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“Something different”

El Boliche Cebicheria
Ranked #78 of 812 Restaurants in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Colombian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Sure you can find similar food for cheaper prices, but some original ingredients, the freshness and the kind service together make the restaurant a must in Cartagena

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Reviewed July 4, 2012

I could just summarize this review in two words: Super fresh. I walked into the restaurant at lunch time. The menu comes with English translation, they don't speak much English, but it's very simple to communicate. You can just select anything and it will be good. I ordered the Tamarind ceviche and the daily fish special. Everything was prepared by the chef right in front of you. Great music in the background. Prices are reasonable for the quality of food, you will pay significantly more at many of the other upscale restaurants in Cartagena. I will be back for more :).

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3  Thank HappyTraveller213
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Management response:Responded July 12, 2012

Hello it's good to read your comments and even more have been with us in the boliche, we expect to receive on your next trip, thanks for your support.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

This is a good restaurant and well off the beaten path. If you want an authentic Cartagena food experience and a non-tourist place to go then El Boliche Cebicheria is a good choice. However, keep in mind that they speak no english (although they do have english menus). There is no air conditioning and this matters in such a hot and humid city. The food ranged from pretty good to really good.

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Reviewed June 27, 2012

I came to Boliche Cebichería due to Trip Advisor’s rating; being city tour guide, trying the best rated places is almost an obligation (a good one).

The place is owned by a very nice couple that makes you feel comfortable and welcomed. Located on Calle Larga in Getsemaní, Boliche has around 7 tables plus the bar, well distributed and with an special spacious effect by the open porton (huge door) that covers all the front of the restaurant.

The kitchen is right there on the bar, like a sushi restaurant, so you can see the chef working his magic.

I went for a cold dish; “biche cebiche” and a hot one; the octopus.
- Biche Cebiche: Nice flavors, great combination of fresh seafood (fish, octopus, snails and shrimps) and mango, with a mild yellow pepper touch.
- Octopus: Perfectly done octopus on a bed of creamed potatoes topped with a touch of special chimichurri and almonds.

Taste: Excellent.
Presentation: Excellent.
Service: Very Good.
Value: Very Good.
Atmosphere and décor: Very Good.

The place has a space suitable for big groups, families or friends, nice for couples but not very romantic though.

Boliche Cebicheria, met my expectations. I recommend it.

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2  Thank TheCartagenian
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

We came here for dinner and it was one of the best meals we had while in Cartagena. The food was fresh and delicious with sophisticated flavours. We really loved it. We had a cerviche and the octopus and both were delicious.

The service was a great and you felt a bit like you were in the owners' home as their beautiful baby daughter was crawling around, which made it even more enjoyable.

I'm not sure about the previous comment regarding small portions - I though they were perfectly sized.

Cant recommend this place highly enjoy, we really loved it.

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Management response:Responded June 27, 2012

Hi friends, thank you very much for your comments, if any received was very nice, and know that people like you, appreciate the good work in the family of boliche we always have, we hope your visit in a future occasion, was a pleasure,,,

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