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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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Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 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

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 119
    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
Food and service were excellent....

The title say it all and the price was quite reasonable. The desert was devine. The atmosphere was great, the restaurant is air conditioned which is a must for your dining relaxation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Scott S
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The title say it all and the price was quite reasonable. The desert was devine. The atmosphere was great, the restaurant is air conditioned which is a must for your dining relaxation.

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new york
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32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Probably one of the best meals while in Colombia and definitely the most expensive at that point in our trip. We ordered lobster and yuca balls, red snapper and sea bass with lemon risotto - all to share among 3 people. Everything was delicious. We also got dessert - an arequipe (dulce de leche) and apple tart with macadamia ice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We didnt have reservations but decided to try anyway. We got a table (for 2) quicker than i thought. We order a grilled octupus for starter and it was DELICIOUS. For main plate, the beef wellington with wasabi potato purê was wonderful! For desert, the chocolate fondant with ice cream was ok, but the hazelnut didnt worth it. with 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

A well prepared and wonderful meal. Cozy ambiance and friendly staff made our dinner exceptional. Don't miss the robalo (or snook) prepared various ways. You can't get local snook legally in a restaurant in Florida, but it's legal here and not to be confused with the menu English translation of "sea bass". The chef confirmed the species for us.

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

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
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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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?