we hadn't bothered! I had a Caesar salad and it was vile, it was basically a load of lettuce with slightly pink old chicken and a pool of what tasted like blue cheese sauce, it smelled really bad too. Non of our food came together and we couldn't wait to leave the dark and dingy restaurant with the... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great tapas, we visited Cartagena on a cruise. What great food at a really good price, very clean and great service will definitely go back if we ever visit the town again.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately the service was terrible when we went there. We stopped there for some quick tapas. It took the waitress almost an hour to serve all three - the last one came with the receipt - not because it was so busy but because she had forgotten several times. Also, this place is very popular with tourists, no locals in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Absolutely terrible service today, waitress was completely uninterested and rude. A mistake was made with the order but she did not care and just walked away. Absolutely no effort was made to make our meal enjoyable. I will never go back here!

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Additional Information about La Tartana

Address: Calle Puerta de Murcia, 14, 30201 Cartagena, Spain
Phone Number: +34 968500011
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Region of Murcia  >  Cartagena
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Puerta de Murcia, 14, 30201 Cartagena, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Region of Murcia  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +34 968500011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm

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