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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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

Slow service and asked several times for a coke. Went with a small group. Served a complimentary drink - wine mixed with juice? Ordered the quiche. Small serving but lots of lettuce. Others ordered fish pie - mainly mashed potatoes. Soups were recommended. Desserts looked...good - chocolate brownie specifically. Service not added to bill. More of a French restaurant- so poor choice by guide.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

Great service, enjoyed the food. They gave us samples of food we had never tasted before. Amazing flavours

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Good Menu, nice place but bad service, almost an hour waiting, the dish was ni e but they served it cold, looks like it was very good place before but not anymoreMore

Date of visit: December 2019
carolinav600, Propietario at Ohlala Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2019

Hola!!! Thanks for writing and giving us your Opinion I have to Apologize is the service was not as good as you were waiting, sometimes we do want to make our best but it’s not always easy We hope h you give us a second...More

Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

This was soo much fun!! And the dishes we created were delicious. Carolina was so accommodating! My 17 year old son is a little picky but Carolina made every attempt to make the menu work for him but with NO pressure or judgement at all!!...And he LOVED everything we made. My husband also has an issue with coconut and again Carolina tried to reassure him that he would be ok with the ingredients because it would not be an overwhelming coconut flavor while always trying to be sensitive to his concerns. She taught us about ingredients we aren’t familiar with and some cooking techniques which I am definitely going to try at home! Can’t say enough good things about this experience. So much fun meeting new people, and trying a new foods and doing something not typical vacationy. A real treat!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
carolinav600, Propietario at Ohlala Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2020

Gracias!!!!! Thanks a lot for sharing your experience ,it was a real pleasure for me and all my team Our cooking class Happy to know you’re cooking at home and hope to see you soon

Reviewed December 20, 2019

This was by far the best part of our trip. We did a cooking class with Carolina (she’s incredible). She took us to the market, gave us a tour and explained everything very well, bought groceries and drove us back to her restaurant. We cooked...a wonderful meal - ceviche, macaroons, yuca cake, coconut chicken. Carolina made us feel at home and gave us a true Colombian experience. Definitely make time for this place - you will not regret it!!!!!!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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