We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“You will be surprised!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of el muelle del chef

el muelle del chef
Muelle de la Marina Todomar | Bocagrande Cra. 2 # 15-134, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6658634
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #187 of 357 Restaurants in Cartagena
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Colombian, Latin, Seafood, Steakhouse
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining
Bogota, Colombia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“You will be surprised!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The place could not promise much...and you might struggle to find it...but once you enter you can go through the place and get to the pier and enjoy the sea air. Once you get your food be ready to get your mind blown. Sea food, simple or sophisticated with a wonderful taste and presentation

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

52 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    20
    24
    3
    3
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cebu Island, Philippines
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Great seafood, unique setting, no tourists”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

For those wanting to escape to a rare tourist-free restaurant within walking distance of the walled city, this is something to think about.

Walk toward Bocagrande and you will find an Esso gas station, Todomar pier, and the fire station. Tucked behind all that is this little establishment serving a fine line-up of local seafood.

The servings are substantial, so one can actually share the fish dishes. Service is also attentive. Owner was there, so one can see he keeps a watchful eye.

No tourists here. An enjoyable experience.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“It is worth to find this hidden gem....!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

A different restaurant with a great setting at Marina Todomar Yachtclub. It is not easy to find as it is located on the back of the Esso gas station at the Bocagrande entrance. Excelent grouper (mero)...fresh and tasty....good ceviche, nice ambiance inside or outside. Do not miss the terrace on the second floor with a awesome view of the Old City.....with a glass of wine....very romantic! El Yoyi Otero, the owner, is a friendly local and the staff is very attentive. It is not a touristic spot but you will find lots of locals for lunch or dinner, they know what is best in Cartagena!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tallinn, Estonia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Amazing place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We were in Cartagena for 5 days, and for 3 times we went to this place. ESpecially second floor have amazing view over the sea and beach. Next building to the restorant is a surf rent, so you can see wind surfers and kite surfers on the water.
Definitely try maracuya fresh juice (6000cop) and fish ceviche (15000cop). Fruit salad was very big and tasty (10000cop).
Also they have free wifi.
And on the second floor next to the tables they have sunbathing chairs.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tramore, Ireland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

You think you are walking into a boat yard behind the Esso station between old City and Bocagrande, but this little gem is down past the boat lockers. The food is simple, delicious and good value. Well worth a visit

Visited October 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed el muelle del chef also viewed

Cartagena, Cartagena District
Cartagena, Cartagena District
 
Cartagena, Cartagena District
Cartagena, Cartagena District
 

Been to el muelle del chef? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage el muelle del chef, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.