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El Balcon Eat Drink Love

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Plaza de San Diego | Esquina 2º Piso, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 311 7533034
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the burguer combo and it was great . Amazing fries and the extra beer loved it. Excellent for all ages 10/10 recomended

Thank Nicole D
Jacksonville Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited El Balcon, because of the good reviews we read here, but the place disappointed us. The quality of the food was average at best, but pricy for what it was. We did enjoy the view of the plaza, but not the crazy noisy part. We will not be coming back and will not recommend it. Maybe good for... More 

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Apreciado cliente lamentamos que nuestra musica jazz y salsa sea ruido para usted. Todo nuestro staff se esfuerza mucho para... More 

Denver, CO
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was very good, but the best part was sitting on the railing of the balcony and watching the activity on the plaza!

Thank kdsc
Plainfield, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and great food! Kids loved it too! Definitely will come back! They changed the food to our liking, mostly for the kids, we loved the traditional food! Owner speaks very well English which is a huge benefit!

1 Thank CarolineMarlon
Winnipeg, Canada
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked by El Balcon every day since our apartment was nearby. We went for dinner one evening and really enjoyed ourselves. Part of the fun is the experience of sitting at the bar on the balcony and watching the street life unfold before your eyes as you eat dinner. The Plaza de San Diego is right in front of... More 

Thank timwit61
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal sitting in the balcony watching life in Plaza de San Diego . The service was great. We tipped 10% and they laughed at us. Not sure if we tipped too little or too much!

Thank actually75
New York City, New York
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Came here around noon to hide from the sun. The happy hour during the day is 2 for 1 for three different contrails. We paid about 20,000 pesos for two. The view is killer too. If you come during the day it's pretty empty so you can pick you seats.

2 Thank Olga B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Magnificent Ceviche and Lobster tails overlooking the street in an upstairs restaurant. Good service and reasonable prices.

Thank dukewilliam
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This bar is in a great part of town and the balcony overlooks the square which is lovely. A perfect spot for an afternoon drink watching the world go by. Reasonably priced too.

Thank NMD37
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Best happy hour place on Cartagena , cocktails are strong and delicious . The manager gave us free shots !!!

Thank Jcqs96

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $20
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Colombian, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza de San Diego | Esquina 2º Piso, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 311 7533034
Ambient cafe/restaurant/bar set in the buzzy and historic Plaza San Diego. Delicious food at great prices. Famous for their authentic thai green curry, nachos, ceviche, hummous, and the best mojitos in town!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?