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La Cocina de Socorro

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Colombian, Spanish
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Cra 8 B, Nr 34, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6602045
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Weston, Florida
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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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 

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Thank MonikCol
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Delicious fish soup! But the rest of the food was blah, they didn't have much flavor; The place is frequented by tourists and locals.

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Thank Sonia M
Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

No lo confundan con la CASA de Socorro. En la cocina no tienen interés de que coman rico o pasen un buen rato. Sus horarios parecen tan volubles como los meseros que aseguran que están cerrando sin importar la hora... Not to ve confused with la CASA de Socorro. In la Cocina they aren 'te at all interested in you... More 

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Thank ReginadelaP
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

My mom had seen this place advertised on CNN a while ago and longed to try it if we ever visited Cartagena. We thought it would be more expensive than other places since an add on CNN has to cost some money. However, the prices were cheaper than other places we had tried (we stayed withing the walled city). It... More 

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Thank Vania R
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32 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The place is nice, the service is good, and the food is more than acceptable, but definitely you can find better choices in Cartagena. I had the Red Snapper, fried. It tasted fine, nothing special. Had better ones in cheaper places. Unfortunately, I can't recommend this place.

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was busy! Many people are willing to put up with slow service to eat here! The food was good - we ordered grilled sea bass, the Cartagena meat, and soups. The attraction may be that this restaurant is great for just relaxing, taking your time, and talking. The atmosphere is great for that.

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Thank Lonetrek2012
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Its a nice ple to go for lunch, theres agood selection of tropical colombian food, fishes and sea food. But we have to wait like 15 minutes for a waiter to attend us and another hour to get our food

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

My dad took us there as I had not been in the country for years and I was really craving a fried fish with patacones and arroz con coco ( coconut rice) and it definitely delivered! Loved it all. Service was a bit slow and it can be a bit tight in terms of space if you have little ones... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Colombian, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
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?