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Named after our friendly resident lazy cats Tomasito y Lionel, The Lazy Cat or El Gato Perezoso in Spanish is set in a pretty riverside cottage in the heart of Minca, there is a lovely terrace where you can chill out to the sounds of the river, play spot the iguana & take advantage of free wi-fi. Inside it’s brightly colored & cosy with comfy corners, sofas where you can sit back & relax, enjoy a film listen to music or play a board game.Friendly Anglo/Colombian owners Steph & Cobi are always on site to make you feel at home & prepare fantastic value for money food ranging from delicious home-made burgers, to Thai style stir-fries with rice noodles, fillet steaks, fresh salads, hummus, wraps,
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, Fusion
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews burger noodles juice guacamole chicken pork salad happy hour the river ate here nice terrace during our stay both times free wifi nice staff tasty food santa marta wok
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

We particularly liked the eating area as you arrive you will be brought to the rear end of the entrance where the seating area is on a decked balcony. There was a very relaxed vibe. The menu had lots of options and had a happy...hourdiscount for a number of meals (5-7p.m) , for example my partner has a burger and fries which was on this happy hour it tasted really good. I got a salad which was equally as good. The food was tasty and the service was good. We had been away for some time and found it hard to get a reasonable priced glass of wine and were delighted to see this on the menu- the wine was great. We ate here two nights in a row, the food was equally as good the next night, they also make a great espresso martini. Highly recommend the food here.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

The guacamole was delicious. Very friendly place, good for lunch! Their terasses in the back has a nice view.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020 via mobile

We ate dinner here on the evening of Feb.13. No ice, just bottled beers. Ordered two quesidias, one chicken one beef. Shared. Both woke up with severe food poisoning. Luckily had antibiotics with us. Took us about 3 days to recover. Only down side to...an otherwise great 18 days in Colombia. Be prepared.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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U1500HMstephaniec, Owner at Lazy cat, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you felt ill after eating at lazy cat over 2 weeks ago. After having 2 other complaints around the same time as yours we have been reviewing all of our kitchen practices in great detail. I would...More

Reviewed February 13, 2020

Very popular, constant turnover of people, and seemed to be ppl waiting from 7-8:30. Happy hr of discounted selected drinks & food 5-7. Had the chicken&veg wok which was incredible - huge portion, boiling hot, very tasty, and the Mexican burger which was also incredible....Both 2 of the best dishes we've had anywhere ! Also had fruit smoothies which were lovely. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

I went to the Lazy Cat cafe twice in a row. The first time was great. I loved the food, the atmosphere and the views form the garden. We even saw Toucans. I had the mediterranean salad and had some mild digestive issues afterwards but...I didn't link it immediately to the food. The next day I had the mexican salad and got violently sick soon after. I was very ill for 4 days and had to change my travel plans and saw a doctor in Santa Marta who put me on antibiotics because the sickness wasn't getting better. I am still recovering from the experience at this time. I couldn't make it to the air bnb I had paid in Palomino and splashed a lot of money in medications and accommodation. I went to tell the cafe about the food poisoning and all they offered was a complimentary cup of tea.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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U1500HMstephaniec, Owner at Lazy cat, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. It is very concerning for us and we are checking that hygiene procedures are being corrrctly followed with our kitchen staff. All of our fruit and vegetables come from a reputable supplier and are washed thoroughly...More

Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

A great choice for vegetarians and non as well. I tasted a sandwich that were just awesome. Excellent environment to have rest and get unplugged of the mess!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

Food food with nice sitting options at the terrace, away from the street and overlooking the stream. Recommend trying it.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

This is a good restaurant for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. We came here with a small group on Christmas Eve and they had run out of a few of the dishes but there was still plenty of choice. Food and drinks were pretty good but...not outstanding. Service was good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 18, 2019 via mobile

We popped in here for cocktails and was sat outside looking over the stream. Lovely location and the drinks were great (we had a beer, strawberry daiquiri and a ginger lemonade). Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to me by locals and I was not disappointed. We had a great lunch and we found the staff to be friendly and welcoming as well. Definately on my list to return when in Minca!

Date of visit: November 2019
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