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El Arsenal: The Rum Box

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Carrera 24 # 8B-19 | Calle Del Arsenal, Cartagena 130003, Colombia
+57 300 8110700
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Colombian, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Carrera 24 # 8B-19 | Calle Del Arsenal, Cartagena 130003, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came by to escape heat and get some air conditioning - stayed for bargain 33k cop 3 course lunch with mojito included. Great ceviche, yummy albondigas and really good torta de banana to finish! Enjoyed snickers cocktail and coconut cream dream - got pretty...More

Thank KatSandwich
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

After an accidental detour to Arsenal Hostal down the road, we decided we must be in the wrong place (due to lack of rum) and made our way to El Arsenal with the free hugs outside. We were instantly made to feel at home -...More

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Abe D, Owner at El Arsenal: The Rum Box, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

So happy to hear that you did not fall for the hostal scam. It happens way to often. It was such a pleasure having Toby around while he was in Cartagena so it was really cool to meet his peeps. I’m not gonna lie his...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a fun night here. Andres was out the front of the bar giving out free hugs which was incredibly entertaining. The staff were so lovely and the cocktails were nice.

Thank Charlotte A
Abe D, Owner at El Arsenal: The Rum Box, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It was our pleasure having you as well Charlotte. I’ll make sure I send Andres your regards and we hope to have you again for another tasty cocktail.

Reviewed 3 days ago

We got a huge hug from Andres when we passed by on our way to the Food Trucks Plaza and decided to go back later that night. Andres treated us extraordinarily well and taught us a few things about Cartagena and Colombian food. I don't...More

Thank Nam_Clark
Abe D, Owner at El Arsenal: The Rum Box, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The title alone is a good way to sum it up. That’s the whole business model, but what do I know 🤪 So happy that we passed your fried green tomatoe test. See ya again tonight hopeful you can stay for closing again. We enjoy...More

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Plano, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing place. They will take good care of you. Amazing variety of rum cocktails. Delicious salmon! And FREE HUGS!

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Abe D, Owner at El Arsenal: The Rum Box, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

You just helped us find our new slogan “Just Go” I think I’ll bring a lot of people in. But on the downside I don’t think it’s something we can say when pure guests are already in here 🤔

Reviewed 5 days ago

We came to the El Arsenal for a rum and chocolate tasting and were totally blown away by the experience. Abraham took us on a journey through Colombian rum over several hours, on which we learned how rum is made and variations of rum that...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 5 days ago

After reading other reviews, my husband and I went to visit the Rum Box during the day for some drinks and to see if we could get some advice from Abe. I wasn't sure if we would eat there, but we ended up ordering the...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Over a 5 day trip to Cartagena this was my spot. I'm a fan of RUM and here they only carry Colombian Rum's and they maintain quite a nice variety with some well aged Old Rums. The oldest I tried was 40 years. Abrahm has...More

Thank davidm34746
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and drinks. The experience was exceptional. The bartenders are friendly with exceptional service . A must visit.

Thank Kirk M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large rum selection with an educated staff. Constantly giving samples and small bites at the bar. Everyone seems to enjoy being here. Small but nice and relaxed. A must stop and you may be asked to hug Andres at the doorMore

Thank Paintedcutiger
Abe D, Owner at El Arsenal: The Rum Box, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow I’m not sure we have ever gotten such a veteran commenter before. It’s people like you that help shape who we are and what we do and I whole heartedly thank you for helping us get the word out. We are glad to hear...More

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mollybroughton
November 14, 2017|
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Response from Abe D | Property representative |
Hi Molly We will be open every day for the 2017 holiday season. We will not be working any overcharged menus like the other guys because we want customers to get exactly what they ask for. We welcome you to accompany us to... More
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Luisortiz0
October 8, 2017|
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Response from Abe D | Property representative |
We are a full-service bar and restaurant. All ages are welcome we hope to see you soon.
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lovegessies
August 22, 2017|
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Response from Abe D | Property representative |
We are still not sure if we are going to be allowed to open on that day. It may be a dry week where they will not allow us to. Please email us and we will let you know as soon as we know something. Thank you so much for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$4 - $12
Cuisine
Colombian, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrera 24 # 8B-19 | Calle Del Arsenal, Cartagena 130003, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena
  • Phone Number: +57 300 8110700
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Description
Craft cocktails using the freshest seasonal ingredients.
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