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El Balcon Eat Drink Love

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About
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!
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Gastropub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was at el balcon with friends which seems like a very cool restaurant. The food seemed to be good but my friend gave back her soup because it smelled and tasted old - the waiter told us then that the soup wasn’t from today....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hostelaustralia
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We loved this little spot next to our air bnb, the cool decor and warm service, the Rope vieja appetizer we craved the entire week, the cute little balcony overlooking one of the plazas at night-perfect for a couple of cocktails. Adriana reeled us in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pebblesandmarbles
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

The place is at good location, and adriena is an amazing girl and very helpful and funny, she makes the place cooler 👍

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rola E
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

First off, this little gem is located in a central area of San Diego Cartagena overlooking all the activity going on downstairs. It was pretty empty due to what I’m told as being off-season. I ordered the piña colada as recommended by other Trip Advisor...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank FSUOboe
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

To close the night we had Michelada El Balcón and Caribbean rice, everything was so perfect! Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sae266
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

I love the place and the mojitos were amazing!!! Also the service was very nice and helpful!! I recommend it

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Salvatore P
Reviewed July 23, 2018

what can i say? el balcon served as our local home away from home while in cartagena. happy hour is 2 for 1 on most cocktails, the food is well priced and delish - must try arroz de camaron - a cartagena classic served in...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank natirabinowitz
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Everything was slow and not really eatable... only the service was almost OK. View from the balcony is probably their best/only asset.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CV120
Reviewed May 2, 2018

This was our first meal in Cartagena and it did not disappoint! The ceviche was excellent. Both kids and adults enjoyed our meals. We sat out on the balcony overlooking Plaza San Diego and enjoyed watching the horse drawn carriages, the performers, and people watching...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Sarah L
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Such a cosy place to talk, chill and have a nice time with someone or by your own. Service is really good and food is excellent. Since I discovered it, I fell in love with that lovely environment. Totally recommend.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Erika C
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