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Don Juan

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Calle Del Colegio # 34-60 Local 1, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 (5) 664 38 57
Website
Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious

Possibly one of my best meals in Cartagena, I loved the quinoa, the ceviches and the setting is beauteous with great service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Ingrid H
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Possibly one of my best meals in Cartagena, I loved the quinoa, the ceviches and the setting is beauteous with great service.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Don Juan was our first restaurant experience in Cartagena. The room is beautiful.The food was exceptional with a very good menu. The service impeccable.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I had dinner there. The food was pretty good and modern, with beautiful plates. The decoration is pretty nice, even if you don't have any outdoor seating. Service was good too. It is overall a bit expensive for Colombia. Wine list was not extensive and expensive.

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were told by all our friends to come this place. I have to say decor is beautiful, mostly the floor and walls, and it's super well located. However, the menu as an object is not very pretty and the dishes were just Ok. At the end we ordered three espressos which they brought after ten minutes. I have to... More 

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Juan Felipe C, Gerente at Don Juan, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your comment, sorry about the coffee issue but as you said we expect that a company like illy makes good coffee, they provide us the machine , we just operate it. Please accept my apology about you didn't like my food and i will talk to Illy to solve the problem. Bye, Juan More 

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

For me, this is the best restaurant in Cartagena. The food is amazing and there´s a great atmosphere! Colombian dishes with a French fusion. Average medium prices. I ordered a seafood soup, incredible! The restaurant´s staff have a neat presentation and service, waiters are very kind. Located in the center of the historic Walled City of Cartagena. Need to make... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great meal, good service! It's a bit expensive but I would recommend it to anyone traveling in Cartegena looking for a fancy meal.

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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We came here on our first night in Cartegena. The food was great and we loved the decor/setting. Definitely get a reservation and try Maria next door as well (which had more of bar area)

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Darien, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Went for last minute dinner last night with 2 young kids. Very nicely accommodated us in the last available table. Split a linguini dish with bacon in 2 plates and it was delicious. The ribeye was outstanding, very well prepared and enjoyed after a couple of weeks of eating seafood! Service was good and nice, hip atmosphere on a Thursday... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Make sure to have your reservations in advanced. The dessert are cooked at the moment you place the order so be sure to place your order asap since it would take 30-40 minutes!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

the service is wonderful, the ambience is friendly in all ways, and the food is variable in quality. it remains one of the best restaurants in the area but it is not world class. the wine list is quite good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Del Colegio # 34-60 Local 1, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 (5) 664 38 57

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?