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Juan del Mar


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2019 Winner

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$9 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Pizza, Colombian
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a the beautiful walled city of Cartagena, this place is an extraordinary value for price option for dining. We ordered a as appetizers- fish cebiche, fried octopus, crab legs in garlic sauce and plantains. All delicious choices recommended by the house. For main...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Rfneira
jdmrestaurantes, Propietario at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Rf! So happy to hear you and your friends enjoyed our restaurant. This makes us work harder,since we want all are clients to have a great experience at our restaurants, as you guys did. Our seafood is fresh which makes a big difference. That’s...More

Reviewed July 13, 2019

Solid option for dinner. The menus is unique and interesting, focusing on seafood and mostly Colombian ingredientes. Food is well prepared and seasoned. The staff is very friendly. There is a band playing salsa. The decor is simple and subtle. Open kitchen. Tip: book in...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 933miguelp
jdmrestaurantes, Gerente at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Miguel, Happy to hear you enjoyed our restaurant. Always welcome! Juandelmar

Reviewed June 19, 2019

How can we start? Let's start with the good things: the 1st person who talked to us was very friendly and after taking our order he came with great versions of Coconut lemonade and Mango lemonade... after that... just a total disaster! We ordered Tuna...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 4lhunt3r2o99
jdmrestaurantes, Propietario at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience at our restaurant. I really don’t know what happened since we always received very good comments. Wish to see you again to give you all our best food and service. Juandelmar

Reviewed June 5, 2019

We went to Juan del Mar specifically for the Colombian paella and it didn't disappoint. The seafood was fresh and the portion to share between two people was large. The decor and ambiance was also very nice inside. We left feeling full and satisfied.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Sophie G
Reviewed June 4, 2019

I had made a number of other dining selections and Juan Del Mar did not make the original "cut" however as luck would have it the staff at our hotel recommended this restaurant and it was close by so we went. I am really glad...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PetuliaS
Reviewed May 28, 2019

The food excellent, the service very good. we were seated inside with air conditioning but the table was very very tied against a furniture where the keep glasses and every time they needed a glass I had to move. The patio or street tables were...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Ilevc
jdmrestaurantes, Propietario at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

Thanks for your opinion. Unfortunately, these republican houses in the old city have very reduced spaces. We will have your recommendation in mind. Welcome back! Juan del Mar

Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is associated with two other restaurants with the same “juan” name .. this seafood restaurant is only available in one of the smaller closed rooms.. while the other two are much more accessible to the kitchen and has outdoor seating... the food is...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank elgilbertolemon
mariafgiraldo, Propietario at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

Hi Elgilberto, Our seafood restaurante is the biggest of Juan's Restaurant. We have a patio, a terrace and two a/c rooms. You can even be seated outside. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed our food. Please come back and enjoy our life music at the...More

Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant was busy, but accommodated our walk-in at about 7:30 in the evening. Most tables were reserved. Menu is a nice mix of traditional Colombian and Italian-style dishes. Portions are large and well prepared. My wife’s fish was delicious and perfectly cooked in a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SandyGrim
jdmrestaurantes, Propietario at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Hi Sandy! Thanks for your comments! Cartagena is a beautiful city but prices here are a bit expensive depending where you go. Our restaurants are located in the best spot of the old city. Maybe that’s why you thought are prices are higher then where...More

Reviewed March 27, 2019

We walked in off the street at lunchtime and they found us a table despite being pretty full. We always eat in fish and seafood restaurants where possible, so even if the meal had been average we would probably have enjoyed our lunch. But, actually,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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jdmrestaurantes, Propietario at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

Pamm, So nice to hear your comments. Yes, our fishes and seafood are very fresh as you commented , since our tables rotate so often that we buy most of our food daily. Please come back and try our fresh tuna! Juan Del Mar

Reviewed March 21, 2019

This was the best meal in Cartagena that my friend and I had! It was a really cute place, the ceviche was incredible, with vegetables (which were hard for us to find in Colombia!!) It's right in the middle of a cute square with outdoor...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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