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Cooperativa de Pescadores

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San Andres Island, Colombia
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fresh fish in a local atmosphere

San Andres is not cheap and the prices at the cooperativa were equally high, but we enjoyed the lunch very much. The restaurant was full, we were probably the only non colombians there. Service was friendly and quick.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2013
Melanie F
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Aesch, Switzerland
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Miami, Florida
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you want to eat the absolute best fried fish in the island, this is the place to go. Having said that, keep in mind this is a place where service might be a bit slow (specially during busy hours) but so worth the wait if you are into seafood at local hangouts. Do not expect white glove treatment or... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Having visited the excellent fish co-operative restaurant on Isla Providencia we looked forward to eating at this one in San Andres. What a disappointment. One of us asked for Shrimp Ceviche and got shrimp in cold sauce - the same sauce that another of our party got [warm] on his conch creole. The seafood rice looked and tasted as though... More 

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Brisbane
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

They offer a big selection of local dishes. Food was nice but service was too slow, we were a group of six and two of us received or dishes 30 min later while the other 4 had to wait for on hour. Some in our group were very happy with the food but mine was just ok and I can't... More 

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The place is in open air but with a roof and nice views of the beach. The food takes a while to come because every dish is prepared freshly from the fishing of the day.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The cooperativa de pescadores or Fisherman's place is a great place that serves the most delicious sea food I have ever tasted We liked this restaurant so much that we went there three times in four day stay in san Andres. We ordered a delicate 100% natural lemonade anda a deliciouis fish with a side of rice, salad, plantain slices,... More 

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Aesch, Switzerland
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

San Andres is not cheap and the prices at the cooperativa were equally high, but we enjoyed the lunch very much. The restaurant was full, we were probably the only non colombians there. Service was friendly and quick.

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Thank Melanie F
Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

We had kingfish and breadfruit. Fish a bit over priced and dry. Nice spot to sit and people watch

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Milan, Italy
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

The food we eat was good enough even if I found better places on the island where to eat fish. Many dishes were not available at the time we went. The price was not economical compared to what w eat. An important hint on timing: don't go for dinner as the place is great with daylight and is very sad... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Seaside local..super fresh fish,select your own & have it cooked up the way you like it.Reasonable price from the fishermen to you.I tried the whole Snapper & the next visit fillete ala plancha ajiado (garlic butter) I like to take the local bus ask the driver to drop close by.Afterwards you can stroll the promanade to walk off some calories.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

This was the best food we had in the island, at the end of our staying. And the quantity and the price were good too. The patacones were different from any other in the other places we visited in Colombia, light and tasty. The fish is very fresh, you can see the fishermen there on the beach bringing it back...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Andres Island, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  San Andres and Providencia Department  >  San Andres Island

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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