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“in the absence of better bakery/pastry it is considered very good - good location in old city center” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pasteleria Mila

Pasteleria Mila
Calle Del Porvenir No. 35-45, Cartagena, Colombia
+57/318 502 13 29
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Ranked #73 of 404 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ila is a sweet and loving idea born in 2006 when I opened my first pastry, bakery and cafe in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Sought to create a place full of details and magic place to accompany the breads, desserts and recipes lovingly created, cooked and always dreamed of. Today, we are located in the walled city and soon will be in Bogota! I always wanted my site covering all tastes and times of my clients, that is why any time of day can come and antojarte what you want. The hope!
Wels, Austria
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“in the absence of better bakery/pastry it is considered very good - good location in old city center”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

design of the bakery is quite nice and the presentation of the various pastry, cakes etc. is well done.

the seating is a little tiny - not too much space between the tables.

service is normal but nothing special or extra friendly.

the pastry is mostly very sweet for my liking - i chose the "sinfonia de coco" bcs. it looked less sweet - this wasn´t the case. others are visibly prepared with even more sugar and fat.

for colombian standards this is an outstanding place regarding preparation and variety.
compared to austrian pastry standards or other european countries it is nothing special.

while the pastry is priced normal the coffe for 6.600 COP or 3 € and the normal non sparkling water for 3.500 COP or 1,6 € both without VAT is overpriced.

can recommend the place for pastry lovers who do not want to stay one or two weeks without sweets - just stay away from the normal colombian pastry it is even far worse.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“THE BEST RESTAURANT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

OMG! we loved this restaurant! It was our favorite restaurant and we went there a lot! Don't miss Mila!!!!

Visited July 2013
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Paris, France
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11 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Perfect at any time of the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

You'll be delighted with Mila's food, its simply amazing. Breakfast with some ranchero eggs and iced coffee. later on you can come back and try the perfection of her home made desserts.

The decoration has a fresh and girly look. My boyfriend went 3 times during our last trip to cartagena

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Delightful breakfasts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Had breakfast here thanks to the suggestion from one of the staff at my hotel and what a recommendation.

A great range of dishes from eggs, pancakes and more.

I had the pancakes on the first day, with some scrambled eggs, bacon, sour cream, maple syrup and dulche de leche which was superb.

Second breakfast was more simple, some scrambled eggs and a version of a hash brown with cheese inside.

Added to that a great range of hot drinks and juices too and it is a great start to the day here!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best brownie ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Came here 2 years ago and had the brownie with caramel and lime cheesecake which were both excellent. This time around I was taking up the place to our group and they were all as impressed as I was the first time. We now have 3 people in our group claiming it was the best brownie they have ever tasted. Cheap too, 6500 COP for a dessert.

Visited June 2013
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