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Malagana Cafe & Bar

Getsemani, Cll. Tripita y Media 31-55, Cartagena 00000, Colombia
+57 5 6601360
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (40 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
“club sandwich” (2 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Gastropub, Colombian
$$ - $$$
Getsemani, Cll. Tripita y Media 31-55, Cartagena 00000, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got here by casuality after dining, the place was gorgeous. Even if it's not a high rooftop bar, it has its charm with the lights and the small space around. I'd say that this was by far our best night in Colombia. The drinks were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alli_0NY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We capped off the night at this cute little joint, only having a couple of drinks. The drinks were really tasty, and the environment was really cozy. I would be careful going up and down the stairs, and it’s a little jarring to open up...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jay H
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I visited here with a friend this week and we loved the menu. The appetisers were amazing and the fish taco was fantastic (I recommend sharing if you order a couple of appetisers) it’s a lot of food. But you can take the rest to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Abigail_977
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We went to that lovely spot 4 times in a row. The little roof top is very comfortable and the music is good. But what made it our favorite was the kindness of the lady (I don't know her name but gave her a big...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ThePalmsSXM
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Friendly staff, delicious cocktails and a lovely rooftop, definitely one of my favorite spots in Getsemani.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank H8351YWalexandram
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We thought going for cocktails walked out with eating the best wings and great ceviche intown! Highly recommend and nice staff. Defenitly a place to go to! Plus they have happy hour. And paper straws witch i think is a good thing.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Marylou S
Reviewed September 25, 2018

My boyfriend and I visited this cafe when we were very hungry and found the menu options a bit limited but when we did order what sounded like the best thing on the menu (coconut crusted shrimp and beef with chimichurri sauce), it was out...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Lauren T
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This rooftop bar is nicely designed and the staff was very welcoming. We came here for dinner and what they did here was excellent. In general I like Cartagena as the fish is fresh and the plates they offer vary a lot. There is also...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 43wzimmer
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Cute little restaurant in Getsemani, i went with my group of friends, we loved it! ordered the jamaican rum punch, spiced mojito and lots of mojitos wich were the best we had in Cartagena. The rooftop was super relaxed, music was absolutely amazing, its not...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Laura P
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited here as heard good things. Rooftop is great! There were a couple of cockroaches scurrying around the flowerpots which was distracting as it was freaking out a table nearby. Service great, rooftop great, atmosphere chilled, food and drinks average.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Michael D
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Carlo v
September 15, 2016|
Response from Chelsea B | Reviewed this property |
I learned while there that tip was usually included in the price but the people sure do appreciate it if you throw them a few extra coins if they give great service and at a place that small, you'll definitely get it.
March 7, 2015|
Response from DianaHerreraO | Property representative |
Hello Thomas. We don't open on Sundays. We open from monday to saturday from 3:30pm until 11:30 pm. You're welcome to come any day. thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Gastropub, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Getsemani, Cll. Tripita y Media 31-55, Cartagena 00000, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6601360
  • E-mail
If Cartagena were a cocktail it would be a brightly-coloured concoction, a perfect blend of eternal summer breezes, romantic history, music, stunning views and friendly faces.Re-creating this magical mix isn't as easy as it looks but Malagana Cafe & Bar has succeeded in blending the winning ingredients at its three-storey gem in the heart of Getsemani. Named after a sleepy village about an hour and a half from Cartagena on the road south to Palenque, the sisters (with a little help from the New York Times) have placed this town on the map with a winning mix of foot-tapping tunes, friendly faces in abundance and a lively rooftop view that comes with refreshing summer breezes seven nights a week.With all the Cartagena cocktail boxes ticked you are guaranteed a lip smacking evening at this joyous refuge for design-friendly patrons.A flashpacker crowd holed up in the nearby hostels have lapped up the sisters' exotic cocktail and converted Malagana from peaceful backwater into the hippest, mosaic rooftop terrace in Getsemani, fast becoming the coolest barrio in Colombia.The signature cocktails made with local fruits - the Mango Biche Mojito and Corozo Margarita - certainly hit the spot after a hard day's exploring.If you're looking to kick the evening off early arrive between 18.00 and 20.00 to take advantage of the two for one happy hour.
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