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LA CUEVA, Restaurante Bar

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Calle 59 Con Carrera 43 | En la Cueva Comienza El Recreo, Barranquilla, Colombia
3409813-3790342
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
restaurant with great character

I loved this restaurant. It is full of character and so many stories associated with its literary clientele that it has created its own museum and film. Great food and service - strongly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
ben k
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I loved this restaurant. It is full of character and so many stories associated with its literary clientele that it has created its own museum and film. Great food and service - strongly recommended.

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Paris, France
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A very nice restaurant with a very friendly staff and a great welcoming. The food is good but not so sophisticated ! It's like a nice place with a very good atmosphere with live music and laugh in a "museum" decor.

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Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My boyfriend's family took me here my first night that I was in Barranquilla and it was definitely a good choice. There's lots of cool history and you get to see and know a lot. The food was really good, but it's the history and atmosphere that are worth a visit!

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 59 Con Carrera 43 | En la Cueva Comienza El Recreo, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Atlantico Department  >  Barranquilla
  • Phone Number: 3409813-3790342
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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