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We are a Colombian Lebanese restaurant located in the Walled city in Cartagena. Enjoy a variety of food with a fusion between colombian and lebanese.
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Fusion, Lebanese, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed May 31, 2020 via mobile

This place was good! Very delicious and fresh food. The interior is very lively and cooky, wasn’t sure what to expect for a Mediterranean restaurant in Colombia, but was pleasantly surprised.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 17, 2020 via mobile

Nice middle eastern cuisine within the walled city, had live band playing which added to atmosphere. Nice cocktails as well. Would recommend as had good Vegetarian options.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Good restaurant, nice waiters but do not worth a top 3 in Cartagena (after the standards for the « super » touristic city are probably lower than elsewhere)More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ZaitunCartagena, Agencia/Consultora at Zaitun Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

We appreciate sharing your experience in Zaitún Cartagena. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the attention we offered at this place. It is very important to us that you can share the specific reason for your appreciation of the position of our establishment...More

Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

Awesome experience!!! Is a very nice place. Great decoration. Excellent Arab an typical Cartagena food. The service is outstanding. Mix of flavors like no other place. Is open through the day which is difficult to find in Cartagena if you want to have “late lunch”....Marco Antonio helped us, he was always kind and giving advice!! Also the restaurant’s location is great, near to other restaurants, cafes, shops and colonial houses and churches.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ZaitunCartagena, Agencia/Consultora at Zaitun Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

We want to thank you for sharing your incredible experience in Zaitún Cartagena. We want to make this place a true space full of flavor and joy every day. And we love knowing that you enjoyed every detail of your visit to our home. Thank...More

Reviewed March 11, 2020

Cartagena has no shortage of great restaurants, so it wasn't much of a surprise to learn that Zaitun was no exception. Our server Marco took great care of us - taking the time to explain any dish we weren't sure about. In the end, our...favorite dishes were probably the appetizers - the kafta, empanadas, and hummus. So good! The cocktails were amazing too. A great value, and delicious food. Definitely stop in.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ZaitunCartagena, Agencia/Consultora at Zaitun Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

We are immensely happy to know that they found in Zaitún Cartagena a place that met their expectations. Every detail of our service and attention is elaborated with the greatest of affection. Marco and the rest of the team send you a big hug.

Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant. We went two nights in a row because the food was so good. Ceviche is the best I have ever had. The cebiche fantasia caribe was particularly awesome although I loved the trio of ceviches the following night. Also loved the tomato soup...and the stuffed grape leaves. The falafel was ok though but mostly because my wife wasn’t expecting cilantro in it. Atmosphere was also great with live music both nights. Thankfully the music was a perfect volume to still be able to hold a conversation. Service was also excellent, particularly Randy. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ZaitunCartagena, Agencia/Consultora at Zaitun Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

Every word we read from his commentary on the experience they lived in Zaitún Cartagena for us becomes an impulse, a motivation to continue making this place a true space full of flavor and joy. Many for the recommendations. Randy and the rest of the...More

Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Were looked after really well by Marco, our waiter. The food was excellent and the staff great fun. One of our party was treated to a birthday celebration.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ZaitunCartagena, Agencia/Consultora at Zaitun Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

Every detail of our service and attention is elaborated with all the pleasure and affection for each of you. And we are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the food and service in Zaitún Cartagena. Thanks for recommending us. Marco and the rest of...More

Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Oh my God! Food and drinks were amazing!!! Great combination of local and Arabian food, the mixture was really interesting, flavorful, the textures. Wonderful experienceMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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ZaitunCartagena, Agencia/Consultora at Zaitun Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

We want to thank you for sharing your pleasant comment about the wonderful experience you lived in Zaitún Cartagena. We do it every day with pleasure and all the love for each of you. Thank you for the recommendations. We send a warm and strong...More

Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

This place is amazing. There’s not even that much else you need to know — just go! The food was so delicious and though on the slightly more expensive side, definitely worth it. We had the steak medallions with coconut rice and patacones, as well...as the classic ceviche, and it was all to die for. We had a slight snafu with the bill (were charged for a bottle of wine instead of a glass) but it ended up being handled graciously enough. So pay attention to the final bill. Otherwise, ENJOY.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ZaitunCartagena, Agencia/Consultora at Zaitun Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your experience in Zaitún Cartagena. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed every detail in your visit to this place. Each recommendation for us is a reason to continue making this place a space full of flavor...More

Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

My wife adored the creole fish. My vegetarian mix was good and serving the Mediterranean salad in a thin flatbread bowl was a lovely detail. I can see why this place is so well recommended. Neil, our waiter, was super attentive. His attention reminded me...of some Michelin star places I have eaten at. I sometimes find this over the top but he was so polite and friendly that it worked.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ZaitunCartagena, Agencia/Consultora at Zaitun Cartagena, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your pleasant experience in Zaitún Cartagena. Every day we work to make this place a true space full of flavor and joy. And it fills us with immense joy to know that together with his wife they enjoyed every...More

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Es un lugar ideal para ese tipo de celebración. Buena suerte!
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Thank you very much for choosing Zaitún Cartagena to celebrate your birthday. Any concerns or requirements can write to us  to our reservation email We are attentive.
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THey definitely cater to vegan /vegetrian needs.. The hosts and servers there are super nice and will definitely accommodate your needs .
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