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Kiva

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Contemporary, South American, Colombian
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Carrera 105 #14-58 | Local 4 Ciudad Jardin, Cali, Colombia
+57 2 3161853
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A little hidden culinary gem!!

A restaurant that to my surprise does not enjoy of the popularity, as other restaurants in the city... Fantastic high cuisine with not so high cuisine ingredients. The owner Catalina Velez is a Gourmet channel correspondent, with multiple awards and a fantastic ability to create something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A restaurant that to my surprise does not enjoy of the popularity, as other restaurants in the city... Fantastic high cuisine with not so high cuisine ingredients. The owner Catalina Velez is a Gourmet channel correspondent, with multiple awards and a fantastic ability to create something completely new with everyday Colombian ingredients. I strongly recommend not ordering a main dish,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Dinner was perfect. Absolutely fabulous flavors, outstanding food, beautiful presentations. The récipes were original and unforgettable. Each plate had a combination of balanced ingredients where you could find delicate cuts of meat, fish, tuna, shrimp, duck or lamb, done at their right point, with perfectly achieved sauces and garnishing, including those with local ingredients used at their perfection.

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Pereira, Colombia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We had a mixed experience form this visit. Tjhe owner previously had a similar lounge restaurant which we loved an frequented in 2004 and 2005. Now the restaurant changed a lot on the interior and a little on the menu repertoire, but unfortunately we happened to go there at an evening where the good chef was not present. The price... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Had a meal there one, and sadly I needed to go back to England, but if not that, I would definitely would come there again. Fantastic food, lovely service and definitely worth all money I paid for my food. It wasnt expensive for us, but I think, that is a big amount of money for Cali people. Anyway, I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting menu, lentils and ravioli were excellent. Disappointed by the tuna eith macadamia nut.

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Good seafood and quality cuts of meat are the basis for some very creative creations. Everything was delicious - just stay away from the unremarkable baby octopus. The service caps off the special experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had the chance to go there last night. Excellent food and service. Had the salmon with passion fruit sauce to start and then my wife had the seared tuna with macadamia crust, red currant sauce and a plátano cake. I had the chicken wrapped with chorizo and a beer sauce with maíz cake. Both were really good but the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The food is to die for, the place is very romantic, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Must pay a visit if you are in Cali.

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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Amazing restaurant and definitely worth the trip from the opposite end of the city! Every dish on the menu incorporates local food, fruits, flavours and traditional cooking with innovation and creativity. Chicken glazed in chorizo in a reduction of beer served with sweetcorn mash, tuna steak in a macademia crust are just a couple of the amazing selection of mains... More 

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Aguas Calientes, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

The mix of local fruits flavors and great surf and turf. I loved the Tuna with Macadamia crust. You should not leave without tasting the chocolate icecream with chilli peper touch

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrera 105 #14-58 | Local 4 Ciudad Jardin, Cali, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Valle del Cauca Department  >  Cali
  • Phone Number: +57 2 3161853

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, South American, Colombian

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