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“Tasty food but a bit uncomfortable”

Restaurante Donde Olano
Ranked #109 of 669 Restaurants in Cartagena
Cuisines: French, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Frankfurt
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Tasty food but a bit uncomfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

The food was excellent. We ordered Zeus's temptation and creole steak. Service was rather impersonal for Cartagena's standards. What really bothered us was the fact that it was very tight and that it didnt have a children's Seattle - so dont bother to go with a baby/ toddler...

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A hole in the wall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

You have to stumble upon the restaurant as it doesn't have a big window overlooking the street. The words French and creole cuisine attracted our attention. It looks like a small family business with a nice atmosphere. The owner was pleasant and he helped us with our sleeping toddler.
The food was very good and there were quite an extensive menu to choose from.

  • Visited February 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Favorite restaurant in Cartagena!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Easily the best coconut rice I have ever eaten. You can not go wrong here but the best dish is the Camarones Briggett (shrimp with a brandy sauce). I still think about this dish! The place is small and kind of dark, and they do not speak English, but that is part of the charm. If you don't speak Spanish, bring a little dictionary with a good food translation and you will be fine. On a previous visit we explained, in perfect Spanish, that one person in our party was deathly allergic to celery, but to no avail - she was still served a dish with celery. But I still love this restaurant and will visit every chance I get - the food is that good! Service, not as much.

Visited September 2012
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Unbelivable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

You Probably must be informed about this restaurant, as you cannot imagine what you will experience as you walk down the street. Hidden in a small alley, you enter from a small door and you discover a restaurant that you could very easily find in Paris or Barcelona, and discuss with your friends about it. It has great atmoshere, the food was absolutely perfect! We took lobster and lemon fish filet, superb! We also got the house wine, very nice! Prices were ok. We wished to have more days here to visit it again!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cute”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

Cute restaurant, very small and somewhat uncomfortable, the food was average to good, but because we went on a Sunday, and one of the cooks did not show up, we waited forever for our food. That alone spoiled our experience there.

Visited August 2012
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