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El Santisimo

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Caribbean, Latin, Colombian, Spanish, Gastropub
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Calle Del Torno # 39 - 76 | Diagonal al Hotel Santa Clara, Al lado del Restaurante El Santisimo, Cartagena 00000, Colombia
(57+) 5 6601532
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 161
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  • 46
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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, slow service

I ended up dining here three times in a week on a recent visit, mainly because it is one of the few places in the old town that can take large groups comfortably. They ran out of most of the white wines on the list on the third night, which was either unfortunate or bad planning. The wine list... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Steve1206
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London, England
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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a nice dinner, with a good variety of typical Caribbean selections. They could use another couple of air conditioners in the restaurant to make dinning more enjoyable.

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London, England
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ended up dining here three times in a week on a recent visit, mainly because it is one of the few places in the old town that can take large groups comfortably. They ran out of most of the white wines on the list on the third night, which was either unfortunate or bad planning. The wine list was... More 

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Thank Steve1206
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here with high hopes. A fine, idiosyncratically designed dining room with a very good wine list and comfortable tables. Our first course - a very good fish tartare- was excellent. But the main courses were not up to the same standard. Two of the three of us were first given the wrong one and then the right one... More 

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Thank BellDavid
Henderson, Nevada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner begins at 7PM. If you are there about that time expect slow service. The Sea Bass is prepared well and you have a choice of it being sweet or not. Most people in our group liked it a lot. I thought it was good but too sweet for my taste. The restaurant had nice ambience. Our server seemed to... More 

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Thank Rock218
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is about the same, nothing special to be honest.The food was just average the gold days of the santisimo are over and in the pass. It has the worst service ever, the took for ever to bring the menus, the head of the waitress is even worst than the waitresses themselves, forgot we ask twice for a side... More 

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Thank vivifashion
Medellin, Colombia
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place used to be really good (I visited a couple of years back) but it seems that they let their guard down and the results speak for themselves: - Bad customer service: moody waitress, long waits for everything (drinks, menus, food), no follow up during the meal. - Average food. Definitely nothing out of the ordinary. - Prices are... More 

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1 Thank Alejandro P
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with some friends because it was the only place we could get a reservation and because someone had heard it was good. The server took forever to take our order, didn't help with any questions we had on the menu, and just seemed to not care at all when we were 8 Americans/Europeans wanting to spend money. When... More 

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2 Thank Kevando
Neptune Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Appetizers came an hour after we sat, they where good and so the presentation, from there it became a nightmare, a big table that got seated after us got served dinner before us, they finished eating and our dinner was nowhere, after asking the waitress several times finally arrived. When we got our check they overcharge us more tan $100... More 

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2 Thank Patricia C
Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first restaurant in Cartagena that we went. The ambient it is richly colored with Caribbean motifs. The food was excellent!!!

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Thank DrAstrocyte
chile
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok, nothing special, expensive in relation with quality, after many years coming here, I guess this was my last year The cazuela was really poor

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Del Torno # 39 - 76 | Diagonal al Hotel Santa Clara, Al lado del Restaurante El Santisimo, Cartagena 00000, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: (57+) 5 6601532

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Colombian, Spanish, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?