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La Cocina de Socorro

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Caribbean, Colombian
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Cra 8 B, Nr 34, Cartagena, Colombia
575 6602045
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good traditional Colombian food

My friend and I dropped in here for lunch and it was definitely worth our visit. Firstly, I must mention that SEVERAL local Colombians we asked (from hotel staff to cab drivers) all mentioned this restaurant as one of their favorites. It's not the most gourmet of meals, but it is very down-to-earth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Andrew F
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Miami Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The food at this place is amazing, from the fresh and delicious seafood platters to the juicy and mouthwatering meats and also the typical Colombian platters! This is probably the best restaurant in Cartagena. I truly have tried many fine dining restaurants in Cartagena, but this one is unique, service is great , food is wonderful and overall experience is... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

¨la cocina de socorro¨ is just an expensive imitation of ¨La Casa de Socorro¨which is way much better. We went to ¨la cocina de socorro¨because ¨La Casa¨ was very crowded and we were with our 1 year old baby in a very hot and humid day, so we did not have too many choices to get an empty table nearby.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by some Colombian friends while visiting Cartagena. It was just out if the old city (literally 5min walk from the clock tower - just on the other side if the port). I had the cazuela de mariscos (seafood stew) and it was the best I have had in Colombia yet! Absolutely amazing and fresh! I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My friend and I dropped in here for lunch and it was definitely worth our visit. Firstly, I must mention that SEVERAL local Colombians we asked (from hotel staff to cab drivers) all mentioned this restaurant as one of their favorites. It's not the most gourmet of meals, but it is very down-to-earth and well-cooked Colombian cuisine. My friend and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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327 reviews 327 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The food was delicious, the decor particularly outstanding, and service quite good. They have many local dishes, and seafood dishes. Only a 4 minute walk from Reloj Gate.

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frankfort,ky
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100 reviews 100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Open on Sunday night is a rarity on Cartagena. This simple restaurant was just ok. The sea bass was excellent while the fish soup (mostly squid) was just fair. The wine list ( as in all Cartagena) was pricey. The fried calamari appetizer was fresh and good but the portion was small and expensive. A place to go on a... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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158 reviews 158 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have had bad meals in different countries, but this one is just about one of the worst. First of all, you have to wait a lot to get a waiter to come and take your order. We ordered two seafood dishes for appetizers. The first one was shrimp skewers but instead we got chicken skewers. We were so hungry... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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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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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: Caribbean, Colombian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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