We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Santisimo

Certificate of Excellence
Gastropub
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Calle Del Torno # 39 - 76, Cartagena, Colombia
(57+) 5 6601532
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 809 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 425
    Excellent
  • 228
    Very good
  • 105
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best food in Cartagena

If you want to enjoy a very delicious meal this is the place! Food is delicious and the price is adequate. Staff is really friendly and always pay attention to your needs. The environment is good and relaxed. I LOVE this restaurant. For me is the best restaurant in Cartagena.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Ivy C
,
Medellin, Colombia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

809 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Medellin, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

If you want to enjoy a very delicious meal this is the place! Food is delicious and the price is adequate. Staff is really friendly and always pay attention to your needs. The environment is good and relaxed. I LOVE this restaurant. For me is the best restaurant in Cartagena.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Ate lunch at this delightful restaurant, along with 10 other people, and everyone was raving about their meals and how close to perfection they were. My steak was prepared to a perfect medium. Only the medium wasn't just in the center of the large piece of beef, but medium on the outside as well. Still not sure how they did... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Apparently, Peruvian good has taken over the Cartagena's restaurants. Èl Santisimo, although not advertised as Peruvian, it has a lot of influence. Food was well prepared, nicely shown, only critic is that they abuse cilantro in all dishes. Deserts were delicious and service very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I was not impressed with the restaurant. The service was not good and the food was average. There are probably many other better restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coppell, Texas
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My family of four were in Bogota and found a recommendation for this restaurant in the Spanish-language edition of the NY Times 36 Hours series. My wife really wanted to eat there, I didn't. First, the place is really attractive and unique. The name comes from the original restaurant that was in this space previously. The decor is interesting with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great value if you get the 2hours open bar plus appetizer + entree + dessert for 100mil pesos (around 40usd) but service was super slow!! Took forever to get orders, to get food, to get drink rifilled and by the time we wanted the check we almost had to grab somebody that was already making tables for next day. Food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Good food and good service.Good price for value and they offer package deals for dinner.Located close across from Santa Clara.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Ordering al a carte is expensive but they my offer a price fixe for 100,000 pesos which is an outstanding value. Unlimited drinks for 2 hours included. Although this may sound gimmicky, this is a high end restaurant with excellent cuisine, service and value

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

First time in Cartagena, traveling alone...a friend suggested I dine here as she had a fabulous meal when she visited a few months back. At first I hesitated since I was dining alone and it's such a beautiful restaurant. Yet I wanted to splurge on a good Colombian meal. And I am so happy I went. The menu had a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Indianapolis, Indiana
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

When you receive a restaurant recommendation from the best jeweler in Cartagena (Lucy), take it; you won't be disappointed! El Santisimo has great atmosphere, the best ceviche in Cartagena & the "hot" locals to add spice to the traveler's interest in local dining! The service is impeccable! Recommend getting out of the sun for lunch, you won't be in a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Santisimo also viewed

Cartagena, Cartagena District
Cartagena, Cartagena District
 
Cartagena, Cartagena District
Cartagena, Cartagena District
 

Been to El Santisimo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Del Torno # 39 - 76, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: (57+) 5 6601532

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Santisimo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?