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Calle Santo Domingo 33-81 | Centro, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 5 6647099
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12:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered Rice with seafood. The menu explains the plate consist of mixed seafood and rice. Well, our plate was served with Chinese style dark fried rice with uneatable veggies and few shrimps for garnish. We complained to the waitress and she said this is the way it is. We asked for the owner and we were told owner is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was good. Didn't wait too long for our meals. My friend was served a wrong meal and was given her correct order with having to ask or involve any other staff. Prices are fair however the quality of food isn't great. My chicken was basically only seasoned with a small amount of salt. No sign of creole seasonings... More 

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Thank Drea G
Buenos Aires, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Olanos several times before and food use to be tasty and well prepared. Unfortunately we try the restaurant few weeks back during holidays in cartagena and found the food to be going down the hill. We ordered coctel de camarones en cama de aguacate which was not really a bed of avocado just a few chopped... More 

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Thank Costanza401
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best meals of our vacation. The lobster was the best, sweetest I've ever had. I loved the arroz de coco too. Vegetables were delicious. Great meal!

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Thank Amy G
Thunder bay
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We stopped by this cozy place on our last night in Cartagena. The value here is good and the food is a bit better than OK. In the off chance that the proprietors read these reviews, I would like to provide some honest feedback with an eye towards improving your next guests experience. 1. Your service is awesome. Thank you... More 

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dondeolano, Gerente at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us and for provide us with some feedback that we apreciate from you. Thanks for your opinion. More 

Annecy, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We found this charming and discreet restaurant by coincidence, and we were appealed by their numerous rewards (le petit futé, trip advisor). Excellent surprise, we were all amazed by the service and food. Try the lobster, definitely the best of my life!

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Thank ShanaHarvey
dondeolano, Propietario at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, it was a pleasure to know that you have enjoyed our menú and our space..very welcome, we hope to see you soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We went for lunch at Donde Olano as it was recommended by some local friends. Our party of eight had a beautiful table in the courtyard. The entire experience, from start to finish, was wonderful. Relaxing atmosphere, outstanding service, and the finest lunch one could want. I cannot remember what the name was but it was the most tender beef... More 

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Thank pamela14826
dondeolano, Propietario at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review

It is grateful to know that you all had a good time donde olano and enjoy food and garden, very nice of you to write about it. Have a good day, sometime we will see you again. More 

Toronto
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

On a ship's excursion, we were left with very little time for lunch. We were attracted to this menu and pretty courtyard. Initially, the maitre d' said they couldn't accommodate our time constraints but then offered to prepare ceviche & a seafood salad. Perfect solution and delicious. He oversaw our service and made sure we had our bill so we... More 

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Publi O, Gerente at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review

We are happy that everything was just on time and could enjoy our see food plates, it is a pleasure to have you next time you pass by Cartagena in the restaurant donde olano. very wellcome. More 

st paul, United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Tried the Robalo al limon which was excellent. Lemon flavored cream sauce on a large chunk of flaky fish was delicious. Also tried the Camarones Gabo with a slight creamy white wine/cognac sauce with a hint of oregano. To die for. Robalo a la Plancha by comparison was not as exciting. Nicely grilled fish sin sauce. But the potatoes &... More 

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Thank Jane B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Not much into French-Creole fussion cuisine but these Shrimp with Maracujá sauce, more than expected. While waiting for my dish to arrive, the kind waitress had me try an Onion Marmalade, def not the type of combination you're used to, but surprised, just awesome! Have your meal in the courtyard... soft french music, nice balconies and plants to look around.

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Thank PauloSalasMonje
Publi O, Gerente at Restaurante Donde Olano, responded to this review

It is a pleasure to had you in donde olano, very wellcome next time you come to cartagena de indias. Have a good day... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santo Domingo 33-81 | Centro, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6647099

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?