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“Amazing view but terrible drinks” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Del Mar Cartagena

Cafe Del Mar Cartagena
Ranked #69 of 661 Restaurants in Cartagena
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Tenemos una privilegiada ubicacion que nos regala una espectacular vista sobre al Mar Caribe, donde los imponentes ocasos tienen un encanto que iluminan nuestro espiritu. Abrimos todos los 365 dias del ano de 5:00p.m. - 3:00 a.m.Exquisitos Platillos y Cocktails, atardeceres y noches de luna llena en ambiente lounge y musica chill out. Somos en esencia, un espacio internacional, historico y cultural, la manera ideal de pasar momentos inolvidables.
Cali, Colombia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Amazing view but terrible drinks”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stumbled upon this cafe after watching the sun set over the ocean from Cartagena's walls and were immediately infatuated by its location overlooking the ocean. They have an open terrace with plenty of tables and lounging spots and chill beach music playing over the sound system. We ordered some drinks and grabbed a padded bench table close to the ocean side.

The drinks we ordered sullied the experience. Bad enough to take this place significantly down from a perfect rating because the view isn't any different than elsewhere on the wall.

We ordered a Cafe del Mar (champagne with Blue Curaçao), a Pina Colada, and a glass of wine. It took about 15 minutes to get our drinks and all of the drinks were a struggle to finish. The Cafe del Mar and Pina Colada were both unnecessarily sweet and the glass of wine did not taste good at all. At close to $10 a drink you're clearly paying for the view and not the taste.

We left a bit disappointed overall but might come back some day just to have a place to sit and watch the sun set.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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“Great for a drink and the view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

We were recommended this spot, and the location is definitely one of a kind. Its real value is the location and enjoying a drink. The menu is limited, and rather over priced. The food was good, but nothing that commands the prices.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Wadsworth, Ohio
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“Beautiful view but don't order food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to watch a sunset in Cartagena. It's busy and the service is slow (I'm being nice). We were hungry and ordered food and were greatly disappointed. My recommendation is to watch the sunset someplace else along the way and skip the poor service, bad food, and bad service.

Visited November 2013
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SW London
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“Perfect place for drinks at sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

We had wonderful cocktails at this bar/cafe on the old stone walls around the old city. You look out to sea, and about 6pm can watch the sunset from behind the cannon. I can recommend the caiparinhas. Very strong.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“You must see a sunset at Cafe del Mar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Locals don't like Cafe del Mar saying it's too expensive and touristic. But it's a really must see and you can have one beer with 9,000 pesos (approx USD 5), so it's worth going just to check.
The view is beautiful, sunset is breathtaking and it's a lounge bar on the top of the walls of the Ciudad Amurallada. Don't miss it!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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