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El Bistro

Centro Historico Calle 4 - 46, Cartagena 130010, Colombia
+57 5 6602065
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (25 reviews)
“paella” (20 reviews)
“bread” (16 reviews)
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Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Centro Historico Calle 4 - 46, Cartagena 130010, Colombia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went on a Friday night the place seems pretty dead around 7:00pm. Curious why there was no one here. The food itself was great especially for he price. I ordered the Pork ribs and was tasty. The house tea is worth a try as well,...More

Thank Erasmo M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I been costumer for a while, never disappointed. You will find something new everyday, I love the way the chef mixes the international food with local products.!!

Thank CathySucete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Cartagena for 6 days, we stopped in here every afternoon for a cool down and some beers, it became our pub. The staff are great, prices very good. And we had the best dish we've had in Cartagena right here. There fish...More

Thank RafyM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had very good lunch at El Bistro, and for less than 20 000 pesos which is not quite common in center Cartagena. I definitely recommend if you are tired of expensive junk food. You will find a relax atmosphere with good home food at...More

Thank ecreled
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We found this place a little bit overrated - I guess they get much attention because they are mentioned in Lonely planet. We came here twice, the first time the waitress was excellent & translated the daily menu for us to English, but the second...More

Thank bystrusa
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

I visited El Bistro during their happy hour for a few cocktails and again later in the evening for food. The happy hour drinks were delicious and such a great price. Try the passion fruit mojitos. When we returned later in the evening we had...More

Thank jjjdlts93
Reviewed April 1, 2017

i went to this restaurant with my grandma to show her a bit of german gastronomy and maybe good baked! but they even didnt had the tipical beers, the food quality, i mean the taste was really good, but really small, so small portion and...More

Thank TheHinduFace
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Given the laudative comments in many a tourist guide, you would expect that place to live up to your expectations. Either the day was not auspicious or the general level of that restaurant has dramatically decreased... for the worse ! We went there for dinner...More

Thank vaikeaiti
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Very good German bread, get it to take. Freshly squeezed fruit juices made of a large number of local fruits, great to lower your temperature during the day, or just a beer. And also great to have an all included lunch at a good price,...More

Thank happyjaveller
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Haven't eaten here although the food on the menu sounds appetizing. I was in El Bistro for three consecutive evenings enjoying coctails. There is a happy hour from 5pm to 7pm. Great caipirinhas, mojitos (try maracuja/passionfruit one) and other coctails for 8000 pesos each! They...More

Thank vanelic
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Historico Calle 4 - 46, Cartagena 130010, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6602065
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