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Salou

Playa de la Artilleria #36-86, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6641693
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Ranked #9 of 326 restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Colombian, Pacific Rim, Fusion, Asian fusion
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Salou's inviting atmosphere and creative food are the hallmark of the restaurant. The menu is created entirely by owner and Chef Juanma Restrepo. Sangrias, ceviches, cazuelas and stuffed king prawns are a part of a menu designed for sharing among friends and family.
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Looks like nothing from the outside, just the sort of place you want to find when out exploring. Stopped by mid-afternoon and they still had the full menu available so we ordered the ribs, Lomo Cuzco and tuna. Prices were average for Colombia ($26 per meat dish) but the quality was fantastic. We would also recommend the arroz con coco!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

An exquisite combination of tropical glavours that delights. I personally loved the cebiches, a unique combination within this kind of dishes combaning tipical colombian ingredienta in perfect harmony. I also recomend the breaded shrimps, completely delicious! En Salou disfrutamos de una exquisita combinación de saberes, con platos de autor, en donde cada ingrediente explota en tu boca contrastando uno a... More

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Munich
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We went to the restaurant to have dinner with a group of 20 people. We had previously made an arrangement for a small menue with three choices each for starter, main dish and desert. Our meal was accompanied my a Chilean Carmenere (red) and an Argentinean Torrontes (white), both of which were superb, I was really blown away by the... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

No question the food here is top tier. But so are the prices which reduces the value somewhat ( quality vs cost ) compared to other places. It almost seems obligatory to get the ceviche trilogy ( trio ). 3 bowls are served up -last night they did a pesto-based, cream-based and kimchee/Korean. Very good and very interesting flavors. The... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

First of all, I suggest getting reservations because this place fills up. We ordered beef and salmon tataki, both of which were well presented and delicious. We also ordered several ceviches, which were particularly enjoyable because their recipes were a refreshing departure from the ordinary lemon and onion marinade. We were favorably impressed with the attitude of our server and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Without a doubt the best meal we had during our most recent trip to Cartagena. Although purists may find it an aberration, the mixing of the traditional thai or peruvian seafood with local delicacies is outstanding. We had as an appetizer the ceviche trilogy and we should have stopped there. Wow, the explosion of flavors, the mixing of traditional ceviches... More

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Margate
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43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The place is very thoughtfully and unusually appointed. The food was probably the most interestingly prepared of all our tastings. The chef makes some of the best ceviche dishes I have ever had. Creativity defines Salou. Warning - a tiny bottle of San Pelligrino cost us $4.50; we had more than 1. Sorry to say that was unnecessay. Avoid that... More

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Mel
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Wowsers! We had the tuna tataki, seafood chowder and crab claw Caesar, as well as the most amazing deserts ever. I still drool when I think about how good it was, and the service was excellent as well!

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Scottsdale AZ
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12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

My wife had a steak which was really good. I had a sea food soap which i liked. We had half-bottles of red and white wine. Great location right inside the old city near the water.

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Hilton Head, SC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We went to watch sunset atop the city wall at a great bar up there and when we came down went to Salou. It was too early and they weren't open yet, but this adorable young man came to the door and let us wait inside while the staff was meeting. Turns out he was the owner and he waited... More

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