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Restaurante Donde Olano

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Calle Santo Domingo 33-81 | Centro, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 5 6647099
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

Nice old house with two different sitting places, a courtyard or an inside dining room with AC. Food was delicious, I ordered lobster and it was great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Liliana E
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

On top of the main courses, the starters were awesome: fish nuggets and crab claws. Small and cozy environment and excellent attention form the waitresses. Totally recommended.

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Medellin, Colombia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This restaurant is a must in Cartagena. They serve amazing creole food. It is a tiny place (10 tables inside and 4-5 in a courtyard), so you cannot find a place if you don't book in advance.

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Panama City, Panama
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This restaurant really gave me a flash back when I was in Haiti long time ago, It has a very special dishes to enjoy, not to metion the people that serves me, they were very kind always paying attention to make your dinner special, fully recommended

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Do not miss this exceptional restaurant. Even looking at the menu makes you hungry to start tasting the delicious looking fish menu-such a variety of locally caught seafood and all so beautifully presented.

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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice old house with two different sitting places, a courtyard or an inside dining room with AC. Food was delicious, I ordered lobster and it was great!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My wife passed by the day before and noticed they had a 25,000 p lunch deal posted outside. Main course, sides , beverage and dessert. The entree changes daily. Good thing she snapped a photo Went there the next day and no sign outside even though the day before (Thursday) they listed the special for Friday . When we were... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Dining at Donde Olano was fine, but not the most memorable meal of the trip to Cartagena. The outdoor patio was lovely, though the Frank Sinatra music wasn't necessarily fitting for the setting. The food was tasty and the drinks were strong, however, I didn't know what I was eating since they did not have an English menu and no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The restaurant has a fantastic location ( next to plaza Santo Domingo). The dishes are very good specially the coconut rice. I think you can improve your menu adding local appetizers like patacones, yuca and suero

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Don't be scared away by having to walk through a little shop to get into the courtyard restaurant. It was a great atmosphere to eat in....cool and breezy, and the food was awesome. Its Creole-French-Colombian food which was a unique compared to a lot of the other meals we had in Cartagena. It definitely is one of the finer restaurants... More 

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Buen dia, Es una experiencia agradable encontrar un restaurante amable comer bien y sentirse a gusto, nos alegra que hayan... More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

In the midst of many restaurants catering to the tourist crowd, Olano stands out far above the rest. Once I found this place, it was the only place I ate for my eight days in Cartagena. Not only is the food superb, but the ambiance and the service is truly wonderful. Every day was like coming home...one was treated like... More 

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Thankyou, It was a pleasure to have you around and have enjoyed our food and service, you are very wellcome any time..we hope to see you soon.. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Santo Domingo 33-81 | Centro, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6647099

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Caribbean
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?