We walked into La Mulata on a hot, humid Cartagena afternoon. The place was well cooled and lit. A chilled lounge cover version of Bob Marley's hits played on the speakers, which later became a light Cuban salsa. A waitress seated us promptly, giving us a choice of the front room or the rear. From then on the service was quick and friendly--our food, drinks, and bill arrived within minutes of ordering them. To drink we had a classic lemonade and a mango lemonade. Both were fresh made with chunks of ice. Super refreshing. To eat we had the lujuria de mariscos, a mildly curried mix of seafood, and the cazuela de mariscos, a coconut and onion stew of fish and seafood. Both came with coconut rice and fried plantains. The cazuela also came with a fish soup as a starter. The portions were bigger than either of us needed, but had I been starving, I could have finished mine. The flavors of the food were solid and centered, never overpowering nor bland.
Our total bill was 38,000 Colombian pesos (about $20 U.S.).
I'd definitely go here again.
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