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La Cocina De Pepina


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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$4 - $17

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Walk in restaurant. WE DON´T TAKE RESERVATIONS We serve traditional dishes from the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Come and enjoy our culture.
$4 - $17
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

Easy to miss and maybe a touch pricey but great local cuisine. We liked the stuffed peppers and the coconut rice and fish. Cozy little spot worth a visit.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank sndovale
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was kind of like eating at a cool aunt's house. Smallish, casual, charming dining room. The food was solid. Perfectly balanced fish ceviche. I had the coconut based fish & shrimp soup. I had the half size, which was perfect. Any more would've been...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank SusieChester80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good traditional food. However, judging by the price it doesn’t offer something much better than in other traditional cheaper places. Also the place is not well maintained. It is not a bad restaurant but not worth the money.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 991juandavidr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a nearby cafe owner.... Just as well as we would have walked by as its externsl view is very understated. Not many tables but all were full by 12.30 with mainly well heeled Colombians. The menu was quite...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Rupert K
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

It was by far the best piece of meat I got in town. It’s really local authentic cuisine! It’s a must! Ask for posta cartagenera

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank rabbitrey
Reviewed August 6, 2019

We came to this restaurant twice in a week, and I wish we went more than that. It was the best food we ate in Colombia. There are so many more dishes I want to try. It's that restaurant that I am still dreaming about....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank hkopple
Reviewed July 28, 2019

The story behind the restaurant is interesting and it is in an interesting neighborhood. We had mixed success with the dishes that we ordered. The mote de queso is an acquired taste. The boronia was good.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Katja V
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Went for lunch with three others and we all enjoyed. Quaint space with a chalkboard menu. Service was attentive. Not sure if they spoke English but we worked it out. Food had more of a fall/winter feel - wouldn't describe it as refreshing, but each...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Leftmid9
Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

This is possibly the best food I’ve ever had. Suggestion: Get two dishes, the fried fish and the Sopa Caribe. Your taste buds will be forever thankful. This place was so good we went twice; something I almost never do when on vacation. And it’ll...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jmarcoop
Reviewed June 20, 2019

Our group of 6 ate here for lunch and it was our favorite lunch in Cartagena. Superb local cuisine. A small restaurant but comfortable and quiet. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: March 2019
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November 7, 2016|
Response from nflorian | Reviewed this property |
Hi,You can have spicy and the do have a spicy sauce which I used.
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Response from marcelo_hurtado | Reviewed this property |
no seating outside
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