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Juan del Mar

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
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$9 - $20
CUISINES
Pizza, Colombian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have 3 restaurants: a pizzeria, a Peruvian kitchen and a seafood restaurant (so make sure you're going to the right one). We went to the seafood place on a Monday evening. It was jammed. Later in the week would almost definitely require a reservation....More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here recently and enjoyed it immensely. We ordered the fried selection of local fish served with an African sauce - it was probably the best fish we have had recently - very moist. Our next dish which we also shared was fried...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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juandelmariglesias, Director General at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi skychaser, We’re very happy to hear you enjoyed visiting us. Please come back and try our other two restaurants in the same magical plaza. Juandelmar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is in two locations on either side of the plaza, this is on the south side. We did not book and would ideally have sat in the open atrium area of the restaurant but were instead put in an air-conditioned dining room which...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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juandelmariglesias, Director General at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jane! So glad to hear you had a great experience at our restaurant. Our clients are always happy with our food,service and ambiance! Love for you to try our Peruvian restaurant or our delicious Italian restaurant. Our pizzas are considered the best in town. Juandelmar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place with gentle atmosphere and wonderful fresh fish. We ate here twice in a week. Nice samba music too!

Date of visit: February 2020
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juandelmariglesias, Director General at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi James! Many thanks for your great comments. Glad to hear you visited us twice. If still in town, come and eat at our other two restaurants in the same magical plaza. Juandelmar

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our week stay in Cartagena. All dishes and drinks were delicious. Prices were very reasonable for the ingredient and serving size. Easy laid back restaurant and personal service.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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juandelmariglesias, Director General at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jeanetha! First of all love your name. Sounds very sweet! Happy to hear your comments. We try to give our clients all the best. Good food, great service and a staff working hard for our prices to be reasonable. Did you enjoy our music and...More

Reviewed February 26, 2020

My wife and I were hoping to enjoy some fresh fish and lobster while in Cartagena. Juan del Mar is an obviously popular (busy) place on Plaza San Diego, with ample inside and patio seating. Strangely they divide seating into sections based on food category...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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juandelmariglesias, Director General at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi JCjennings, We have been opened since 1988 and this is the first time we have received such terrible comments. We’re considered one of the best restaurants in town. That’s the reason why we’re so busy. It’s very disrespectful to say we trap our clients....More

Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Very very slow service. Pizza had mediocre ingredients, crust was okay however. Won’t come back. All hype no game.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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juandelmariglesias, Director General at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2020

Hi Esteban So sorry to hear you had a bad experience at my pizzeria. I just want you to know we use the best ingredients for our pizzas. Our tomatoes are imported from Italy, the same as our parmesan cheese. We famous for our pizzas....More

Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic meal/evening. Had a table beside kitchen and stage . Entertained all evening. Food was delicious and saw everything being cooked.

Date of visit: February 2020
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juandelmariglesias, Director General at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Leonardo! So happy to hear you had such a delightful experience. You made my day. We work hard so our clients feel as happy as you.

Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food. Very busy, popular with locals and tourists. Basically 2 restaurants, one for pizza and one for seafood. Service was leisurely as they were very busy. We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. Open kitchen where you can watch the chefs...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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juandelmariglesias, Director General at Juan del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Hi Coldy, Your description of our restaurants was great but across the plaza we have our third restaurant. It’s Peruvian food with a great chef and all Peruvian ingredients. If you have the time try this delicious food. Thanks for choosing us!

Reviewed February 1, 2020

With the lame excuse that they were pretty full, and they weren’t when we arrived, the food took an hour and a half to arrive. The starter never came. The “yuca” was still frozen when it got to the table (literally). Price/performance this is one...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Estuvimos un dia de semana y ese dia no vimos musica en vivo, pero los fines de semana la hay.
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