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Porton de San Sebastian

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Centro Calle2 Santo domingo no.3-63, Cartagena, Colombia
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 18
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  • 12
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Robalo al ajillo out of this world!

Very friendly intimate restaurant with a great atmosphere. The robalo al ajillo (garlic) with fried yuca and vegetables was spectacular. The outside was slightly crisp the body of the fish was perfectly cooked just breaking apart with gentle tug from the fork. It's up there with best fish I ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Lima Region, Peru
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Lima Region, Peru
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Very friendly intimate restaurant with a great atmosphere. The robalo al ajillo (garlic) with fried yuca and vegetables was spectacular. The outside was slightly crisp the body of the fish was perfectly cooked just breaking apart with gentle tug from the fork. It's up there with best fish I ever had. Fried yuca and patacones also excellent. And coconut pie... More 

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Porton de San Sebastián is a small restaurant with good space located in the Old City of Cartagena. The food is simply delicious from the first bite. It is both delicious and filling. I have had many of their plates and each one is a hit. I've been there two times and I've have left super satisfied. Nevertheless, the owner,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Going to Plaza Santo Domingo, I saw this little place and found it intriguing, went in and was completely blown out by this little restaurant in the heart of cartagena, it can actually offer typical cartagena's dishes as well as some international. The food is fresh, well prepare and with that touch of being in one's home eating Grandmothers cooking

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Friendly service, great cocktails. The flavours were fantastic on everything we ordered, seafood super fresh and tasty. I had the best Daiquiri here that I think I've ever had. The only thing that stops me giving five stars is probably the interior lacks a little atmosphere. Food and service I can not fault and can not recommend enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place may have the smallest restroom in the world but they have some of the biggest flavours in Cartagena. There's no shortage of good places to eat but place is a must. The grilled sea bass I ordered, perfectly charred to a deliciously crispy exterior and moist interior. Try it with garlic oil. My wife ordered the seafood stew... More 

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We ate here twice. Home cooked food. Wonderful soups, salads, entrees. Very nice staff. Great location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Walking thru the city my wife and I entered this place at random and ordered sea bass on the grill for my wife and breaded snapper for me accompanied by coconut rice and fried plantains . Everything was DELICIOUS !!! The fish was very fresh and cooked perfectly. We also got complementary garlic bread plus tartar and garlic/basil sauce .... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A small, cozy wonderful restaurant. Excellent service, attentive staff and excellent meals. Everything they serve is fresh. I visited this place twice and in both occasions I was extremely pleased with the meals I was served.

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Lecheria, Venezuela
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just plain, just average, just simple ... I am afraid to say this restaurant is nothing but hype. Not worth it for the price.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Recommended by San Pedro Hotel & Spa , this place was just fantastic, small, but the food was delicious , the portion we ordered was the right size, for the right price. Our server was Luz Dary and she did a fantastic job. We will eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Centro Calle2 Santo domingo no.3-63, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

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