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El Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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Restaurante caribeño, fundado en 1999, sitio bohemio especializado en comida fresca de alta calidad utilizando productos de estacion y autoctonos de la region, trabajamos de la mano de diferentes fundaciones de emprendimiento social y cultural del departamento de Bolivar. Nuestra mano de obra capacitada con madres cabeza de hogar y desplazados.
$5,000 - $40,000
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Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Colombian
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I try a different restaurant each day but El Bistro is my favorite for a satisfying lunch. They open vey early for breakfast and stay open till late. Great place to hang out , with balconies over the lovely streets. Simply decorated and power outlets...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Maria V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived in Cartagena late morning and were looking for a bite to eat. We found this restaurant in google trips and it had great reviews. It's spacious and comfortable. The menu was in Spanish and we were having a hard time translating it. Our...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Valoos4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the very start of the experience, we were not hassled into the restaurant like 90% of the others in the old town. We were lucky enough to get a table on the balcony overlooking the street, lovely. The pisco sours we ordered turned up...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank robertbN9957JB
Climber312199, Propietario at El Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much, Robert! We´re glad to read that...hope to see you soon!

Reviewed January 4, 2019

El Bistro reopened after a short gap into a much larger facility. We had great Sea Bass there today. We are thinking of eating there every day.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mark B
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant, delicious food and very friendly staff. Jaime and Jason were super nice. The whole family loved the place!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 263ericq
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant after reading some positive reviews online and it did not disappoint. We started out early to take advantage of the 4-7pm Happy Hour sitting outside on the small balcony. The mojitos were delicious and well priced at 9 mil pesos. 3...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank striker2037
Reviewed October 27, 2018

After a busy morning, my wife, my daughter and I were looking for a restaurant where we could have lunch quickly, and not too expensive. We were tempted by El Bistro, on the second floor of a building in the street "Primera de Badillo". What...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Benjamin D
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Bad food, full of tourists. The colombians here think you take their place. Looong wait to have a seat, to be served... Really awful experience.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 200cana
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Best restaurant in Cartagena value quality vice, excellent service, good German style bread and desserts: I was their first customer when it opened 15 years ago.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ole o
Reviewed March 27, 2018

It took 30 minutes to provide a draft beer and 2 sangrias (that were so full of fruit they were more of a fruit salad), and another 30 minutes to bring the fish. Simple and delicious, but why so slow on everything? Thank goodness we...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Richard B
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