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Donde Chucho

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Calle 19 No. 2 - 17, Santa Marta, Colombia
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bogota, Colombia
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Santa Marta you can't miss visit "Donde Chucho" is a typical restaurant with local gastronomy. Shrimp, fish, rice and Patacones (green bananas). Really nice taste.

Thank TELLY93
Vina del Mar, Chile
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place in front of Plaza de los Novios. Very good fish ! We sat outside and enjoyed the storm that could be seen on the hills.

Thank Jdelapaz1
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is delicious, they're specialist in seafood, but also you can find other kind of food. The service is fantastic, the waiters are very kind and the premises are comfortable and clean. The prices are good, considering the dishes. It is a good option to eliminate your hunger!

Thank Pedro E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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144 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant looked busy, so we expected good food. Unfortunately the food, wine and service were mediocre. Their famous chucho salad contains ordinary tuna from can... Fish was smelly, over-fried and tasteless. Lobster loaded with cheese, no taste of sea food.

Thank Jaroslaw S
Irving, Texas
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

we went to the one that is in El Rodadero, excellent food! it was so good in a week we went 3 times! we tried they famous Chucho Salad, need to try it! Lobster, coconut shrimp, fish and the green plantains with Suero (is a white milky sauce that you put on the plantains, is real good)

Thank Leonor0822
Subachoque, Colombia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Fine food in a popular restaurant, good prices, fine service, do not miss the very original smoked ray salad

Thank FGP-Subachoque
Winnipeg, Canada
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197 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017

We had dinner here one evening. We had a lovely shrimp cocktail for starters. My wife had chicken florentine and I had lasagna bolognese. Everything was superb. The portions were very generous, we could easily have been satisfied if we had shared an entree between us. Very nice dinner here.

Thank timwit61
Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food for the fish lovers and quite good value !!! The deserts card is quite poor though and the service was not matching the Colombian standards but was still okay. We had a really nice dinner.

Thank Johana B
New Orleans, Louisiana
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

I thought it a bit ironic that they had no ceviche given Chucho's start. Very good red snapper and the option to pick the size one wants is a great approach. The pulpo and shrimp salad was excellent. I found the shrimp in golf sauce and plain shrimp very bland. Excellent service.

Thank FoodCrank
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

This review is actually for "Donde Chucho" in El Rodadero. It is located in Calle 6 and the corner of Carrera 3. We ended up there as suggestions by some locals. We were not disappointed. Delicious seafood and great service. On our 3 day visit to El Rodadero, we ended up going twice for dinner. We couldn't resist trying different... More 

Thank carmen m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Soups, South American, Colombian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 19 No. 2 - 17, Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Magdalena Department  >  Santa Marta District  >  Santa Marta
  • Phone Number: 4210861

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?