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La Bonga del Sinu

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Colombian, Barbecue
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Avenida del Arsenal Calle Larga | Avenida Del Arsenal Con Calle Larga Esquina, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
+57 5 6601649
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

Good welcoming from the waiter- We took 2 typical dishes (ribs & ...) so disappointed. Meat not cook properly, sauce too salty. The other dishe was looking like a fried rice, but not great look. Terrible dishes since we are in Colombia

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Thank ideko123
Livonia, Michigan
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178 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017

This restaurant was across the street from our hotel and when we arrived mid-afternoon, we had a late lunch there. The owner, Niko, was very accommodating to our group of 11 and he made excellent suggestions for local items that were very inexpensive. It was so good that even though there are tons of restaurants in Cartagena, on our last... More 

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Thank David C
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Pros: excellent service, cold AC, good location, large menu selection, reasonable prices. Cons: food is only so-so. I was expecting more. OK, but nothing exceptional.

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Thank enlajugada
Cartagena, Colombia
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148 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

La Bonga Del Sinu had been on my list of places to try for almost three years - worth the wait. Delicious plantain chips were served instead of bread (can't beat it!) and the menus a variety of costeño (coastal) specialties. You'll find chicharrones with yuca, fish chicharrones (food bucket list - yes!!), arroz con cerdo, but also hamburgers on... More 

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Thank BMCinCTG
Cartagena, Colombia
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2016

La Bonga is a very good restaurant if you want to eat meat. it offers a wide range of meats so you can choose Baby a la plancha or plain Lomo fino.

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Thank Bennyschuster
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Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

We went here on Tripadvisor's recommendation and really enjoyed it. The service was excellent: the waiter was very accommodating and friendly, joking with us and making us feel very at home. Be sure to try the Viuda de Carne Salada for a first class example of coastal Colombian cuisine!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The mojitos were very good and the pescado con arroz was okay too. The service was outstanding though! Granted there were only a few other patrons. This restaurant is located in a unique area. It is exceptionally busy (traffic wise) during rush hour, however, is very quiet outside of these times. Loved the plantains and hot sauce! I would go... More 

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Thank ShannonMarie0385
La Bonga Del Si... c, Administracion at La Bonga del Sinu, responded to this review

Good Night: Thanks for visiting our restaurant and living an excellente experience, we would like to recieve to you again! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Everything is Delicious but most the Burger's Patacon. It is closed to Mi Llave Hostels, where we were staying so you can imaging.

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Thank 722paolal
La Bonga Del Si... c, Administracion at La Bonga del Sinu, responded to this review

Good Night! Thanks for visiting our restaurant it´s a pleasure to serve to you!. More 

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

great place for lunch serving authentic colombian cuisine with ts home made chips and sour cream to start of the show. its in between manga neighborhood and jetsemani so a bit of a walk but its worth it.

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Thank julypsp
La Bonga Del Si... c, Administrador at La Bonga del Sinu, responded to this review

Good Night! Thanks for visiting our restaurant it´s a pleasure to serve to you!. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2016

We enjoyed our meal at Bonga del Sinu in Cartagena. While it was more high priced compared to several other restaurants we had been to during our time in Cartagena, the food was very good and the service was attentive. We both ordered from the Cocina Tradicional menu, and chose the Costilla de Res and Caldereta de Carnero Guisado- both... More 

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Thank Amy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$4 - $50
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Colombian, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida del Arsenal Calle Larga | Avenida Del Arsenal Con Calle Larga Esquina, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 5 6601649
Description
Steak house and traditional Colombian food from de Sinu Valley in Cordoba, Colombia. With more than 30 years of experience we are known for having the best beef quality in our restaurants and traditional dishes from the Cordoba area in the north coast of Colombia.

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