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“Great food and mojito” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Vitrola

La Vitrola
Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
575-6600711
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Ranked #88 of 378 Restaurants in Cartagena
Price range: $5 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Great food and mojito”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is quite an upscale (and thus not cheap) restaurant in Cartagena. Nevertheless you get what you pay for. The decor is lovely, the food is delicious and the service is friendly and efficient (and some of the waiters are English speaking for the Spanish beginners like me). I had a great time there and was probably lucky to have a table without having reserved as the restaurant was full when I left (I arrived just when they opened at 7pm). Around 8pm a small band started playing live music. I will go again if I have a chance!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dover, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Terrific Food and Wine.. Memorable experience in Cartagena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The food was so good we ate there twice.... Great atmosphere, wonderful music. Service was top notch and again the food was delicious. The Grouper with the Sweet Chili sauce was one of the best seafood dishes I have ever eaten!!!

  • Visited October 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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naples florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“beutifull place and good food !!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

the decor is old havana but they play old night long cuban music anyway the place is cool and very relaxing , food was good and wine too . service was amazing !!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Highland, Maryland
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147 restaurant reviews
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
“This is Cartagena's Top Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

TA reviews missed the mark on this one . This should be topping the charts. Do make reservations, way in advance, specially for dinner. Food, specially seafood is great. Ambiance, music and mojitos make for memorable night.

  • Visited October 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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Naples, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best Food and Service In Cartagena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Best Food and Service In Cartagena. We ate here twice the food is creative and delicious. Prices for this caliber of food and service make La Vitrola an absolute bargain. The wine list will please most and reasonable pricing. The decor is Old Havana and they pull it off only much nicer than current Old Havana. Fresh well prepared seafood is the pinnacle achievement here. Please Try the carpaccio de mero, grouper sliced paper-thin and dressed with lime and olive oil it blew my mind. This Restaurant is a Foodie paradise.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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