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Review of 8-18 - CLOSED

8-18
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 8-18 Cartagena es una propuesta gastronomica que promueve enla ciudad una cocina sostenible, con productos del mercado local y pescaartesanal.Su variado menu ofrece deliciosos platos con mariscos,pescados, carnes y arroces, preparaciones con ingredientes como el pomelo,achiote, frutas y especias de casa.Una carta de vinos y licores con enfasis en productos organicos,complementa la exquisita experiencia de probar sus sabores.
Reviewed April 20, 2013

OK is the most I can say about this place, I suppose that makes it a decent meal but they seem to aspire for more..? The owner walked around all night checking up on things without a single smile, not a great contribution to the atmosphere. Portions and prices adequate and comparable to other restaurants. Food was well cooked. Nice warm bread rolls BUT with the tiniest cubes of butter ever seen.

Service was OK too, maybe a bit stressed out under the owner's watchful eye.

Once again, you can do better, especially if on a short visit.

1  Thank Vitamin_Sea2008
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Excellent food. Chese carimañolas with suero. The catch of the day, a great red snapper with a roasted tomato and pepper sauce accompanied with green plantain patacones.

A delicious coconut rice what milk

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Thank Isabel C
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

The service was amazing: the staff were well versed in the local ingredients and tradition that informed the food, as well as the restaurant's overall focus on sustainability.

The menu is centrally seafood and fish based (although there are some meat options), inspired by local flavours. Everything is made in house.

The prices were reasonable given the high quality of the food and service.

Thank Lalesander
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

After visiting the Carmen in Medellin, we had a large group dinner here in Cartagena that lived up to the amazing meal at the original restaurant. The menu here has some of the same dishes but is far from identical. The octopus, banh mi, and cheese plate were all fantastic, and the service was great throughout.

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Thank Nick R
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

This was my second visit to 818 , came last year and the food was great, but now it seems that the food had a lack of something, I mean it was not bad at all but last time was better, way much better. , service is still great. keep it up.

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Thank george h
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