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LA CUEVA, Restaurante Bar

Calle 59, Barranquilla, Colombia
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Ranked #13 of 129 restaurants in Barranquilla
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Barranquilla, Colombia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Very gentle people working in this piece of culture of Colombia. Food is great, very well served, abundant and cheap compared to European or North American standards. One fish entry, 2 main dishes and 4 beers, 70000 pesos, almost 35 dollars. During dinner an orchestra has been playing typical carnival music live. People dancing everywhere. Alicia Padilla a lovely hostess... More

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Nelson, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

If you are a fan of literature then this is the place to go. Garcia Marquis, One Hundred Years of Solitude won the Nobel prize. The food is good also.

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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

A medium size restaurant with live music, we just had wine so cannot comment on the food. We arrived to late to eat something since the kitchen closes at 10PM. The area where it is located used to be a good one but is not the best nowadays.

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gulfcoast florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Such a fun visit to La Cueva, hangout for Gabriel Garcia-Marquez and many of his lierary/artistic group. Food is fine, atmosphere is wonderful. I am so glad I went.

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

I really liked this restaurant. I don't know if it is only on Saturday nights but they had a live salsa band which was cool. The service was decent and the food was fantastic. The only negatives might be the location which was a little to the south so they have to have a guy standing guard at the door... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

it's a very nice place where you can eat and have a nice time learning about the place where the main writers of north coast of Colombia gathered. Nice food

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012 via mobile

entertaining, different and at a good price. Appetizers to share and cocktails for all tastes, good music too!

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Quito, Ecuador
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Ask the waiter to show you the video of Gabriel García Marquez and show you the especial pictures with Rafael Escalona they have; life shows on friday's, you will find more people after 8 PM.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

We've been to La Cueva a few times in the past couple of years. We take friends visiting from overseas - it's a lovely old place with a great past. Such a shame that they don't do more with it... the food is pretty bad, the band plays only at the weekend and only for a very short time, lighting... More

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Miami, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

This is one of the places that definitely if you're in Barranquilla, you have to go! It's a really nice restaurant with a awesome background, actually inside there is a small room where you can whatch a short movie about its history. I recommend to order: Picada La Marinera (for 2 or 3 people) Cocktail Mangarita (Margarita made with mango)

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