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“Perfect location to enjoy a drink and the sunset” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe del Mar Cartagena

Cafe del Mar Cartagena
Centro Historico, | Baluarte Santo Domingo, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6646513
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Ranked #96 of 353 Restaurants in Cartagena
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Gastropub
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tenemos una privilegiada ubicacion que nos regala una espectacular vista sobre al Mar Caribe, donde los imponentes ocasos tienen un encanto que iluminan nuestro espiritu. Abrimos todos los 365 dias del ano de 5:00p.m. - 3:00 a.m.Exquisitos Platillos y Cocktails, atardeceres y noches de luna llena en ambiente lounge y musica chill out. Somos en esencia, un espacio internacional, historico y cultural, la manera ideal de pasar momentos inolvidables.
San Francisco, California
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“Perfect location to enjoy a drink and the sunset”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Cafe del Mar has a great location, on top of the wall, with (depending on your luck) a view of the sunset. I wasn't expecting to enjoy Cafe del Mar, but found it so comfortable, that I came back the following evening.

Most of the complaints are valid. It's touristy and the drinks are overpriced (for Colombia). That being said, you're on vacation so just enjoy yourself. Sit down, nurse a single drink, and chat with your partner/friends.

Other reviewers say you can just bring a beer and sit nearby. That's definitely true, but you may be bothered by touts who hang out in that area.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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“Delicious cocktails and hazy sunsets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Despite being known for their sweet lounge music and beautiful sunsets, unfortunately ours were too hazy. But with my favourite 'Coco Loco' cocktail this disappointment was quickly overcome :)

Visited June 2014
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“Nice view and that is it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The restaurant has an awesome location. But, the food here is severely overpriced hot garbage. Drinks are ridiculously expensive.

Dont waste your time. Take a walk on the wall for a view and find somewhere else to eat.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Stupidly expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This restaurant is situated right on the wall. Surrounding the restaurant is a lot of open space on the wall that you can bring food and drinks to and have the same views as at this restaurant. This restaurant uses its location to its advantage and really overcharges. Why get a $8 beer when you can bring a $2 beer from the store to the wall next door!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a beautiful location to sit and watch the beautiful sunset of Cartagena! It is mostly a tourist place, but it was astounding! The food is very selective and quite expensive as are drinks.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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