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El Santisimo

Centro, Calle del Torno # 39 - 76, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6601531
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Ranked #40 of 311 restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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rio de janeiro, brazil
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I booked a table for a couple for 10pm, one week before. Was terribly served by a waitress who mistreated us due to the clear need to hurry up with our table and go home, since we were the last to enter the place. Moreover, the food was really not what I expected. The carpaccio de pulpo was good indeed,... More

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SantisimoCartagena, Propietario at El Santisimo, responded to this review

Hello, on behalf of El Santisimo Restaurante we applologize for the moment you had in our restaurant. Sometimes we loose control and we had to deal with reviews like yours that help us to correct and improve our service and processes in the kitchen. Thank you. More

Princeton, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a treat, I wish a had time to try every dish on the menu (which by the way is quite original in naming the dishes). The starters and main dishes were great and the desserts out of this world!!!! I would recommend this place the everyone.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Our group of three had been recommended to this restaurant by the hotel concierge. The three of us have traveled across the globe and have been to many very nice restaurants. This is not one of them. The service was poor-- we arrived relatively early -- 7:30, the restaurant was empty and there were five wait staff standing around. We... More

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SantisimoCartagena, Director Mercadeo Online at El Santisimo, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your visit and let us know your experience. Cartagena is a very small city and we all work and focus for corporate tourism so our restaurant is very suitable for those kind of events because of our place, customer service and food.that is why you had the table at the entrance because we were kind of... More

Niagara Falls, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Alcohol and food debauchery ( if you want it ). This is restaurant has a set menu deal called 'Plan Milagro' for $95,000 COP (for perspective, about $48 USD ) which gives you a choice of starter, main entree, and dessert plus unlimited bar access for 2 hours (numerous liquor options plus wine). The food alone would quickly add up... More

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SantisimoCartagena, Propietario at El Santisimo, responded to this review

We are really sorry you did not like anything about us. Our restaurant is a place to share with family and friends and we work very hard to make this happen. More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is an amazing restaurant!! Everything was perfect. I definitely recommend it to you if you are in cartagena. It was a huge highlight of the trip!!

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SantisimoCartagena, Director Mercadeo Online at El Santisimo, responded to this review

Hi, We are proud we could give you a great experience. We have an excellent customer service and our food is amazing. We want to be part of your must do every time you visit Cartagena. Looking forward to have you here. More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a restaurant we never miss when visiting Cartagena. In its current transformation, the location is right next to the Santa Clara hotel. Food overall is always good, but there are two outstanding dishes which are the best in Cartagena, the coconut lemonade and the butifarras with spicy suero coste~no. The dishes, specially the desserts have funny names, such... More

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SantisimoCartagena, Director Mercadeo Online at El Santisimo, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review and we are glad you had a wonderfull experience at our restaurant. We really appreciate your review and we hope we can count on you any time you visit Cartagena. Have a nice day. More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I went with a party of four and we have the recommendation . A business dinner. Environment was nice, food no so tasty, and he was a disappointment for me not having local hoy pepper: aji criollo. This service staff was a little bit absent minded ( multiple conversation with other table while taking the order for us) Price is... More

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SantisimoCartagena, Propietario at El Santisimo, responded to this review

Hi, On behalf of El Santisimo we would like to thank you for your review. Is very important for us and we can improve our service. We are going to check our customer service in order to give you a better experience. Sincerely Federico More

Cusco, Peru
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

nice service, but mas o meno the food, which was not presentable and not eatable. there are so many places n cartagena and it is definitely not the best one. I will to recommend if you want a nice experience.

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SantisimoCartagena, Propietario at El Santisimo, responded to this review

Hello, We appreciate in behalf of El Santisimo restaurant your visit and taking time for your review. We deeply sorry you do not find eatable and with no presentation our food after 16 years of experience and many awards. We understand your review but we do not accept you use those words. We have beeing receiving many clients and received... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Looks like an old colombian church with religious things but funny around. The food is amazing speccialy the octopus (pulpo) and the Conejo (rabbit)

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SantisimoCartagena, Director Mercadeo Online at El Santisimo, responded to this review

Hi We are very happy you liked our concept and food. We hope you can come here more often and become your favorite restaurant. Have a nice day. More

Barrie, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We were looking forward to our first fine dining experience in Cartagena. Santisimo had been recommended to us. The atmosphere was a little over done with religious iconography, with things on menu named after the deadly sins etc. found it a bit kitschy for a nice restaurant. Our waiter was extremely friendly and attentive; the service was excellent. Unfortunately the... More

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SantisimoCartagena, Propietario at El Santisimo, responded to this review

Good morning, On behalf of El Santisimo Restaurant, we appreciate your visit and your review. We are going to take a look at our possible failures in order to satisfy every client who visit us. Sinverely Federico Vega Executive Chef More

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