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Don Juan

Calle del Colegio, Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #24 of 330 restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Bogota, Colombia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

the restaurant is a "must' if you are planning to eat very sofisticate and well prepared colombian cuisine. it is important to make reservations with a couple days in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a must in Cartagena. Fantastic food and great staff. A hot spot for locals and tourists. Good energy in the restaurant.

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Bogota, Colombia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I came back to Don Juan for a special family diiner, and everyone on my group was delighted. The service, food and ambiance was great. Definitively will keep coming back. If you want to go, you'll have to make a reservation.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My girlfriend and I ate here the first night of our trip and loved it. We opted for splitting five appetizers between the two of us instead of doing main courses, and it turned out great. The shrimp cooked with passion fruit cream and the octopus with olive oil were standouts; the crab claws and lobster tail were solid; and... More

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New York City, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great food here. We tried the falafel appetizer, a meat appetizer over stringy potatoes, fish, more meat, etc. We enjoyed the atmosphere and food, but the servers could have been a bit nicer, more engaging, etc. It was if he couldn't be bothered. Didn't ruin the night, but something we took notice of.

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