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Restaurante Donde Olano

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Calle Santo Domingo | Centro, Cartagena 0057, Colombia
035 6647099
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 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
Atmospheric restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
indefatigable
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Sheffielduk
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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220 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Reviewer
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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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have visited Onde Olano in the past. This experience was even better through the services of Hember (I believe that's how you spell the name). He was extremely friendly and accommodating of my mother's diet needs - always with a smile and can-do attitude. The food as always is excellent and fresh. Be careful: the bread is fantastic and... More 

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Barranquilla
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Olano´s place serves good food, the service is okay, but unfortunately the restaurant does not count on sufficient guests to make it pleasant (unless you like close quarters). When it fills up the air conditioner (a necessary evil considering the humidity and heat of Cartagena) is not enough, and it adds to the discomfort. Perhaps when there are few customers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Santo Domingo | Centro, Cartagena 0057, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: 035 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?