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“Two of us ate fresh, flavorful seafood with quick, friendly service for $20 U.S.”
Review of La Mulata

La Mulata
Ranked #30 of 698 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Colombian, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Atlanta
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Two of us ate fresh, flavorful seafood with quick, friendly service for $20 U.S.”
Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

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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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Dependable flavor and often excellent”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Sweet spot in San Diego. Good value, and good flavor, with daily rotating menu. Too many times, though, hot food arrived cold. Lunch served till 3PM - many places close at 2PM, so big bonus

  • Visited August 2012
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“nice local place to eat”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

This restaurant was recomended to us from a local guy. We went there and had local food, which was very good. Small place but worth to see it. They also offer german beer "Paulaner Weißbier", which is kind of creazy to get this in Catagena. We had a blast there and they were very friendly.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Great place for a quick and tasty meal”
Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Overall, excellent. The prawns were almost as good as the ones I had in Mozambique. Coconut lemonade was divine. Only small negative is that this place feels "found", no longer a local hidden gem.

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Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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“Highly Recommended!!”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

La Mulata offers a very simple menu, they basically have 4 different dishes every day of the week, and a grill menu you can pick from any day. The 4 daily dishes cover all the meats, the have fish, beef, pork and chicken, and they all include a nice little bowl of soup that varies daily as well. On top of that, they serve natural juices for as little as $1.500 COP or $0.83 USD (juice of the day) in a large glass. When the comparable dish in Cartagena goes for 18-25 USD, here you get it for about $8USD so, hands down, this is the best Bang for your Buck!!
Service is quick, and the waitresses are nice, young girls always serving you with a big smile. One important fact: the only open for lunch!!

  • Visited September 2012
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