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El Santisimo

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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Gastropub
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Calle Del Torno # 39 - 76 | Diagonal al Hotel Santa Clara, Al lado del Restaurante El Santisimo, Cartagena 00000, Colombia
(57+) 5 6601532
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just a block from Santa Clara Sofitel . Opens at 7 (perfect for me & normal for many..maybe just a bit late for American seniors) Interesting interior with a full to ceiling wine rack. I never did understand the shoeless female mannequin draped in a brown monk's robe. Suggest hiding the feet. Anyhow, my lack of Spanish wasn't a... More 

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alexandria, virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third visit. They have several seating areas, but if you have a preference, make a reservation. The service was not good at all from start to finish. We sat for a while before our drink order, then wait again quite a bit for a water and sangria. The resaurant was empty when we entered and were seated.... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a little towards the perimeter of the town walls. They have what they call the angel song ceviche, it is awesome. I was a little skeptical about mango and kiwi in the ceviche but it works very well the leche de tigre is very salty and acidic and the mango is not fully ripe so it is... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared the cold octopus carpaccio. It was delicious. Then we each had a main. I had the salmon with mustard sauce and caramelized onions. It was one of the best dishes I ever had. Husband had the sea bass. He liked it. I did not. Then we had tres leches for dessert. We devoured it. It is a large... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is huge and uninviting and the seating is uncomfortable. Service is ok but not what you would expect for a restaurant of this level. We waited a long time to order and they all seemed to disappear. The portions are big but the food was lackluster, even the coconut rice which is a staple in Cartagenean cuisine. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner. The decor is religious themed (goes with the name), which was cute and quirky except for the mannequin dressed in robe with its face covered, which was a little creepy. The food was incredible. We did the happy hour deal (appetizer + entree + dessert + 2 hours of whatever drinks you... More 

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've gone here 2 times, more than two years apart and it was amazing both times.best in the Caribbean region of Colombia. The lunch and dinner deal with 3 courses and drink special is well worth it.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommeded by the folks at 3rd Rock Adventures as a great place for fine dining in Cartagena. They were right. It was good....actually very good. We loved it. The servers were professional, they were prompt, and each course was well presented. The food itself was excellent quality and the menu was varied with unique options. Great wine... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

High expectations not met is a huge disappointment. I was expecting great food, knowledgeable servers and an amazing ambiance. None of them was met. The food was average quality at a very expensive price. The severs had no clue about the recipes, processes or ingredients in any item on the menu. No wine expert is available to help with pairings... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Based on the reviews we had high expectations for our 12th wedding anniversary, we walked in, the place looks great, but from there it all disappointed. The service was rushed, unfriendly and not attentive, while we were getting ready for a toast, the waitress stood there ready to take the order, instead of leaving a private moment to ourselves. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Del Torno # 39 - 76 | Diagonal al Hotel Santa Clara, Al lado del Restaurante El Santisimo, Cartagena 00000, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: (57+) 5 6601532

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