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Calle Del Colegio # 34-60 Local 1, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 (5) 664 38 57
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Ranked #34 of 376 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visitors seem to value this high-end spot: good food, good service, and worth a visit. Cocktails outstanding. We had a gin and tonic that was amazing. Starters excellent. Main courses good, although not exceptional. Desserts ok. Service was good but somehow didn't connect with us. Our visit highlight: slow to open. Guests were waiting outside at 7.30, despite web site... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you are traveling to Cartagena please don’t miss Don Juan they have the best lemon risotto in the world and don’t forget to ask for the octopus as an appetizer. Cocktails are always a very good choice; try the ones that have typical Colombian fruits like the uchuva! Don’t forget to make reservations.

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Naples, FL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went for our anniversary without a reservation and we actually got in. Great meal but pricey which we knew. I had chicken and my husband had lamb - both were cooked perfectly. Glad we went.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

OK, so I felt completely cheated by the lack of langostinos in my dish - there was literally only one, but nevertheless Don Juan is responsible for, hands down, the best risotto I've ever had. On that alone I give it 5 stars. It was so delicious I don't remember anything else we ordered that night. We tried to visit... More 

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Colombia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Our visit to Don Juan was pleasant. The decor was nice and service was OK. The menu was overly complex and had very limited salad options or lighter fare. Appetizers were good but really lacked authenticity and felt complex for the sake of complexity (eg the only salad option was a full scale salad with chicken, very few vegetarian dishes).... More 

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Coral Gables, FL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The restaurant is very modern. We were with 3 other couples. The appetizers were excellent, octopus on the grill was delicious. Our friends had pork cubes and the crab dishes, everyone was very satisfied with their choices. The must popular main course was the mero with risotto it was good, not excellent. The staff was very accommodating, if there was... More 

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Cartagena, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

By far the best restaurant in Cartagena! Excellent service, ambiance, and exquisite menu! My husband and I visit Cartagena often, and have tried most of its fine dining restaurants and Don Juan is definitely the best! As an appetizer the crab dish and the grilled octopus are the best. The prawn rice dish is also our favorite. The desserts are... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went at night and had a reservation, at opening time. By the time we were finished with our meal it was packed. The wine was very good and a good price. The food was delicious, my husband had the octopus appetizer and he wanted to even order more it was that good. We each had a salad and main... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Rarely does expedient service and excellent gourmet dining come together! The food was superb but the desserts were truly exceptional! The chocolate fondant and red fruit crumble were among the best we had ever had. The owner/chef could not have been more accommodating to our food allergies as well allowing us to truly experience and outstanding evening.

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Brooklyn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Really beautifully designed restaurant that bordered on trendy and classic. The food and cocktails were wonderful. I suggest making a reservation ahead of time because we walked into a basically empty restaurant shortly after it opened and they made us wait 10 minutes. That was a little annoying, but despite that shortcoming, the restaurant left a good taste in our... More 

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Additional Information about Don Juan

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

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