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Nena Lela

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Italian, Pasta
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Carrera 49C | # 75-47, Barranquilla, Colombia
3680020
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious antipasto and Italian food

Very good quality of ingredients and preparation of both antipasto and dishes. Service is acceptable when it is crowded, but then the food helps forget any inconvenient. The decoration resembles a typical Neapolitan neighborhood which helps complete an excellent overall experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2014
Ana D
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Bogota, Colombia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bogota, Colombia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Very good quality of ingredients and preparation of both antipasto and dishes. Service is acceptable when it is crowded, but then the food helps forget any inconvenient. The decoration resembles a typical Neapolitan neighborhood which helps complete an excellent overall experience.

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Clearwater FL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I live in Clearwater FL but I am from Barranquilla and one thing that I miss more from my beautiful city is Nena Lela's food, it is delicious. The flavor has never changed since I was a little boy. I will recommend it to any person that wants to try excellent traditional italian food. It never gets old!

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Brampton, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had a great time on this restaurant, family owned and keeping perfection to details all the way through. We make reservations and save some time for the waiting time. The wines chart is amazing, you can have a good wine for a reasonable price, or even try the bottle, you will be not dissapointed. Whatever pasta you order is... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Above address is now used only for special events and group parties. They have changed their location to Buenavista 2 on the 4th floor. Remember this is Colombia and to get the same quality, choice and competitiveness as in North America, just forget it. In the slow times, between 3pm and maybe up to 5 or 6 pm, they have... More 

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Tampere
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

I was raised in Barranquilla so Ive been familiar with this restaurant all my life. Few dishes are quite ok (even for Italian standards) However, you might be disappointed. especially if you take the tortellini. The salad bar might also have both good and bad surprises.. However, the service is ok.. Not too expensive..

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

I visited the location in the mall, Buenavista. Atmosphere was great, lots of people, and live music. Service was okay, managers on the floor checking on customers. This food might be good for local standards but coming from the US it isn't. The lasagna was cold. My fettuccini Alfredo did not taste like Alfredo. My pasta did not come with... More 

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Colombia, South America
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

This is an excellent restaurant, the service is very good and the food is great.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Great place, but make sure you have them break down you meal, because they charged a party of five 100,000 pesos more, until we decided to question the bills authenticity. They tried to give the total to us without showing the breakdown. Luckily we had a translator watching out for us. Good food though, and I do not think it... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2009

I will always eat here every time I am in town, wonderful place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2008

exelente pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrera 49C | # 75-47, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Atlantico Department  >  Barranquilla
  • Phone Number: 3680020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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