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Healthy, Colombian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Updated 03/25/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed July 12, 2022 via mobile

A fantastic restaurant, myself and friends had a simply wonderful meal here one night during our trip through Colombia. The chef came out personally to go through each and every item on the menu and the two women with him couldn't have been better server's,...always with a smile. He was Parisian and cared so much for his customers and put so much care and attention into the food. Big variety in the menu too from pasta and lasagna, to chicken dishes and a host of seafood options. Lovely decor and ambiance with very reasonable prices. Most of all, the food was delicious. A superb dining experience.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022

We had an exquisite lunch at Ohlala. The restaurant is lovely decorated with artsy retro-elements. The meals were wonderful - Columbian food with a touch of French cuisine. The chef even explained us the ingredients and the specilaties. You can feel his passion for tastes,...smells and colors. One of the best restaurants in Cartagena since it offers fresh high quality dishes for really fair prices. Love it!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 19, 2021 via mobile

Wonderful bistro with a great ambience. The food was terrific and the service was super nice. They also offer cooking classes where delicious local dishes are prepared using fresh ingredients.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 19, 2021

My partner and I chose to do a cooking class with Carolina because she offered vegetarian options, and we are incredibly grateful we did so. She brought us to an authentic Colombian market we’re we shopped for fresh ingredients like locals. We had so much...fun while preparing lunch, and Carolina taught us lots about Colombian culture. Overall I’m excited to give Carolina and Ohlala a 5/5!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 22, 2021 via mobile

An amazing cooking classe with the owner, whom is super kind. We really enjoyed our time there and the food was delicious. I recommend it 100%

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2021

First time I ate a as good and made with love clafoutis out of Paris. The pancakes was delicious, as my capuccino felt sparked of love on the top. The whole vibe of the place is really welcoming and have good music. The food really...worth it price. Local love. Thanks PMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 2, 2021

We did a tour of the bazurto market and cooking class with Caro, and we had a blast! We got to see the market and learn about the local food, and then we went back to the restaurant and learned how to prepare classic Colombian...dishes. The class was easy and laid back, we kept busy doing the prep work and Caro and her staff were there to guide us and keep the drinks coming. Most of the delicate parts were handled by the staff, so we didn't have to worry about burnt caramel or overcooked fritters. The food turned out amazing, and I picked up a few skills I can try at home.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 16, 2021

Went there early for lunch and had the best ceviche I tasted in Cartagena. My lunch companions enjoyed their meals from a diverse, ambitious and inviting menu. Good value and service.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 10, 2021

We had a great time with Carolina, who first took us to Bazurto market in the morning and then showed us how to prepare some staple dishes from the Colombian Caribbean coast. The market experience was incredible and we would highly recommend to go with...someone as knowledgable as Carolina. Seeing her haggle the prices made us almost feel like we were shopping for our own restaurant. Preparing all the fresh fruits and vegetables we bought back at the restaurant was great fun. We listened to some music, danced, chatted and most importantly learned a lot about the different ingredients and new flavours. Carolina is not only an amazing chef, but also great fun and it felt like cooking with a friend rather than a cooking class. The dishes we made were super delicious and we even got some of the coconut macarons we made to take home with us. Thanks for this incredible experience!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed January 9, 2021

My friend and I did a fruit tasting with Carolina and her team. Cannot recommend enough. So good! Loved meeting her and learning about the different fruits Colombia has to offer. Can’t miss this if you’re in Cartagena!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

Amazing Cooking Class and food! Carolina one of the owners took us to the market to get our ingredients this was a true local experience, she knows the people there and everyone is so nice despite the craziness of the market Once at the restaurant...Carolina teach us local starters main dish and desert, her passion for what she does is admirable she makes the whole experience fun and shares a lot of tips, all her staff are women that she has trained and they all seem happy to work there... smiles everywhere! If you want to taste local Colombian cuisine this is the place and try the cooking class super recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

We had a great visit here in February 2020. The owner served our group of 16 and accommodated us nicely. The food was incredible and it felt very homey. Would recommend this place in Cartagena for sure.

Date of visit: February 2020
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carolinav600, Propietario at Ohlala Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Hola Sarah Thanks a lot for sharing your experience you can’t imagine how Important is for us to know that’s all that we do with our love have a sense

Reviewed February 11, 2020

We had a wonderful time at the Ohlala cooking class. It was very informative and loads of fun. They could not have been more accommodating. I highly recommend this activity for those who love to cook and/or eat!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020

We had a wonderful dinner here on a vacation in Cartegena. I really enjoyed the mix of French and Colombian/Caribbean cuisine. It is really masterful and flavorful. I highly recommend the pescado with passion fruit sauce. The flavors are incredible and go so well together....Dessert was fabulous and very tasty, also. Service was prompt and very friendly. Well worth a trip when in Cartegena!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020 via mobile

I was conned into going here for an end of tour group meal. We'd been promised Colombian food and got French (guide claimed it was fusion). Even if we'd wanted French, the food was only OK. Service was slow and patchy - some of the...drinks we ordered took ages. There was a complementary aperitif of sangria-like wine, which was probably designed to keep us there when some showed signs of leaving without ordering. Much better an cheaper options i CartagenaMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Ohlala Bistrot is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4