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“Very nice, cozy, a bit too leftish...”

La Bodeguita Del Medio
Ranked #580 of 708 Restaurants in Cartagena
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Bogotá, Colombia
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very nice, cozy, a bit too leftish...”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

The place does its best at being Cuban, communist and having good food, and it does it pretty nicely. They have Cuban music (Son Cubano) and very nice food, and it's pretty cozy. We've been there many times with my wife and always go again. Definitely one of the more interesting places in the Cartagena Walled City.

Visited July 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Check the pictures on the wall”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

We visited this restaurant for a late lunch or early dinner. We wanted to try the ropa vieja. We were the only persons and the service was really good like the food as well. Of course, the restaurant like the most in Cartagena is a little more expensive than other areas of Colombia. This restaurant would not be my first choice but the mohitos and ropa vieja were really good

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Texas
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent Ropa Vieja! loved the food and service.”
Reviewed January 13, 2010

This place has excellent food, and service neat atmosphere, and great mojitos. Loved it. I forgot my purse and when I called the next day they were holding it for me.

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Bogota, Colombia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“No dessert or coffee?”
Reviewed November 11, 2009

On the fisrt day on a bussiness visit to Cartagena we went to this restaurant for lunch. The place was completely empty, the food was Ok, but when we asked for dessert, they did not have any dessert! So we asked for coffee then and also no coffee was available. We were on a cuban restaurant in Colombia!

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Honolulu
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent ropa vieja, everything else was mediocre though”
Reviewed August 25, 2009

We stopped in for lunch and ordered the ropa vieja. The meat itself was excellent, but the arroz y frijoles, fried plantains, and very expensive mojito were mediocre at best.

Charming decor with old pictures of Castro, Che, etc., nicely located near one of the main plazas and next to some high end boutique hotels.

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