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“You can do better for the price..” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe San Pedro

Cafe San Pedro
Plaza San Pedro, Cartagena, Colombia
6645121
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Ranked #65 of 353 Restaurants in Cartagena
Price range: $5 - $50
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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“You can do better for the price..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Yes, the plaza setting is attractive. Can't say that about the food and service- very average. Calamari and ceviche to start with were ok. The mains- pad thai and langostini noodles (the lagtter around 20,000COP more expensive) were pretty much the same thing. We waited for the table for over 40mins at a pretty soulless bar. You can do so much better in Cartagena for the price.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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72 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a great setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

While walking around the Old Town area, a friend and I came across Café San Pedro. It’s location in San Pedro Plaza is just opposite the Church of San Pedro Claver (which is constructed from sea bed rocks – very cool!). We had a marvelous meal, sharing a César salad and both of us having a seafood dinner of local fish (can’t recall the name, but tasted very much like snapper), covered with calamari, shrimp and scallops. Sat outside and enjoyed the cool breeze and local ambience.
NOTE: There are great views from the roof-top, and what appears to be a private dining/party area.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City, Panama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“WORST SUSHI I HAVE HAD IN AGES”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Hi, just arrived in Cartagena, and for dinner I asked the hotel concierge where the best Sushi was to be found. They said Cafe San Pedro. We have just come back, it was soooo shockingly bad. We couldn't believe it. I told the concierge, he didn't seem to really care.

But take this as a warning, if you know what great sushi is... (some don't care) DON'T EVER GO TO CAFE SAN PEDRO.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico City, Mexico
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Beautiful and romatic place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Try to eat inside, the place has a beautifull scenery outside, but the tables and service outside is terrible, and inside the place is very romatic.

Sometimes they forget to atend you.

Teh food is good, before you eat you can have a carriage tour of the walled city.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Massachusetts
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224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
“Fabulous Setting and Location with Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Café San Pedro is located in San Pedro Plaza in Old Town, directly across the plaza from the impressive stone Church of San Pedro Claver. Its location and setting are simply fabulous. The restaurant is quite large with both inside and outside dining. The atmosphere of the outside dining area cannot be duplicated inside. As a party of eight, we made a reservation for outdoor dining after being turned away the evening before. Dining in the large, attractive, historic plaza, with its subdued lighting, large potted plants, street entertainers, and folks strolling made for a delightful dining experience. The wide variety of food selections are Colombian with an international, Asian flair. Everyone in our party was very pleased with their dinner selection. Service was professional.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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