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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 13
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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
Very good restaurant

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Ivan David L
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Publi O, Gerente at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review
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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 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 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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Publi O, Gerente at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review

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 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My husband and I wandered into Donde Olano today , enticed by the delightful courtyard seating on a hot but breezy afternoon and throughly enjoyed the dining experience. We had the ceviche de covina which was a large enough portion for lunch; the pate de campagne served with deicious balsamic grilled onions and slivered pickle ( good appetizer to share)... More 

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Publi O, Gerente at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review

It is a pleasure that you have enjoyed, we still working to make the best for aour clients..thanks for visitin us. I see you next time.. Cris restaurante donde Olano cartagena de Indias More 

Sheffielduk
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154 reviews 154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I note that a previous contributor describes entering 'through the kitchen'. This is because the restaurant fills the whole depth of the block. If one approaches the main entrance it is not the case. We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel. It is mildly sophisticated for Cartagena if not by US or European standards. It is however a pleasant... More 

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Bogota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I strongly recommend the "Zeus" dish! Amazing!!!! Lovely restaurant, great staff, and excellent location!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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79 reviews 79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Terrible. Ordered a plate of ocutpus, I just got a plate with some ridiculous small pieces of octopus. Asked for change the plate. Ordered a file mignon, Terrible, No taste.

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Albany, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Place that probably had better times. Entrance is through the kitchen. Service is friendly but unprofessional. Many of the wines in Wine List were not available. Food was poorly presented. Taste is nothing to write home about.

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Bogota, Colombia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I strongly recommend the shrimp plate taht consist on 5 different preparation of shrimp with the respective sauces

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This small and charming restaurant is located in the old city of Cartagena, Colombia. The menu is based on creole cuisine which is typical caribbean style fused with classic french cuisine; with fish as its main ingredient accompanied with coconut milk, plantains and many other local ingredients. The best dish I've had here is the lobster "Brigitte", it is simply... 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: Caribbean, French
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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