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Alma Restaurante-Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Local cuisine, International, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Alma restaurant radiates the life of Cartagena de Indias and offers the best of traditional cuisine created by renowned veteran Chef Heberto Eljach. Guests enjoy a range of innovative classic Cartagenian dishes showcasing Chef Eljach’s skill, including exquisite seafood casserole, a variety of ceviches, prime aged beef in various cuts, lobster tail and seafood prepared with traditional techniques perfected. For dessert, local favorite – Coconut Pie with coconut lemonade sorbet – satisfies the sweet tooth.
$40 - $70
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
International, Colombian
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate at Alma on a visit to Cartagena. We had a lovely dinner. The ambience was wonderful. Music was good. Our server Bryan was fantastic. Food was wonderful. Highly recommend Alma for dinner.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank MicheleF250
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Alma on the day of my wife’s birthday. Very attentive service which you find seldom in Cartagena. Interesting cocktail selection with a vast selection of gin + tonics. Later once appeared slightly overpriced (up to 60m cop) but quality was perfect. While list...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 321clemensl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Alma was absolutely lovely, recommended by a friend and well worth the visit. Lovely atmosphere with the band playing and one of the best starters I have ever had! Amazing!

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Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Within an ancient building which is an hotel the restaurant is a nice place to lunch or dinne. The food is good and the ambiance very pleasant

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank gon_aloc587
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great venue, fantastic food, friendly staff and perfect service. No doubt Alma is the greatest spot in Cartagena.

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Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alma was wonderful! We had a party of seven to celebrate a bachelor party event. The atmosphere, decor, food presentation and staff were top notch. Special thank you to our host Tatiana, our server and everyone who made this a great experience. If you want...More

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank mikemitty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service- a lot of personnel staff around, but it took more than 40 minutes until the first dish arrived Food- taste was OK, appearance nice, Drinks- the wine and/or cocktail list did not let us order anything else than water

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank DMS1995
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 star rating, Excellent authentic cuisine. Ambiance is superb. Excellent service. The gift bag of candy at the end of the night was so classy.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank kwhitt68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Alma last night for our daughter’s birthday. The bar and the dining room are both pleasant in terms of atmosphere. The service in the bar was very good. Unfortunately, the service in the dining room was not. The truly disappointing part, however, was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank stephanies931
Carolina B, Gerente at Alma Restaurante-Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear stephanies931 Please accept our sincere apologies for your disappointment at your recent dinner at our Restaurant. I am extremely concerned to read your comments regarding to your overall experience at Alma. It is always our highest priority to ensure that our customers leave the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant, very classy and authentic. Great drinks and great food. The highlight was Fabian’s (our wonderful waiter) recommendation for dessert, the snooky.

Date of visit: July 2019
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February 18, 2019|
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Response from brianjr2014 | Reviewed this property |
The last time we dined there, I booked online about a week before with no issue. of course, we were late for our reservation and they gave the table away but still accommodated us with just a 10 minute wait. I would say... More
February 18, 2019|
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Response from dperez123 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour guide made the first reservation. Second time we went, much like another traveler said here, we called Casa San Agustin - the hotel to which this restaurant is attached - and got a reservation that way. It is... More
January 27, 2019|
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Response from Feleciablue | Reviewed this property |
Outside is GORG. Its warm, but they have nice fans. Its pretty magical outside for dinner.
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