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El Gran Chef Marino

$$ - $$$Latin, Seafood,
Anillo vial 200 metros antes del hotel las america, Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good51%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
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“fries” (2 reviews)
“mojarra” (2 reviews)
“americas” (2 reviews)
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Latin, Seafood, Colombian, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Anillo vial 200 metros antes del hotel las america, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this place looking for lunch one day off of the hotel property we stayed at the Las Americas. When I tell you I wish I had found this place the first day! Everything was so good we went twice! We got lobster and...More

Thank Lezlie B
Reviewed March 23, 2017

We wanted ceviche(not available) and ordered the small fish soup (thankfully, as it needed hot sauce to mask the fishy flavor and there was just fish crumbs) and mixed fish cocktail. All in all, the food was a disappointment. Table next to us said the...More

Thank Gretchen C
Reviewed September 27, 2016

This place is quite nice! We ate upstairs and the food was really good. They were so kind to us - we only speak a little Spanish and they worked with us. Good foo if you are going to a conference! Enjoyed the upstairs and...More

Thank MakoRad
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We ordered fried mojarra, and it was simply delicious. The waitress were very kind and the price of the food was according with the portions.

Thank Rafa B
Reviewed August 16, 2015

Finding this restaurant was a nice surprise. The owner was very welcoming and nice, he spoke English and was able to help us out with our orders. The food was great and the drinks were strong! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Devon W
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Coming in to la Boquilla I was very pleasntly surprised by what this place had to offer. It was a very cool place to chill with the locals and get really fresh seafood. We had whole fried fish with rice salad and patacon. I would...More

Thank Abe D
Reviewed December 15, 2013

I'm from Ft Lauderdale...I love saltwater fishing & I love seafood. I have been to Cartagena many times and thankfully found this place on my 1st trip several years ago. 1. Most importantly, the food is fantastic. I've had Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, Trigger & Kingfish....More

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We went here with a group of 12 our first night in Cartagena. The service, although slow due to our group size, was great. The waitress was very kind and accomodation. The paella is amazing and the typical fish is great also.

Thank alyssa_oscar
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We (my wife and I) went to lunch on the beach (La Boquilla) to a restaurant next to the Las Americas Hotel and were very disappointed by the service and quality of the food Ordered to start off cold beers which arrived luke warm since...More

Thank aBigmac46
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Seafood, Colombian, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Anillo vial 200 metros antes del hotel las america, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: 6568323-6568535
I have been to this restaurant several times while in Cartagena. Understand...i'm from Ft Lauderdale and in the tour biz, so i know what is good, what is REALLY good...and what a tourist trap is. This place is fantastic. In the morning, the fisherman drop off the fish, shrimp, octopus...all completely still gasping for air. Everything is made from scratch. Casuela de Mariscos has immeasurable levels of flavor. The coconut rice and the shrimp rice are always perfect. did i mention it's right on the beach? if you dont want to eat in the open air restaurant....go by the water for a covered table & the waiter/waitress will run your food to you. i have been to many MANY places...but this is unique & i miss it almost every time i have sea food in the states. plz feel free to email me anytime & thank you for your time.
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