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“Overpriced food - boring ambiance” 2 of 5 stars
Review of El Escudo del Quijote

El Escudo del Quijote
Cali, Colombia
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Ranked #94 of 269 Restaurants in Cali
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Colombian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bogota, Colombia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Overpriced food - boring ambiance”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Cali has a very interesting growing restaurant offer. Local cuisine is worth to try.
This place has nothing special to offer. Food was poorly prepared, the carpaccio had potatoes chips out of the package on top! I mean... A little respect.
Risotto was so salty that it was impossible to know what was made of.
The ambiance is boring, there was no music on a friday night, no lighting, it feels like a cheap cafeteria with every scary image available of Don Quijote at the flea market hanging on the wall.

And if it is called Don Quijote... Don't you expect Spanish dishes on the menu? Well.. Nada!
Walk two blocks down, there are plenty of other options.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Warsaw, Indiana
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

There is no other way to put it. This classy mixture of Mediterranean and Colombian cuisine is close to perfect. The service and atmosphere are great. It has a bar with live music and the food is just exquisite.

I recommend the peppered tuna and the chontaduro filled ravioli.

Some say its pricey, I say you pay for what you get.

Visited February 2014
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“Top 4 in Cali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

As a caleño that eats out 3 or 4 times a weak and has eaten at restaurants all over the world, I would rate El Escudo del Quijote with Platillos Voladores, Trattoria Italia and El Falso Olivo as the best

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Nice restaurant! The food is mostly fussion, with strong local flavours. The main dishes and dessert were really delicious. It also has a good wine menu. The decoration is based on the book Don Quijote de la Mancha, which has the walls filled with paintings and wood sculptures.
Recomended for locals and tourists.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrible food. Overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

The food is terrible. It is a mixture of everything. It made me sick. The dishes are over elaborated and with more than double of the ingredients needed. Bad choice. Never again. My stomach is paying the concecuences of my poor restaurant choice last night.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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