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$12 - $23
Mediterranean, Spanish, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed August 27, 2021 via mobile

My girlfriend and I found this little tapas bar down a side street off the main thoroughfare in Cartagena whilst out looking for an authentic Spanish dining experience. We were not disappointed, the menu had a range of ham and cheese boards along with the...ubiquitous croquettes which were all delicious. The ambiance was fantastic too, with the cured hams hanging on display in the window to whet your appetite and the reassuring sound of native Spanish speakers all around. After a fantastic evening the bill arrived as a further pleasant surprise, in fact we liked the Nuestra so much we went back the next day for brunch. Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

Should be good....isn’t. With the hams hanging this all appears good but our plate of Ibérico Jamón was truly awful and was cut with a blunt axe by the looks of it. The guy cutting didn’t have a clue and we got bacon thick ‘jamón...ibérico’. Worst I’ve ever had in Spain and I found myself apologising to our friends who had never had Jamón Ibérico before. There was no melt in the mouth experience here. Don’t bother with this place.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed February 26, 2020

In this restaurant you can find whatever you want related with spanish traditional food. Is a good place also to have a typical lunch or tapas. The staff is totally involved in customer service. If you are in Cartagena, visit it! Don´t let it go!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 13, 2019

Happened upon this place while walking through Cartagena. Board outside offered 3-course prix fixe lunch for 10 euros. This included salad or soup (the mixed salad was a little disappointing, but the soup was fine), choice of three main courses (including a tuna steak, which...was delicious), plus bread, drink, dessert and coffee. Service was a bit distant, but this isn't a Michelin starred place either. (And we were the only tourists in the joint, FWIW.)More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 20, 2019

Our drinks came quickly, but after waiting for half an hour with no food in sight, on enquiring where our meat and cheese platter was it turned out that they'd forgotten about us! We weren't in a rush but would have appreciated an apology. When...we got our food it was good, but nothing special. We were there for dinner but I imagine it would be good to go for lunch.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

Basic food, staff rude. Would rather her get more guests in than treat the ones they have well. Took ages to serve us when we wanted things and then rushed us when we didn't.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 17, 2019

Our party of 6 people hoping to have a nice light lunch at this authentic looking outdoor restaurant were so disappointed by the experience. We ordered sangria and 4 dishes including the meat and cheese platter to share. The waitress only brought us 4 glasses...and I had to ask her three times for the additional 2 glasses. After more than 30 minutes only one platter came out and still no plates on the table. Another half an hour passed and the waiter brought our meat and cheese platter to the table next door. My sister literally had to go inside the restaurant and carry our meat and cheese platter out herself! When I asked the owner/manager for the check for the third time he became extremely rude. We never got 2 of the 4 platters we ordered and aside from the horrific service the food was mediocre at best. Don’t waste your time giving people like this your business!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Decided to have dinner here on a warm quiet Sunday evening when most restaurants are closed. Sat at a table outside for 15 minutes before anyone asked me if I wanted anything. Had to ask the waiter to wipe the table which was sticky. Drinks...are cheap (less than 3 euro for beer or wine). Decided to order Rabo de Toro (oxtail stew) which come in 2 sizes. Asked the waiter if he recommended ordering 2 or 3 dishes as they were so inexpensive (<5€)and he said no. Plate came with a single thick slice which was incredibly tasty. Used bread to soak up all the sauce but needed to order another dish as quantity (for the small portion size) was not adequate for a full meal. Ordered Carillera de cerdo (pig cheeks) which was also incredible. Service sucked as you literally have to flag down the waiter for anything you need. Took 15 minutes to get the bill then waiter virtually disappeared. Had to go in to pay and when I did zero sympathy. Go for the good stews but do not expect to be pampered.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2019

The food was delicious. The waiters were very friendly. The restaurant is situated right in the centre of the old town, so it is an idyllic location. I would definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for a quick bite to eat during a day visit to Cartagena. Fantastic food and drink at a very reasonable price. Very much recommended.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Nuestra Tradicion Venta El Abasto Cartagena is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4