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La Vitrola


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner

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$5 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Colombian
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here before and I still love this place. I had the pepper and steak and it was wonderful. My lady had the fish with herbs and I have to say this was just excellent. I love how quaint the building is. It...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SoloNC2016
Reviewed April 3, 2019

This charming spot in Cartagena is a must. Entering through the low doorway sets the stage for a fun experience. Cuba meets Latin America. Superb fish and seafood dishes. Excellent wines and great service.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank VoxVolpe
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Was there with 4 friends and this was the third night in the city. Every restaurant was very good, but this place was by far the best. The grilled baby octopus melts in your mouth. I had the seafood caserole with lobster and shrimp and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 29, 2019

Excellent food and ambiance! The restaurant is located in the old town. Great ambiance, live music and food. I wanted to read and it was perfect as they have some different rooms and I stayed in a quiet place!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Traveller2019Europe
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

One of my favorites. Has the best fried calamari and grilled Octopus of the city! The service IS THE BEST SERVICE IN CARTAGENA! Love it. Call for reservations!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LiliRueda
Reviewed March 24, 2019

Located on a side street, the door is a small green door that you are only allowed in if you have a reservation. Once inside you are welcomed by a wonderful group playing latin music. We sat at the bar waiting for our friends and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank vacationswithwendy
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

“What do you do when you have a bad restaurant experience? “ I’m quoting an article on the Internet. I may either have a short memory, or have been lucky, but I can count the number of bad experiences I've had at restaurants. La Vitrola...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dhmlerner
Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

Just because a restaurant is a Cartagena mainstay doesn’t mean it should stay. This meal was incredibly disappointing. The service was terrible. First we got seated at a tiny little table squeezed in between the cash register and another table even though we had made...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank 602kiranp
Reviewed February 14, 2019

You need a reservation to get in, or arrive after 9:45 pm. Also no shorts. There are many restaurants in Cartagena that offer good food. This is one on them. But there is none with comparable service. We were just two people and we had...More

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Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cstansfield
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

The venue is quite nice and evokes old Cartagena as good and probably better than any other restaurant I visited there. That said, it was highly recommended to me by friends and did not live up to their recommendation. The food was mediocre and it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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El dia yo fui a censor devolvian a la gente en shorts
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Si, ninos son OK con Chef Pietro. No problema.
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