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Antigua Contemporanea Cafe

Calle 2 #9-08 B, Cali, Colombia
8936809
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Ranked #23 of 212 Restaurants in Cali
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Visited on a Saturday night. The frog's enchanting sounds will welcome you (yes, they have live small frogs in the indoors garden), while you walk around the Zen Ambiance admiring the water flowing and antiques that are for sale. What a place to have character! Then the food, try the blackberry and soursop (guanábana) juice. The blend is soothing. Crispy... More

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Cali, Colombia
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I went there for the first time last month and chose an outdoorsy type of table, and were pleasingly surprised by the service and the quality of the food. Unfortunately, we did not have any drinks, but the bar was enticing enough - and so is the boutique with items and trinkets from all over the world, particularly Asian.

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cali
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The food is good but the value is poor youll have to bring 50 dollars person to have a good time. The style and deco are great but is not a place tou can visit even once in a month.

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Oxford, OH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We ate twice here in Calì - the decor, the ambience, the food, the service (especially from Lucho!) were all absolutely outstanding. The plates are large - two can easily share - we had the shrimp...and the Lomo Contemporaneo. Wine was also excellent.

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Bogota, Colombia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Went there with three friends, they looked at us from head to toe and decided they didn't have space for us. It is the perfect expression of the kind of classism/racism that only Colombians are capable of.

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San Juan, PR
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Antigua Contemporanea is located in the San Antonio neighborhood, a slice of the "old Cali" located very conveniently near downtown and the city's Norte neighborhoods, where you can go and walk around (sans watch and iPhone, etc., as there is street crime), to see the local hipsters mix it up with artists. Many small restaurants have opened here, taking advantage... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This was really a surprise. Finding this rustique restaurant with a fairly advanced menu in Cali gave us a terrific evening. Established in and old house where the seating was anywhere in the building and outside gave it an authenticity rarely found. At the same time the place served as a tourist information boutique and also had on display a... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stumbled upon this gorgeous gem whilst looking around San Antonio for somewhere to eat. The inside decor & atmosphere is just amazing! The staff were super helpful & friendly & managed to get us a table even though they were fully booked. The food was out of this world and extremely reasonable prices. After living in Colombia for 3... More

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Bogota, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Usually I rate restaraunts according to the quality of the food. In this case, the recomendation is based on the place more than the food. It's a very beautiful house, decorated with lots of details, water fountains, ponds and amazing things. It's worth seeing it. The food is good, without being the best I've had, it could eb a bit... More

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Amazing atmosphere, an antique restaurant you might say. Excellent location in San Antonio and a spectacular meal. a full course dinner of 8, very good service. Great decor and atmosphere. Needs better parking space.

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