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“the best meal we had in Cartagena!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Boliche Cebicheria

El Boliche Cebicheria
Ranked #46 of 663 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, South American, Colombian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“the best meal we had in Cartagena!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

This young and fresh ceviche oriented restaurant is spectacular in it's simplicity. My spouse and I felt so comfortable coming in off the streets of Getsemani to grab a cocktail at the bar. We enjoyed the vibe and the smells so much we stayed for dinner and had a feast of several fish and seafood plates. You just can't go wrong with anything on the menu. We also enjoyed the strong and tasty house aperitif.
The owners are so inviting that I recommend asking for their suggestions. Many food experiences in Cartagena left us stumbling around in a food coma from the delicious, rich and often fried fare. At El Boliche you will walk away from this dinner spot feeling full, satisfied and refreshed.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank rick-o-shay_NYC
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VIVIANA D, Gerente at El Boliche Cebicheria, responded to this review, May 23, 2012
Dear friends, are you our reason why we strive every day and is a pleasure to receive them, congratulations on your life and we hope to receive them.
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san francisco, ca
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“They should be at a 5 star restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

This was our first adventure out of old city on our visit to Cartagena. Based on reviews we read, I was expecting to end up in the "hood", but it was literally a three block walk from the convention center/teatro outside the city wall on Calle 25. . Vivianna, Oscar & baby Elisabett were amazing hosts, but the ceviche was off the charts. May have been the best meal in CTG- and we ate at all the good spots. The biche, coco, and pico de gallo ceviches were spectacular - try them with the riesling that Vivianna suggested. Quaint casual atmosphere- nothing fancy, but fun & cool. I'm sure this place will be going off by my next visit.

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1 Thank tracisf
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VIVIANA D, Gerente at El Boliche Cebicheria, responded to this review, May 22, 2012
It's very nice to hear comments from our customers and even more when they live the experience of sharing with our family, you are ladies and gentlemen is always an honor to have the Boliche
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Florida
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Seafood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

I have been to Cartagena several times. I love the city! On our last visit, we found this restaurant, which was new since the last time we visited a year or so ago. We had a wonderful meal, including some interesting things we've never eaten (we are from Florida, so are accustomed to many different types of seafood) - "erizo de mar con aire de coco" (urchin), "pulpo en espuma de papa" (octopus), and "chimichurri de vegetales." The food was very good. The chef visited us at our table and was very pleasant. The service was very good. I would highly recommend you trying this restaurant when visiting Cartagena. We will return on our next visit!

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank grizgator
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Can't be more fresh!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

Great food. We had the crab empananas and two ceviches (tamarindo & traditional). Fish can't be more fresh, and owners directly attend their place. From the tables you can see the detail the Chef (Oscar) is putting to each of the dishes. The name Boliche refers to the fishermen's net, therefore trying to relate to the freshness of the ingredients and fish. Will return for sure.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Lokotoro
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washington, dc
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent. Lo mejor!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

We walked past a few times before finally stopping in and trying this place out. Glad we did because it was the best food we had in our time in Colombia. The tamarind ceviche was great, and the chef's version of coconut rice was spectacular. He was even kind enough to explain to me how to make it. The decor of the place might be simple, but the food was on another level.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank bradford_usa
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