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La Cocina de Socorro

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Mexican, Caribbean, Pizza, South American, Colombian
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Cra 8 B, Nr 34, Cartagena, Colombia
575 6602045
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 84
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    Very good
  • 61
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  • 35
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I questioned the place from the outside

But on a recommendation we went in for New Years Eve. The place was quiet when we entered but soon started to fill up. My husband had a great steak that was smothered in cheese and I had the shrimp agrautin. Both were excellent and the waiter came by and spoke some English which helped us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
ebenezer15
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Freeport, Illinois
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food and fast service. My group of 12 people was able to eat and drink here for a dinner for roughly $200 USD.

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Thank Lauren S
Freeport, Illinois
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268 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

But on a recommendation we went in for New Years Eve. The place was quiet when we entered but soon started to fill up. My husband had a great steak that was smothered in cheese and I had the shrimp agrautin. Both were excellent and the waiter came by and spoke some English which helped us.

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Thank ebenezer15
Miami, Florida
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had sancocho de pargo (red snapper type of caribbean soup) Soup was delicious the fish seemed to be fried before adding it to the soup and tasted horrible, like old fish! My husband had a breaded fish, just OK. Service was OK.

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Thank Danielagh_2012
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I went with other 4 people, the entries never came, beverages incomplete and my plate was delivered wrongly. The waiter did not answer either.

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Thank Callita G
Bogota, Colombia
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We went there for lunch, and service was slow and bad. Some of the things we ordered never arrived, and the fried fish were small (although we asked for the big ones), and the price was expensive compare to other restaurants.

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Thank Jairo L
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The food was amazing, I had the arroz con mariscos and it came with a soup that was delicious. I would work on the service, they were a little unengaged and had to ask for the check 3 times.

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Thank Natalie A
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120 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This restaurant was great, good service and great food. It is packed at lunch time so make sure you allow plenty of time to be seated since it looks like a lot of business people come here to eat.

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Thank U_s_a_Viajera2008
San Juan
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Nothing to rave about. This is a restaurant catering to both locals and tourist. Will not disappoint you, but will not give you reasons to identifying it with a particular treat or dish. If you are looking for topical Caribbean food, you will be satisfied.

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Thank mhoffpapa
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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101 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very good food, just a few blocks ok plaza del reloj just take note, they closed the restaurant for a couple hrs before dinner, taest the sea food

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Thank richard m
TN
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Had to pretend to walk out without paying to get the check. Would not return. All stars are for the food which was very good.

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Thank bigvol

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cra 8 B, Nr 34, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: 575 6602045

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Caribbean, Pizza, South American, Colombian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?