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PRICE RANGE
$8 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Full Bar
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

While in Santa Marta, the wife and I asked our concierge where the best place to eat in Santa Marta was. She said "Ouzo, without a doubt, nothing compares". With an endorsement like that we thought we had to try it. I've eaten there over...10 times now. I visit Colombia every couple of years and I make a special trip to Santa Marta for 2 reasons. Visit Tayrona National Park and eat here. There is no comparison to any other restaurant I've eaten at in the entire country. Ouzos is it. I've taken friends and family there. They all endorse it 100% as the best place in all of Colombia. The balcony is my favorite place to sit, fresh air, great view of the little park and the price is unbelievable. Three entrees with fresh fruit drinks $28 USD with tip included. You can't get 3 sandwiches in the US for that price. Stop scrolling through more reviews and go there now!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2020

Located on second floor of Ouzo, a well known restaurant in town. Very nice balcony overlooking the square and You do not have street sellers (which disturb you on the ground floor if you sit outside). Friendly and fast service. Food was good, the Ceviche...and the beef were good, the dessert was excellent. Wine list is a bit limited. I can recommend this restaurant to people who like a nice restaurant with good food.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

It’s a very comfy place. It has a nice atmosphere and great food chooses. We ordered beef, lamb meat balls and marinara pasta. Everything tasted very good.

Date of visit: January 2020
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EmilioBoddhi, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El balcon de ouzo, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2020

Thanks for visiting us.

Reviewed January 4, 2020

I was told to come here by 2 different friends and i was extremely happy the told me about this place. The food is fantastic, the price is fantastic, and the balcony is a nice place to sit. Now, you stare into a tree so...it is not a wonderful view but it is not bad either :) I would have eaten there every night if I could have.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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EmilioBoddhi, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El balcon de ouzo, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2020

Thanks for your comments. You highly appreciate them

Reviewed December 24, 2019 via mobile

We spend 24th of Dec in here. It was amazing. The food was the best so far in Santa Marta. As a vegetarian everything turned out much better than what I was expecting. Lots of options to choose from. Gnocchis was my personal favorite.

Date of visit: December 2019
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EmilioBoddhi, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El balcon de ouzo, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2019

Thanks for visiting us. Merry christmas!

Reviewed October 16, 2019

Balcon is the sister restaurant to Ouzo, which is located downstairs. Great location and amazing balcony seating area, which overlook the city and square below. Great wine selection, we start with a bottle of Chateau Alouette from France. For appetizers we do the Olive tapenade...and manchego crostini (amazing!) and the Tuna tartare(even more amazing). Mains were Octopus with chick peas and then the Spicy duck empanadas. Loved the octopus - it is the Columbian dish and almost always done to perfection everywhere we have travelled in this country. Cool and chic atmosphere, we were lucky as a last minute fit in for reservations. A must when travelling in Santa Marta!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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EmilioBoddhi, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El balcon de ouzo, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2019

Thanks for your review. We`re glad to hear you enjoy your evening!

Reviewed June 9, 2019

I went here for my birthday and was not disappointed. The mussels that we shared for our starter were excellent, as was our meal in general. At the end, I was presented with a carrot cake, on the house, which was delicious (and I don’t...usually like cake). Our server was very friendly and attentive. This place is a must for anyone visiting Santa Marta.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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EmilioBoddhi, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El balcon de ouzo, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2019

Thanks for comments and sharing with us. We´re highly glad you had a good day at your birthday!

Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

Nice food, the starters were delightful however the mains quiet average. Staff was attentive. Restaurant comes with higher price.

Date of visit: March 2019
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EmilioBoddhi, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El balcon de ouzo, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

Thanks for your comments!

Reviewed April 26, 2019

great sharing plates, delicious mains, lovely location! Try anything as it's all tempting, you shouldn't be disappointed!

Date of visit: April 2019
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EmilioBoddhi, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El balcon de ouzo, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

Thanks a lot! Hope we can see you again soon ;)

Reviewed February 28, 2019

Really loved the food and staff at Balcon. It is refreshing to sit upstairs and not be haggled by vendors / beggars. The food was great. I had a moscow mule (ended up getting 2). The service is by far the best I had in...Santa Marta. If you are in Santa Marta, this is a must go to spot. Might be a little more expensive but so worth it!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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EmilioBoddhi, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El balcon de ouzo, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2019

We´re so glad you had a good experience with us. Hope to see you again!

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