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La Cocina de Socorro

Cra 8 B, Nr 34, Cartagena, Colombia
575 6602045
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Ranked #181 of 329 restaurants in Cartagena
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean, Colombian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was there in May 2012 actually with about 12 other travel agents on a familiarization trip sponsored by General Tours. I don't exactly remember what I had that day, but I remember it was cheesy, rich and delicious. I believe I had a lobster dish. But I was blown away by a simple, refreshing, non-alcoholic drink that became popular... More

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Bogotá
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Like most restaurants in Cartagena, average food at high prices. Could improve, walk further away from the convention center towards La Casa de Socorro, the original place for better quality and taste.

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Brewster, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The rice with shrimp with a beef shish-kabab topped with a coconut/lemonade was great!!! Only complaint: it was chilly that night and we asked the waitress to please turn down or turn of the fan, not much effort was made to accommodate. Beside that the food was tasty.

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Sorocaba, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I went there for lunch and there was nothing special about it. The decor is cute and the service was good. The food was ok.

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Colombia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Usually people recommended the place for being traditional Cartagena´s food but nothing its oustanding in this place( Use to be very good place in Socorro´s time). Now its just simple food and expensive according quality and service.There are better options to try local food in town.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Down the block from our hotel, Allure Chocolat. Lunch was tasty food and efficent service. Crowded with people enjoying plain deliciou s food. Don't go here for fancy atmosphere or tiny portions on big plates. Just enjoy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place is a complete rip off! There are MUCH better options in Cartagena! The food is mediocre and not worth the exorbitant price they charge. And they do not care about customer service. Please please please avoid if you want to have a good trip and not be cheated off. People who recommend the place get a commission from... More

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Santiago, Chile
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153 reviews 153 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was the first place we had lunch, recommended for being traditional cartagena food. The grilled fish with herbs was good, beer cold, place is nice, just nothing is outstanding. I think I had better patacones on the streets.

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Cusco
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A taxi driver took us here. We ordered a couple of appetizers. They were so bad we didn't order a second course, it was really disappointing. The place itself looked promising. Beware that the English translations of the menu are mostly very misleading too. We both speak fluent Spanish also, and the descriptions weqe totally incorrect. There is a vast... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We ordered a couple of entrees and fish platters, the food was good, a bit expensive but as in most cartagena restaurants. The service is probably the worst I've ever experienced. We decided to give it a second chance since the first time we went there I had to stand up to look for the waiters who took so long... More

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