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Merkabar / Welcome Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Caribbean, South American, Colombian
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Great little locals restaurant. The owner/waiter was very friendly and chatty, even attempting to make jokes in English etc, which was nice and welcoming. The food was good Colombian home cooking, friend fish, plantain, rice etc. The price was very reasonable.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank R8536OXjackn
Reviewed January 26, 2019

We went to this restaurant 3 times. Portions are very big. Food is good. We pay for 4 diners 80000 pesos. That is $40Cdn. Best in town. However do not expect fancy food or North American quality. Very friendly and helpful owner.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LeszekBrodowski
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The seafood here was amazing and the owner was hilarious, that guy had us laughing the whole time. We got the seafood cazuela and it was one of the best we have had! I would live here if I could.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tobin B
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

I had the cazuela de mariscos and it was absolutely amazing!! I am a seafood lover and this hit the spot. Extremely decently priced (20k) and a large portion I will be going back to try more next week. I strongly recommend you pop in...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Carina B
Reviewed May 2, 2017

I´ve come back to this place everytime I´m in Santa Marta, and the "cazuela de mariscos" never failes to deliver. It is simply amazing!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Rob4life
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

We came here a few times during our stay in Santa Marta. The food is about 15 to 25 mil, depending if you want a simple Spagetti carbonara or a cazuela. I can strongly recommend both. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants great...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Johannes V
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

We went there four times during our time in Santa Marta and everything we ate was very good. The seafood is really nice, especially the cazuela de mariscos! Prices are between 15 - 25 mil COP for a meal, portions are really huge.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Karoka92
Reviewed March 29, 2017

The food was delicious and attention is very good, they bring my order very quickly, also theres is air condition so you can refresh, location is centric and accesible. What I like more was shrimps, the price was reasonable.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Citlali F
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We went to el Restaurante Welcome because it was located just in front our hostel, so glad we did ! Food is local, good quality, in very good quantity for good prices (cazuela de mariscos, their specialty, was around $20.000) and the owner makes us...More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed September 18, 2016

to try a local place upon arrival to Santa Marta. Restaurante Welcome definitely provides a local flavor to any visit. We were warmly greeted provided a menu and drinks quickly arrived. Had some great seafood and the fish soup was good. As others have stated...More

Date of visit: August 2016
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