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“Yum, Yum”
Review of El Santisimo

El Santisimo
Ranked #56 of 681 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian, Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York City, New York
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135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Yum, Yum”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We had an excellent meal in this restaurant. Fresh ingredients, well prepared. The dessert menu was interesting, if not tempting in its selections. Service was friendly and helpful despite our difficulties with the Spanish language. All in all, a nice coda to our stay in Cartagena.

  • Visited January 2013
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Confused - maybe too much hype”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

This was my last dinner in Cartagena and I really expected it to be great after reading all the reviews and having a bit of a hard time getting a reservation. I did my research about good restaurants for this trip and was very pleased with every other place we ate, so really expected this to be even better. In the end, it was just OK. My husband and I got the "miracle plan" so we each got to try an appetizer, entree and dessert with unlimited drinks... just not impressed overall. It wasn't bad, but wasn't a stand out - which for the prices, I felt it should be. At least we got to drink a lot which made up for it (although it was "house" wine/liquor). The service was good.

  • Visited February 2013
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DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“priecy”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Food was good. Portions on the shy side. Ambiance excellent. Don't know why maitre'd made such a big deal about reservations. There were no customers waiting and plenty of empty tables when we arrive and when plenty of empty table when we left.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Nando18325
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good Food, but slow service.”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

The food is good and they have different options from meat, fish and chicken. I really enjoyed the lemonade with coconut juice.
Although the waiters are very attentions, they don’t have enough waiters (and cooks) for the number of tables in the restaurant. So everything is very slow and takes awhile for everything you order.
They take reservations and credit card and is located exactly in front of the Hotel Sofitel Santa Clara.

  • Visited February 2013
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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The decor was very nice and the staff were helpful. Everything that we ordered was tasty and the juices were great too. The menu had food for everyone, we ordered a chicken dish and a seafood dish and tow seafood/rice dishes. Everyone was pleased with the food they ate! The appetizers were all good as well.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Solerita
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