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La Cocina de Socorro

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Colombian
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Cra 8 B, Nr 34, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6602045
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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313 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by here for a mojito last evening, we considered eating because the menu had some nice sounding dishes, but we didn't. Sitting out on the front patio was good, especially for people watching. The mojitos were cold and strong! Yummy!

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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time in this place for Birthday celebration.Fried red snapper was divine,beef steak cooked to perfection.Beer selection great,pina colada served with fresh pineapple juice and slice of fresh fruit.It was not cheap but really nice experience.If you looking for a great clean place with quality fresh food -La cocina de Soccoro is the one.

Thank Linda D
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

It was a Sunday evening and the restaurant was busy. Perhaps it was simply too busy for the amount of staff. The service was terrible and the food forgettable. The Coconut rice was just ok and barely warm. The garlic shrimp was fishy. The fish with herbs was average but a small portion. The chicken gratin was a generous portion... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

Looking at the wall of faded celebrity photos at the entrance, you would think this was the place to be at some point in the 90s. However, will all new gastronomy taking over Cartagena as international tourism increases, this place seems to be past its glory. The restaurant has high prices, yet plates its dishes like any other generic restaurant... More 

Thank L S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

We had a great meal including Ceviche, Sea Food Soup. The Sea Food soup was amazing and I generally don't go for soup. If you are going for Langosta you should ask the hostess if they have it before you sit down, some times they do not.

Thank Eric D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

I admitted I forgot to red the reviews on TripAdvisor and I went to this restaurant today guess what I get ? Good food terrible service ... too late. Any way I like the food was good and surprisingly I got it fast after that you don't see ever again your waiter so be ready you must need to order... More 

Thank javisan2020
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

The quality of the food was not good. The arroz con coco (rice with coconut) was a bit cold. I had the gratinated (with melt cheese) shrimps and were served with the shells. My wife had the shrimp cocktail and those were ok. Price of the food is fair and the service is fast.

Thank Higinio R
Weston, Florida
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

We tried to eat here today and were seated upstairs. After ordering (we speak Spanish and my girlfriend is Colombian), we were completely ignored. All the other tables were served and we could not even get a drink. After waiting patiently while all the other tables were served, we got up to leave, I told the waiter in Spanish that... More 

Thank stevemunzer
Barranquilla, Colombia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of my favorite places, the food is delicious but unfortunately the service it is really bad. Yesterday I tried to have lunch, and a lady really rude say no we don't have any table...today it was the same situation with me and other people. Then I waited to have the menu, she brought me the... More 

Thank MonikCol
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

When going for the first time to Cartagena, street food is a must. The warm maiz arepas, the shishkebabs being grilled on the street corners, are amazing, yet when in the mood for an airconditioned, high end, very modestly priced experience that offers amazing food, you must go to La Cocina de Socorro. Their fried coconut rice is a true... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cra 8 B, Nr 34, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6602045

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