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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
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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 167
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Amazing steak and pasta

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Michu88
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Darien, Connecticut
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Darien, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Makarska, Croatia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Just arrived back to our hotel with a smile on my face. Had a great dinner at the restaurant and it was not only good it was also extremely price worthy! I hade some nice crab-claws and then jumbo shrimps and then a fabulous dessert that I can't remember the name on. My husband had lamb as a main course.... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It is now a Cartagena classic. Outstanding in every respect. Reservation recommended at night but at midday not essential. Wine list very good but somewhat pricey (as it is expected in Cartagena). Not to miss.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Most restaurants in the area seem to offer somewhat cheerful service. My server was somewhat stiff and indifferent and I observed him in that mode with others. Worth going to

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London
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were looking forward to our meal at Don Juan, it had been recommended by some friends and it's difficult to get in. Earlier during the week, we had had a good meal at its sister restaurant Maria. The starters and the main courses were competent but not excellent, the puddings were mediocre if not bad. We complained about them... More 

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

Hi, i am Juan Felipe the owner. I didnt understand if you tried our food at Donjuan because you didn't talk about it. You mentioned Maria's experience instead. I would like to Know if you don't mind, what happened with our food and service at Donjuan. i would love to know and try to fix our mistakes. Please take a... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Don Juan offered our couple one of our most memorable dining experience in a city with so many good restaurants. The decor reminded me of a beautiful parisian brasserie, with fine marble floors, high ceilings, fresh cut flowers and professional waiters. The menu was the most original we encountered in Carthagena, with a modern take on classic caribbean cuisine. The... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Seasoned ny food person, found restaurant to be charming and all four of us very much enjoyed appetizers and main courses. It would be very good by NY standards, excellent for Cartagena, very much worth a visit.

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hampton bays, ny
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We ate at some very good restaurants while we were in Cartagena. Don Juan, La Vitrola and 1621 were the standouts. We arrived to find out that they didn't have a reservation for us. I recall reading this in other reviews I read about this restaurant-hotels saying they'd made reservations but the restaurant not having any record. No matter, we... 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: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, 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?