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Caribbean, Colombian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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0.2 miles from Walled City of Cartagena
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We will return! We had a Colombian Ceviche which was delicious, fresh and beautifully plated. Our server (Rafael sp?) was most gracious. We will however sit inside next time as we did not find the chairs comfortable and they were not the right height for...the table. Too many street entertainers and vendors for our liking.We appreciated the menu supplying an English description.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful open air setting. Great variety of ceviche and seafood. Quite tasty and fresh. Staff is courteous

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and informal environment, some of the best ceviches I have ever had in my life. You MUST go here if you are in Cartagena! I would suggest improving the design, which is a bit cold and too simple. But I would come back...here a million times!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 26, 2024 via mobile

A really nice restaurant. I loved the interiors of the place and the restaurant is positioned on a really cute street. I ordered the fish sandwich for my main and shared the empanadas to start. Both were really tasty. I reccomend ordering a ceviche as...well - really refreshing. The restaurant is on the pricier side be warned!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed January 21, 2024 via mobile

Amazing food Amazing people and hospitality Waited a bit for a table but was worth it Place is small and no AC but qgain... was worth it!!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 12, 2024 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! The food, service, and vibe! Some of the best ceviche we have had! We had a lovely lunch. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 7, 2024 via mobile

The ceviche was amazing, just as Anthony Bourdain told us! The paella was great too! The service was top notch as well! It’s a must see in Cartagena!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 6, 2024 via mobile

Really good ceviche! The grilled seafood tray was a bit disappointing as it was overcooked but still good. Only one dessert was available because of a problem with their freezer. But overall very good and would like go back to try other things.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed January 1, 2024 via mobile

We had a great lunch at La Cevicheria. They do not take reservations so we arrived about 20 minutes before they opened at 1. They opened their doors at 12:50 so our wait was not too long but a line had formed behind us. I...suppose because everything is so fresh, we found that a number of things we tried to order were not available. We especially loved the octopus with peanut sauce and the combination ceviche. They made great margaritas too! (Note to non-Spanish speaking tourists that there were some servers who did not speak English which made ordering more challenging)More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 23, 2023

La Cevichería is one of the most popular restaurants in Cartagena. It is a very tiny place and they don't take reservations. You must go with plenty of time to wait to enter the restaurant. If you want you can sit outside but with the...humidity, the beggars, street vendors, and cars passing by it's not very pleasant. The food is amazing and the presentation beautiful. The staff is very nice too. One of our favorite places. It is expensive, just keep that in mind.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 4, 2023

Was dying to go to this restaurant, however was just ok. Food took a while to come out as well. It’s a cute restaurant but lower expectations.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 28, 2023 via mobile

I had high hopes for this place as Anthony Bourdain recommended it. But there are no words to describe how unbelievably delicious my ceviche was here. I’m salivating as we speak remembering how amazing it was. I don’t think I’ll ever have ceviche as delicious...as this place. They should be charging more for these dishes. DON’T MISS THIS PLACE!!!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 28, 2023

So many people recommended la cevicheria that we were excited to go. It wasn’t a great experience for us. The service was great, but we didn’t like the food. And we do like ceviche. We ordered 2 different kinds and also a cooked seafood large...plate, and none of that was great tasting to us. My teen daughter liked her fish sandwich, and my younger daughter liked her rice. We also didn’t like eating on the street with vendors and performers approaching us the entire time we were there. The first few were fun, but the fact that it was continuous throughout the entire meal wasn’t what we were looking for. If you’re in the mood for that, it would be fun, but it was our last day on the trip and we were ready for a dinner without that. Because so many people love this, I wonder if maybe we just didn’t order the right things, but for us, it was a miss. Also, it was more expensive than meals we ate in fancy hotel courtyards and fine dining restaurants.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 20, 2023

My complaint isn’t about the food. Allow me to provide a clearer and concise description of my experience My complaint is about a waitress named Lucile at La Cervicheria Restaurant in Cartagena, Colombia. During my visit, after waiting for 15 minutes for a seat, Lucile...decided to give my spot to a Spanish couple simply because I am American. My concern is not about taking care of locals; rather, it is about the fact that Lucile informed me afterward that there was no longer any available seating. I was there before the Spanish couple; they did not have a reservation and did not seem to be regular customers at the restaurant. Despite the inclement weather, I made it clear to Lucile that I would share my experience online once I returned to the USA.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 1, 2023 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in all of Cartagena, and I ate here four times the week I was there. The ceviche is the freshest and best I ever had! The Peruvian ceviche with fish and the mixed with lemon and orange flavors were our...favorite. The sea food was melt in your mouth delicious, firm and well marinated every time. The margaritas are hand shaken and so good (try with the reposado tequila). The hostess maiya greeted us with a smile every time we arrived, and all the staff were so friendly that they all recognized and greeted us after a few visits. Carlos Rodriguez was our server most days, and was amazing at his job. For those unsure of what to order, the staff is super helpful. Don’t miss this restaurant when you are in Cartagena. A definite must tryMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Response from kimh4502WS | Reviewed this property |
No, but arrive early or wait in line.
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We had 2 people in our party, reservations were not necessary. We had dinner at 7 pm
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