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Don Juan

Calle Del Colegio # 34-60 Local 1, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 (5) 664 38 57
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Ranked #21 of 333 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Francisco, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Maybe I had the wrong idea about Colombia when I arrived, though I never expected to eat THIS good while in Cartagena. The city has excellent old world charm and great street food, though Don Juan blew me out of the water with their South American/Carribean inspired menu and wine list that would rival restaurants in Paris or Milan. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Many great restaurants here but this was the best! We had seafood salad and Barbecued Chicken and both were excellent. This was lunch and we just walked in. Last meal in Cartagena but the best!

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New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My girlfriend and I loved this restaurant. One of the best meals I've ever had. Try to reserve your table yourself as I was told by Sofitel concierge desk that the table was reserved and ready and I got to the restaurant to find out nothing was reserved. This place gets seriously busy at its' reserved times so I think... More

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colchester
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our hotel said they had reserved for us but the restaurant had no record of this. They shuffled round tables and let us in. Mild chaos continued all evening as several large parties arrived and each had more people than there were places set. Each time a shuffle and by magic everyone was squeezed in. Service was friendly and attentive... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our experience started with a reservation gone bad. we were 15 minutes late and lost our reservation. the restaurant (on a Saturday evening) had a "Closed" sign. Basically all tables taken. We decided to wait to get seated. NOT a pleasant experience. Did not feel welcome. NOT a good menu of wine by the glass and so-so menu of overpriced... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hands down - if you go to Cartagena, eat here. We are foodies and this was our favorite. It beats all the restaurants for food, service, and atmosphere. LOVED it. Went for dinner and lunch. My husband had the rib eye steak and said it was among the best he has ever eaten, all fish - fabulous. And the octopus... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was a recommendation of a waiter at another restaurant and we saved it until the last night. It was the perfect end to our culinary tour of the city. The restaurant is reservation only which is fun because they keep the door locked all the time. It is such a cutely decorated place and they use denim napkins! The... More

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

beautiful decor. they lock the doors (you need to have a reservation to even get into the restaurant!) wife had the sea bass which was delicious. flaky fish, on lemon risotto, which worked really well. she enjoyed her wine too. i had the snapper on potato puree. the fish was great - tomato sauce with shrimp garnish. shrimp and fish... More

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Thought the food was really great - had shrimp and fish. All cooked really well. 5 of us were all pleased. We ate very well in cartagena but this was the best meal! Also nice decor.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The appetizers and main courses were very inventive, creative and delicious. The flavor combinations were unique and unlike anything we had tasted before. We ordered the octopus appetizer, passionfruit and shrimp appetizer, and a sea bass and squid ink entrée that was incredible. Every bite was delicious - this was our favorite meal in Cartagena.

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