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El Arsenal: The Rum Box

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Updated 10/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two co-workers and I went to El Arsenal for a rum tasting experience and had an amazing time! Not only do they offer a wide range of rums paired wonderfully with chocolate and fantastic food, but the staff is exceptional, creating tailored-made experiences for anyone...who visits. If you are looking to learn and taste different rums while having a great time, definitely go to El Arsenal!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip to Colombia ended on a high note. It was the day of my 30th birthday so we indulged in a Rum and Chocolate tasting. This experience was fantastic. The bar owner was a welcoming host! Incredibly informative and the presentation was thoughtful. Would...definitely recommend this to anyone traveling to Cartagena!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Words can’t explain how great this place is. I every time I am in Cartagena, it is a must that I come here. They treat you like you are family. From all the staff to even the owner are amazing. The drinks are amazing and...although I never had the food, it looks amazing as well. When you go ask for Grace. She hands down is the best of the best. You have a forever loyal customer whenever I am in town.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal with my girlfriend and then afterwards the owner offered to show us there rum collection. Tasted some different rum, learn some history about some of the rums and accompanied with some chocolate to pair with it. Overall great experience, great staff,...positive attitudes and good vibbbeeesss..... !!!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 18, 2020

Who can't get down with rum & chocolate?!? Such a fun and cool concept. The booking of the private tasting was easy and simple. Once we arrived it was just us and the staff for a superior experience. Abraham was knowledgeable, fun, and welcoming. While...the rum was delicious and the different ways to prepare it was exciting, I have to say the food was probably my favorite part. The grilled peppers, these cheese puff ball things (no idea the name), and the chocolate --YUMMMM!!!! I would highly recommend this as a fun few hours on your trip or if you're a local.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed April 26, 2020

I was having a really bad day, but I ended up coming here for dinner and the free hugs, rum, and chocolate were exactly what I needed to turn my day around and put a smile on my face! Five stars is not enough to...thank the incredible staff for being so friendly and attentive. And the food was absolutely amazing! I had the Ceviche de Coco and it was better than any ceviche I've ever had in Peru. I don't think I've ever had a better dining experience anywhere! I wish I could return many more times.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 18, 2020

A casual dining/bar that has a good atmosphere, friendly staff and good service. The complimentary rum and chocolate and an h’ouíderve of salted peppers are a really nice touch. As the name suggests a very large selection of rum's so if rum is your tipple...then you will be in rum heaven. The menu is small and very similar type of food to many places in cartegena. Overall we enjoyed our meal but didn’t put it on our list to return but keep up the good work guys your doing a great job.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

Our expectations after reading all the positive recommendations on Tripadvisor were totally fulfilled. The food was very good and fresh. The staff was super friendly and the atmosphere is very chilled.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020

What a serendipitous and wonderfully informative find this was. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner/proprietor, both of this delightful and very well-stocked shop and the excellent Arsenal restaurant across the street. These cozy spots would definitely deserve a return visit.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Heard so much about the place.. Loved every detail.. From food to service to ambiance.. Everything was perfect.. I was served by Michelle she is such a lovely girl.. Answered all my questions.. And recommended some amazing dishes.. She made my experience better.. This place...is a must when u are here in Cartagena..More

Date of visit: March 2020
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October 24, 2019|
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Response from Relax634709 | Reviewed this property |
The food there is awesome. They also have some great drinks. You also need to go to zaitan for your birthday...
June 23, 2019|
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Response from Rodney A | Reviewed this property |
I pulled up information from their website and Facebook page.
May 14, 2019|
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Response from ElArsenalTheRumBox | Property representative |
Getting a reservation is easy but for a rum tasting it can get a bit tricky, we vcan rareley do a tasting requested the same day. We always sugest an email as the best option.
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