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“Tradition”

La Cocina De Pepina
Ranked #22 of 744 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $17
Cuisines: Colombian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 22, 2013

We got to the restaurant at 7.30pm and it was a little bit empty, people started to arrive around 8.15, the food was delicious and traditional, really a nice place to discover colombian food, the dining room is really not chic, but I guess the most important thing in that restaurant is the food, nice adress, you have got to try this restaurant !

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had a wonderful typical lunch. This is Colombian Mama's cuisine. Prices are amazingly small for the quality of food.

An authentic place, charming and clean.

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Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Good cooking, the mote de queso is excellent, the fish and shrimp food delicious the appetizers quite good and the dessert flan de ahuyama (pumpkin custard) is fantastic.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Just HOW exactly did they end up so high up on the list?

Having eaten lunches and dinners everywhere from Mercado Bazurto to Don Juan, I find La Cocina de Pepina a major misunderstanding on the Cartagena dining scene. Clearly aimed at tourists who follow the online suggestions (as they do), this place is a 'comida corriente' at top end prices. Except comida corriente (set meals at set prices) are generous.

You would not find this place in a million years if it wasn't for the Internet, and not in a positive 'off-the-beaten-track experience' way.

While perhaps established with the best intentions, and indeed serving a selection of costena flavors, I believe this place has suffered from some kind of dual personality disorder. EITHER lower the prices OR adjust the setting accordingly. And DIM THE LIGHTS. Indeed, we felt as if they were about to close for the night and someone was about to start brushing the floors.

2 stars instead of one as the food was OK. But then again, so are the empanadas at the street stalls...

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Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

We loved this place and were surprised to be the only diners around 7:30 on a Tuesday evening. Had the "cabeza de gato" appetizer (essentially a medley of mashed starches rolled into balls), shrimp soup, and the beef posta, as well as dessert, and it was all among the best we had in Cartagena. Prices aren't dirt cheap, but about 30-40% less than the fancy restaurants in town with equivalent food. Location leaves a bit to be desired. Make sure you know where you're going, as the neighborhood isn't one to get lost in after dark. Overall an excellent experience.

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