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“A "Must" if in Santa Marta. Great Seafood - Mediterranean dishes!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Basilea Gourmet

Basilea Gourmet
Cll.16 No. 2-58 | Centro historico, Santa Marta, Colombia
5 4314138
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Ranked #20 of 116 restaurants in Santa Marta
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A "Must" if in Santa Marta. Great Seafood - Mediterranean dishes!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Very special Restaurant, great chef (Owner) who comes out to recommend the specials!!! Worth visiting If you are in Santa Marta. It is also a great location to go for a sightseeing walk after dinner or lunch. It' s located in the middle of the old city district.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“Too expensive for the quality or the food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We went because we have read on a magazine an article saying that the owner is the top 11 chef in Colombia, what resulted very disappointing for me since the food was tasteless and on the case of the 3 people on my table that ordered grouper fish it was over-cooked and felt no fresh, to what the chef and staff only said we were wrong, but they would take that into account, so like they don't care. On the other hand, on the menu they offer natural fruit juices, but actually if you try ordering one they just say the don't have juices that day. Besides that, they don't give you your invoice when you pay saying there's a new tax in Colombia that is not configured on their system, and that tax of 8% is not included on the menu prices, since according the owner, one tax is included on the menu but the other one is not. In summary, I would not recommend going to this restaurant, although it has a beautiful atmosphere it's really pricey for what you get.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hague
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Pricey! Good food and nice place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Food is good, service is good, nice decoration. It was empty however on a Saturday evening, I bet its because of the high prices, not worth paying that much.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, nice owner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Elaborate food, excellent service, we were very well attended by it's nice owner- French food, good quality with a varied menu and very good desserts. The wine list is a little pricey but the restaurant is lovely

Visited January 2012
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Whistler
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant and service - food disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

The restaurant is lovely - small - only seats 40. Beautiful place settings, cutlery, wine glasses.
The service was excellent.
Unfortunately, this was our most expensive dinner after 3 weeks in Colombia (including Zona Rosa in Bogota) and the food did not live up to our expectations of such a nice restaurant.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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