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La Vitrola

Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
+57 5 6600711
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Colombian, Vegetarian Friendly
Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

This place is recommended all over town and in all the guidebooks. We could only get a table at 7pm when we were made to wait for about 15 minutes to sit down as they weren't really open yet. Staff were pretty surly but atmosphere...More

1  Thank mrbrightside30
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Food is quite average compared to the delicious cuisine in Cartagena while prices are higher. I only give them an average review because the mojitos were nice.

Thank erwin98
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

OK so we we went here for lunch ... the place was packed I was so excited to try it since I've read a lot of good reviews about it. The menu is limited. Prices are expensive and honestly the taste is very average ......More

2  Thank Sahsouh
Reviewed July 15, 2017

I cannot understand why this restaurant is revered as one of the most popular in Cartagena. Four of us ate there this week and were thoroughly unimpressed. First, the positives: The band was good and created a nice vibrant atmosphere. Our server was "fine". Neither...More

1  Thank Senor_Garrick
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

The ambiance is fantastic: the "son cubano" live music is super! I like to people watch and have the band near me so sitting in the tables near the front door is ideal. Best not to sit in the back. Food is ok. I returned...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Live band, wonderful service, great food, fantastic atmosphere. At some point we got up and danced- it was magical. On the more formal side for Cartagena, men have to wear long pants, no shorts allowed. People get dressed nicely in general to go here, but...More

Thank Travellina1
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner based on the rave reviews. We made reservations a week ahead of time as I've heard the place gets full quickly, so reservations are a must! The bread to start was amazing, we actually saw the baker bring the fresh bread...More

Thank supersums
Reviewed July 8, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the restaurant so much we ate here twice during our visit to Cartagena. We loved the food, atmospere and service of this outstanding restaurant. Highly recommend!

Thank KD1956
Reviewed July 2, 2017

There were three of us in Cartagena for the day and one of our party had read about this restaurant. The welcome was warm and genuine. What a cosy place this was with very friendly and efficient staff. To start we shared a Tuna Tar...More

Thank Takapuna
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Well located inside the walled-city, La Vitrola is a classy place for that special dinner in Cartagena. However, book in advance as reservations are difficult to obtain. Also note that a dress-code is in place (e.g. shorts not allowed). The environment is beautiful, the place...More

Thank Nadmar01
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March 29, 2016|
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Response from MSYep | Reviewed this property |
There is a band but I know it as a restaurant, not just a bar. Make sure you have a reservation
Lizza B
January 24, 2016|
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Response from OGUARDO | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it takes reservations
Adrien P
March 30, 2015|
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Response from mhorton44 | Reviewed this property |
You can sit at the bar at any time as long as it is not more than two or three people. Other choice would be to get a table and have appetizers. I am sure they would not mind, but it does get busy later in the evening... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Cll 33 #2-01 Calle Baloco, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6600711
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