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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing spot come with all your friends and family it’s a vibe and it’s blowing up. This is the perfect spot to enjoy food and drink with the whole gang. come here won’t let you down :)

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner and ordered the seafood paella, tapas mix and spicy potatoes. All three dishes were amazing and very reasonably priced. 10/10 I highly reccomend you spot by for drinks and food.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for a quick lunch. We were thinking of Tapas but didn't 't realize until we got there that there was only a choice of preselected meat, fish, or mixed. The food was very mediocre but it was reasonable considering the price, very inexpensive.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed October 16, 2023

It is always easy to say nice things about good people and Sindy and her staff at La Taperia are the best. The BEST. The food is outstandingly delicious (although I admit I miss her dad's crab tapas! hehe). The location in La Bovedas, which...abuts the walls of the UNESCO-listed historic center, suits the restaurant, offering an intimate, come-as-you-are feel. Sindy has recreated a Madrid feel while merging it with a Colombian chic. The menu is the special part -- what is fresh that day is what goes on tapas and in the paella and the paella ... WOW!! The folks I brought to La Taperia were new to paella and now, want more! The sangria is always amazing and Sindy brewed a batch with a rose that was light, crisp, and refreshing and was a perfect complement to the meal. The paella of the day was a shrimp paella and it was loaded with large prawns, smaller, sweet shrimp, as well as chorizo and chicken. We went with a mix of tapas and all of them were terrific, especially the gambas al ajillo. As good as the food is, and the food is utterly terrific, SIndy makes the place. She is one of the best people anyone could hope to meet and anyone who enters the La Taperia for the first time may go in as a stranger but leaves as a friend. For those traveling to Cartagena, be sure to put La Taperia at the top of the gastronomic to-do list!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 7, 2023 via mobile

A very unexpected and delightful surprise to find this Spanish Tapas place at the Bovedas, part of the ancient city wall facing the sea. Nice bullfight heritage ambience, refreshing atmosphere, wonderful service, and well selected verdejo white wines to cool down on a hot day...in Cartagena. Highly recommend going.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 22, 2023

First, the ladies working in la taqueria were so nice and friendly! Second, the food was amazing! We had an assortment of tapas as a starter, followed by a delicious paella. Last, the restaurant itself in a vaulted building next to the fortified walls is...very well decorated and such a nice atmosphere!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 12, 2023 via mobile

Service was perfect and I really Loved the food i can just recommend this pleace. The prices were also very good for the Quality of what you get.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 2, 2023

This Restaurant is super great , has great Tapas and offers great Sangria Jar. And good wine, the wine by Glass is of very good quality and is much cheaper than in a bottle. We totally recommend it It is located at the Bobedas ,...whis has a lot of special stores. The location is very important, because Las Bóvedas are a structure in the Old City of Cartagena in Colombia, attached to the walls. The Caribbean Sea is visible from the top of the structure. They were built as dungeons. They are located between the forts of Santa Clara and Santa Catalina.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed April 27, 2023

This restaurant is such a rare find in Cartagena. The menu was wonderful as was the service and a real bargain. We highly recommend checking this place out for a lunch or dinner as tapas.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 22, 2023 via mobile

Absolutely excelent! We had 4 dishes, each of them was totally amazing! Best tapas and seafood- octopus, calamari were melting in our mouths-meat was tender and well seasoned. Cannot wait when we will be next time in Braunschweig and visit La Taperia again! Service was...also amazing, cooks and waiters- chapeau bas! :)More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 19, 2023

Amazing atmosphere, we went there for a couple of tapas and some sangria for lunch and came back later on for the octopus, this place is a hidden gem in Cartagena :)More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Sindy De Ayola, Propietario at La Taperia, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2023
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Ana muchas gracias por valorar nuestro trabajo, clientes como ustedes nos motivan día a día a seguir cocinando con amor....More

Reviewed February 19, 2023

Last Monday, my husband, son and I went to eat in La Taperia. It was our last day in Cartagena and we regret not visiting the restaurant before. The flavour of each plate we ate was better than the one before and the customer service...was also great. It is the best restaurant in Cartagena!!!. We will be visiting again in our next trip to Cartagena.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 10, 2023 via mobile

Best food in Cartagena!!! A lot of care and attention to detail in the elaboration of each tapa. Each tapa (of several types) has a unique flavor and is special in its own way. Best chicken paella ever! The sangria is a must and quite...honestly the best I have seen in a restaurant. We got to know this place three years ago in our first trip to Cartagena. This last time we probably went there 7 or 8 times from a total of 11 days there. Yes, this is the real deal. Thanks Sindy for having us and preparing such great food!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 3, 2023

This will be my second time in the city of Cartagena and I had to return to my favorite spot here and once again it didn’t disappoint. Such amazing tapas and service. A true hidden gem! Highly recommend to visit.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed January 3, 2023 via mobile

Great food and great service. A cozy location whit great traditional tapas.On of my favorite spots in Cartagena.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Yes they did speak English a little broken but you will be able to communicate with them in English
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Yes, the owner takes credit cards. The owner and his wife are from Venezuela. They make the most delicious food. The place is small. Don't be taken aback. The owner even gave my family and I a ride back to our hotel... More
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La Tapería is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5