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“Great food”
Review of La Perla

La Perla
Ranked #47 of 694 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: South American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tallahassee, Florida
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Let me begin by saying in four nights here, I've learned that expecting stellar service will ruin a good meal. We had a great meal here: wonderful shrimp appetizer...the smoked grouper was an excellent tasty piece of fish served over a fabulous rissoto...my daughter wanted to try something different and ordered a dish made with"beef tail" it was absolutely fantastic....Dessert was fabulous...I ordered a coffee after dessert and the waiter forgot it. The restaurant started filling up and he got busy with other tables and just forgot it...so I got the check and left...that night, I felt like he spoiled an fantastic dinner....in retrospect, don't expect five star service in any place in Cartagena.....if something doesn't come right away, just ask again....staff may not be the sharpest, but everyone we've met was well intentioned...maybe could have used better training...but lower your expectations on service and concentrate on really good food...if you'll do that, this place will fit your bill. With the coffee it would have gotten five stars.

Visited June 2013
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Santa Monica, California
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A Tasty Choice”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Great service,innovative cuisine...fairly priced. Seafood is wonderful tasty morsels. I would eat there again....

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Better avoid, unhealthy fish”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

In the heart of the turistic area, nice atmosphere but bad food. We got stomachache due to a bad fish that we even sent back to get cooked more. We noticed other two people sending food back. There was also water dripping from an air conditioning on a corner of the room.

  • Visited May 2013
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Loxahatchee, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
“Mojitos!!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Best mojitos in Cartagena. And they serve them in big hollowed out coconut shells. Yum. The food is good too. But we went for mojitos.

  • Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
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“Lives up to expectations.”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

One of the only 2 places we went back to in 3 month in Cartagena. While our first meal was well worth a five-star review, the second time round the food was slightly 'neglected'. Not everything was available, too. Still, this place is rather impeccable. Great cocktails, clearly a skilled bartender. Lomo La Perla with blue cheese on a bed of mushroom risotto was one of my favorite meals in Cartagena. In fact, probably one of my favorite meals ever.

Visited April 2013
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