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M Cocina Arabe

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Calle 6 #3-24 | Bocagrande, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a disappointing experience, as the food was a 4 but the service was a 1. Based on the poor handling of our particular situation, instead of rating a 4, this restaurant gets a 2. As with many restaurants in Cartagena who cater to foreign tourists, they had one menu in Spanish and one in English. The menu in... More 

Thank Lisa S
Cartagena, Colombia
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

When I am thinking about going to a restaurant in Cartagena this one is always on my top options. The service is good and the food is excellent. Every time I visit the restaurant the quality of the food is the same, very good. The atmosphere is also nice and prices are decent. The "turron de chocolate" dessert is soooo... More 

Thank Marcotov
Larchmont, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Went for a lunch with kids there. Ordered different starters and meats for main course. Everything what well prepared and quite delicious. Note that if you do not speak Spanish, you need to ask for a English menu - by default you get menu in Spanish.

Thank Ivan S
Golfito, Costa Rica
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216 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

This is a clean, modern-styled restaurant. The wait staff was wonderful. Lots of good quality wines. We've been here three times and not been disappointed. The hummus with onion is divine. We usually get one of the combination dishes so we can try a little of everything. This is right up there with Az-Zahr, another of our favorite places here... More 

Thank Winslow11111
st paul, United States
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

First, Cocina Arabe is on the building front when trying to find the place. Located at the elbow of Boccagrande. Ordered the Kibbeh Asado, Mixto plate, and a salad (Fattuch?) For our money the Mixto plate provides the perfect selection. Service was excellent and dining area was cool and quiet.

Thank Jane B
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2016

the staff was attentive in the right way pita bread and chips were excellent Very relaxing and e`legant ambience

Thank joeclo2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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200 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Great Arabic food, fast and friendly service in a nice and modern room - a real gem in the Bocagrande district of Cartagena. Definitely recommend if you want to take a break from parilla and ceviche!

Thank Archimedesrules
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2 reviews
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant, with a simple decor. The food was very rich in flavors and met all of our expectations. Had the "mixto" which has a little bit of all the tasteful flavors from arab food. The "lomo faraon" is an wonderful meat with almond butter and soft and juicy texture. The guanabana and hierbabuena juice is a great mix, gives... More 

Thank Andres T
Cartagena, Colombia
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Great food and good service in a nice place. I love the raw kibbeh and the "mixto". The place is very nice and the prices are good, the best you will find in Cartagena for really good Arab/Lebanese food. A great colony of Lebanese and Syrians arrived in Colombia about a century ago, so an adapted version of their food... More 

Thank happyjaveller
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

When we came in it seemed quite busy. Unfortunately this meant we had to wait for a long time to order our food. We even considered getting up and walking away (which we should have). People who came in after us got taken their order before us. They seemed to be regulars so maybe there is a VIP treatment we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 6 #3-24 | Bocagrande, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: 6550154
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?