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Don Juan

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Calle Del Colegio # 34-60 Local 1, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 (5) 664 38 57
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7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 268
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Best in Cartagena!

We tried quite a few placed in Cartagena and Don Juan takes the title for best overall meal experience. We first came across this place randomly walking around el centro and saw how busy it was on a weekday so we looked it up and saw it was well rated. We had dinner here a few hours before our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
OteroNewlyweds
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We tried quite a few placed in Cartagena and Don Juan takes the title for best overall meal experience. We first came across this place randomly walking around el centro and saw how busy it was on a weekday so we looked it up and saw it was well rated. We had dinner here a few hours before our flight... More 

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Thank OteroNewlyweds
Bogota, Colombia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG, you have to try the octopus it is outstanding, the service and the decoration is on point really enjoyed it

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Thank Carlos R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure how to rate this. Everything was great, meal and service, and they did their best to accommodate 3 of us even though we didn't have dinner reservations. But a baby roach climbed up the tablecloth from under the table to see what was for dinner. Luckily a server saw us gawking at it and quickly scooped it up... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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123 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is very good on all counts: menu choices are interesting, food is well prepared and service is very good. We would be happy to have this restaurant at our home city.

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Thank Rich-Stamford
Community of Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week in Cartagena and tried several restaurants. When it comes to the quality of food vs price it is definitely our top choice. All meals were spectacular - quinoa salad, shrimps, Beef Wellington, Lomito de Res and a dessert. It is perhaps not a traditional Colombian restaurant, but I didn't find it overly posh or pretentious as... More 

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Thank zel59
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to get in here once or twice without a reservation and we're turned away somewhat rudely. I'm glad we decided to go anyway (reserved!), oherwise I would have missed out on my best Cartagena meal in 2 weeks : Beef Wellington! The pulpo appetizer was also excellent, prices not as expensive as elsewhere. Service was prompt, friendly ,... More 

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Thank Pam O
New York City, New York
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197 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was just okay, it did not feel special or like a cozy interesting spot, tables were close together, it did not have atmosphere to me at all. The food was very good quality but I didn't like the style of the food. They were not helpful when I asked about not having salt or butter when possible in my... More 

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Thank ELSUSHI921
London
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222 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

in view of the reviews on here I was really looking forward to this meal but it was a big flop. the restaurant trying to be something it is not, namely serving gourmet cuisine. the result is a rather pretentious and certainly pretentious place. my main course was minuscule, just a tiny piece of fish. at that price I thought... More 

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Saint Nom la Breteche
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351 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in the centro historico, Don Juan is a modern restaurant : dining room rather small, ceiling very high typical modern decoration. Number of wine bottles on one wall, bar on the other side but no dining at the bar. Nice tables, with tablecloth, nice glasses for the wine. In short appealing ! Fairly large menu fish and shellfish dominate... More 

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Thank terrefort44
Medellin, Colombia
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolute MUST: - The place is very nice with a beautiful decoration that's very unique. - Food is simply outstanding! - Service is great. The restaurant is conveniently located inside the walled city in Cartagena and it's a 5 - 10 minute walk from pretty much anywhere within the walled city. This is one of the places that you... More 

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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: Mediterranean, French, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?