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La Casa de Dorotea


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


$5,000 - $35,000
Seafood, Caribbean, Latin, Fusion, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good atmosphere, decent prices for La Ciudad Vieja. Paid 17.000 for a fried mojarra lunch with arroz con coco and patacones. Something like "local" for this part of the city - I was taken once by Cartageneros during a conference at the neighboring university and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank thgriggs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a meal twice at La Casa de Dorotea. The patron was very enthousiatic and spoke English. The staff was friendly - great service. The menu had good options. We had meat and fish. All very nice. Not expensive. But very enjoyable. Its a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank FrancisMM
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

The cazuela I had was out of this world. Incredibly tasty and good value for money. Service was a bit slow, but that didn't dent the overall experience. Well worth a visit. Thank you

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jonah B
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Authentic , delicious and incredible! The best food in cartagena. Review in spanish attached. I was disappointed in food on my trip until I found this place.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank traveldude69
Reviewed July 19, 2018

If you’re looking for some good fish and a local atmosphere at a reasonable price then this is the right place for you. We each had a full fried fish with coconut rice, plantain and salad, doesn’t get a lot better than that. Don’t be...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

We got here, with really bad Spanish. We had a nice fella translating... she said they “didn’t have fish” and slammed the door... seriously? Not a place I would go or advice anyone to go with awful service and a friend who went there (unbeknownst...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Proudmama35
Reviewed April 15, 2018

We found this place on our 1st night as we explored Cartagena and fell in love. We were only there a week, and came back a 2nd time. This is a small traditional restaurant on one of the quieter streets of the old city, with...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Rayapaya
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

It is a simple restaurant, not fancy. Offers a good price for an executive lunch. At night they have live music Rumba. For lunch I ordered a fried fish and it was very good. Server was atentive. There are no desserts though.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Macrisrosa
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

The food is really disgusting. I saw how a spoon felt to the floor and the waitress put it again in the table. La “carne asada” was like rubber I had to give it back and the second one was the same. The salad looked...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank LuisO55
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

He stopped here for dinner and really liked it. Is located an an antique house, beautifully decorated and with a quaint atmosphere. He had dinner in the outside patio and was fabulous. My kids each had a different kind of fried local fish with all...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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