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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 135
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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 18
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service

Not much into French-Creole fussion cuisine but these Shrimp with Maracujá sauce, more than expected. While waiting for my dish to arrive, the kind waitress had me try an Onion Marmalade, def not the type of combination you're used to, but surprised, just awesome! Have your meal in the courtyard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
PauloSalasMonje
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much into French-Creole fussion cuisine but these Shrimp with Maracujá sauce, more than expected. While waiting for my dish to arrive, the kind waitress had me try an Onion Marmalade, def not the type of combination you're used to, but surprised, just awesome! Have your meal in the courtyard... soft french music, nice balconies and plants to look around.

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Thank PauloSalasMonje
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my mom's fave restaurants in Cartagena. She recommended it on our last visit this past December. First, there is a sign stating that the food serve is "creole fusion" cuisine. I can tell you this much: The menu mainly features seafood with a variety of sauces (garlic, tamarind, lemon, tomatoe) and the common dish on the... More 

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Thank Mellizano
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We ate in the courtyard and it was nice. This is a good choice if you want Colombian food. Menu was only in Spanish. Prices are very reasonable.

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Thank jacqueliner490
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a place to have lunch, we stumble upon "Donde Olano". Nice place, with an internal patio and very simple decorations. Then we ordered lunch and Wow!!! Great Food and probably the best bang for the buck in Cartagena. Don't miss it.

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Thank Roman C
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the "Tentaciones Zeus" dish. Disputes it was a good meal, I believe the portions were not in balance with the price of the dish, the calamari were not so good, and I felt that the lobster was slightly overcooked.

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Thank Juan A
Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We stumbled on this great restaurant while in Cartagena. The inside of teh restaurant was beautiful and the AC a welcome reprieve from the heat. We ordered the fish in lemon sauce and it did not disappoint. The beer was freezer cold!! Great little hideaway.

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Thank Margaret7242
Puerto Rico
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Although at first we were told it was closed, it was around 3pm, immediately were accepted in. Great creole food, all six of us had a great meal, most had really tender pieces of beef, the robalo was really tender and the spaghetti with fish and seafood was very tasty as well. For dessert they only had two options a... More 

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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant once and really liked it. You can either seat outside in the garden area or inside, where there're just a few tables. They serve creole dishes, simple but very tasty. We had seafood stew and shrimps in a cognac creamy sauce, both with coconut rice and a bottle of wine. The bill came up... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank JCBetancourt13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Sergio O

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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: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?